A Series the Piano Technicians Academy Has Created for Teachers & Students
How an upright piano works
How the grand piano works
What do the pedals on my piano do?
How many strings on a piano?
Parts of a grand piano cabinet
What is a piano soundboard?
What is the plate of a piano?
How A Piano Works - An introduction to the vertical piano action.
How Piano Actions Work - A link to a video clip of a demonstration by Clarence Zeches, RPT.
Grand Action in Motion - See a YouTube video of a grand action moving in real-time and slow motion.
How an Upright Piano Action Works - 3D animation of an upright action mechanism. Also includes a schematic of all the parts making up the action.
Tuning Forks - Learn how a tuning fork is used to tune a piano.
Introduction to Tuning Forks - From the National Museum of American History.
Steinway Factory Tour - A YouTube video of a tour of the New York Steinway factory narrated by John Steinway.
Yamaha Factory Tours - A series of four YouTube videos describing the process of pianomaking at Yamaha from start to performance.
Petrof Factory Tour - A 360 degree panoramic tour that allows you to walk through the Petrof factory and explore images and video clips to see how pianos are manufactured.
Hailun Factory Tour - A 360 degree panoramic tour that allows you to walk through the Hailun factory and explore images and video clips to see how pianos are manufactured.