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January 2019

For Sale

FAULK TUNING HAMMERS. Lightweight, balanced with exotic wood handles and titanium/carbon fiber shafts. Will custom make to your requirements. Call Charles Faulk, RPT, at 479-855-9595  or e-mail: charles@FaulkPiano.com. Web address: www.FaulkPiano.com

For Sale: Piano Tuning Service Business in Hawaii.
Over 1900 customers including 325 prescheduled appointments, generating a little over $180,000 in revenue last year.  The economy in Hawaii is very strong, with tourism the driving economic force. Unemployment is less than 3%.  Looking for a person who should be an RPT, have good customer relations, a strong ethical standard, a pleasant personality, and comprehensive knowledge of pianos and piano service.  If interested in working in paradise, where the weather is always warm and sunny, please contact me for more information. Wim Blees, RPT Wim@Bleespiano.com

PIANO COVERS BY ALICIA. Formerly with APSCO, her covers are rapidly becoming the cover of choice. We offer six types of material-all covers custom made. Color bench pads available. Great looking-affordable prices-fast service. Brochure Available. AMERICAN PIANO COVERS LLC, PO Box 456 Clifton, NJ 07015. (T) 973-246-9144 (F) 973-246-9264; knightwing710@yahoo.com

DAWSON STRING COVERS. Handmade and cut-Lowest Prices-FINEST 100% WOOL FELT, Custom made to fit available in black,dark brown, medium brown, tan, royal blue, medium blue, burgundy or red; Serged edges with your choice of several beautiful decorative stitches. Serving Piano Technicians over 20 years. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. "WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THE FORMER EDWARDS STRING COVERS COMPANY TEMPLATES. We now have over 1200 templates in stock" . For pricing and more information www.dawsonstringcovers.com

PIANO, HOW ARE YOU!, A Guide To Understand, Evaluate and Maintain Your Piano is a book that was written by the inspiration to answer questions that clients asked every day. It includes describing various guild members, when to contact us, what questions to ask, recognizing and describing unusual sounds, piano styles and their levels of efficiency and piano care. This book makes the technician’s life easier. Available Schaff Piano Supply and Amazon. www.kkeelowpublishing.com.

DURABLOCK PINBLOCK PANELS & SPECIALIZED GRAND PIANO DOLLIES. Durablock Pinblocks are constructed of clear, northern hard maple and are of the highest grade possible. Highly prized for their ‘pin feel’ and stability of construction. For more information visit BestPinblock.com. Our dollies feature heavy duty construction with individual support to each leg. High grade, locking non-marking casters. The best design on the market today! Visit ChuppsPianos.com/Dolly for more information. – Dennis Chupp, 888-831-5820 – Dennis@chuppspianos.com.

PIANOS INSIDE OUT, "the most ambitious book on piano technology ever written" (PTJ, April 2013) is a comprehensive guide covering modern approaches to piano tuning, repairing, regulating, and rebuilding. Included are topics on piano history, ETD tuning, inharmonicity, touch improvement, modern lubricants, string leveling, voicing, soundboard impedance, grand piano moving, and institutional maintenance. Look inside and order at www.pianosinsideout.com.

VINTAGE CASE PARTS specializes in reproduction case parts for your Steinway restorations: toplids, legs, lyres, lyre props, music desks and desk frames, keyslips and lid props. OUR NEWEST OFFERING!: Steinway’s Empire Style Legs for models A-D. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

WHOLESALE STEINWAYS & OTHER PIANOS. Chupp’s Piano Service has a number of ready to restore Steinway and other brands of pianos available at wholesale prices! Sign up for our technicians/rebuilders wholesale email list by emailing Dennis Chupp at Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com. Sign up today!

FALCONWOOD PINBLOCKS. The most stable and durable material on the market for holding tuning pins. Duplication and custom thickness services available. Also drill bits and ½” and 3/8” Falconwood plugs. For free consultation call Tim Dixon (414)-587-9629. More info at www.greatlakespianosupply.com Email: service@greatlakespianosupply.com

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCHWEIGHT CALCULATOR
Fandrich-Rhodes Weightbench Touchweight Calculator.  Computes and predicts Touchweight, Action Ratio, and Inertial Touch Force. Brings action rebuild predictability and performance to a consistently high level. $740 for complete kit with software. $275 for software upgrade for Weightbench owners.  Fandrich & Sons Pianos, 360-652-8980, fandrich@fandrich.com  For more information visit: www.mypianotech.com/wb/ Purchase at www.fandrich.com


SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM RESTORATION & SALE OF VINTAGE PIANOS. Since 1920, the Lindeblad family has specialized in pianos. They have restored and sold pianos to clients all across the country. 10 Year Warranty & Nationwide Delivery Over 90 pianos for sale with brands like Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, Baldwin & Knabe. VISIT US ONLINE, www.lindebladpiano.com. Contact us at 888-58-PIANO & info@lindebladpiano.com LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION 

NICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details. gravagnegang@att.net. NEW! NICK’S NIFTY KEY LEADS PROGRAM. New action but original keys? Don’t guess on what to do with the key leads. Go to www.gravagne.com/NNKLP.doc for details.

Help Wanted

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks applicants for one full-time, benefits eligible technician position.  Click for complete job description and application information.
To be considered, you must apply through the jobs.illinois.edu site.  Questions can be addressed to Stephanie Swearingen, HR Assistant Manager, sswearin@illinois.edu.

Hello Piano Technicians! Artisan Piano Services is known as the Pacific Northwest's premier piano servicing company. With locations in both Oregon and Washington our techs service over 15,000 customer pianos!  We are looking for friendly and talented technicians who absolutely love people and pianos. Our field technicians earn approximately $55,000 - $70,000+ per year depending upon skill level and commissions earned.  We provide a company car as well as all the tools necessary for the job. We also provide life insurance, medical, vision, dental, and retirement PLUS a $5000 sign-on/relocation bonus.  If you have always dreamed of taking paid vacations, having benefits, not worrying about running a business, and working with a team please email me at David@artisanpianos.com. Thanks! Thanks! www.ArtisanPianos.com


DO YOU HAVE BASIC TUNING AND REPAIR SKILLS and are looking for exceptional professional growth opportunities working for a great company? TWO full time permanent positions (tuner-technician and also piano salesperson) on Family Piano team in northern Chicagoland Region. Advanced training for quick learning, conscientious person. W-2 w/ benefits. Send letter and resume to alice@FamilyPiano.com.

Department of Music, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico seeks applicants for one full-time, benefit-eligible technician position. Click on links for complete job descriptions.
Piano Tech:  https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=11316&site=14
To be considered, you must apply through the UNM jobs site, https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=13&c=unm look for Req 11316 Questions can be addressed to Renu Prinja at rprinja@unm.edu

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is seeking a Piano Technician to provide technical services for the Conservatory's inventory of approximately 120 pianos in collaboration with the Director of Piano Technology.  The incumbent will maintain SFCM's pianos at performance standards that meet the requirements of faculty, students and guest artists.  In furtherance of the Department's objectives, the incumbent will work with the Director to implement strategic maintenance projects to ensure that students education experiences are supported by access to uniformly high-quality instruments.  We anticipate a start date of July 1, 2020. To apply for the position, please visit our website at http://sfcm.snaphire.com/?job=5468PTG.

Service

PIANO APPRAISALS that  meet all legal and industry (USPAP) standards.  A well known RPT and piano restorer for the past 40 years is offering appraisals for PTG members and their customers. Years of experience writing appraisals for private clients, insurance companies, attorneys and CPA’s. My evaluations adhere to strict rules and regulations of the IRS and meet legal requirements.  I offer all forms of appraisals with emphasis on Estate, IRS charitable donations and Insurance Replacement. Let’s work together on your appraisal projects. For more information call Leopold Holder,  members Appraisers Association of America, 646 637 2266 or email at Leoholder3@yahoo.com

BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($285) I'll polish capstans, return ivory, include a new demo keytop AND return shipping is free with your enclosed check.  All work done by a veteran RPT, me, Mike Kurta.  Try me just once, call 231-421-1816 or www.keytops.net.

FINE PIANO RESTORATION BY CHUPP’S PIANO SERVICE.
Specializing in premium restorations with a focus on Steinway & Sons instruments. For over forty years we have served educational institutions, houses of worship, large organizations and individual pianists by assisting in locating, restoring, moving or purchasing instruments in the national and international markets. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Visit us at ChuppsPianos.com. Get in contact - Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com or 888-831-5820.

PIANO KEY RESTORATION SINCE 1994, German Tops w/Fronts - $245.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00. Custom Made Keys, Steinway Warranty and Other Services Available. Contact for full price list. Free FedEx Gnd return shipping excluding HI/AK. WALKER PIANO KEY SERVICE, 789 St Rt 94 E, Fulton, KY 42041, 1-800-745-6819 or 270-241-0702, www.walkerpiano.com E-mail: kirk@walkerpiano.com.

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 54 design options to choose from. You select your website design, and we’ll customize your new site to your business. Our professional websites are affordable, at $89 plus $14.95 for monthly hosting and customer service, with no contract.. To find out more, visit www.PianoTunerWebsites.com or call us at 800-533-7998.

REYBURN CYBER TUNER software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at:  www.youtube.com/reyburnpiano

RONSEN PIANO HAMMERS Manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1958. Four types of felt to meet your needs: Weickert Special, Wurzen AA, Bacon, and VFG. All Hammers custom manufactured. Custom boring and shaping. Tokiwa shanks. Most orders shipped in 3 to 5 business days. Ronsen Piano Hammer Co., 21 Edwards Lane, Boiceville, NY 12412. 1-800-864-0233, ray@ronsen-hammer.com, www.ronsenhammer.com

SENECA PIANO KEY. Quality key services at competitive prices. Sharps replaced, key bushing, and the finest key recovering at any price. Write or call for price list and information on quick return of your key work. Seneca Piano Key, Ted Oberhaus, 4977 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886; 607-387-3095.

QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $215; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $250; Plastic sharps - $100; Keybushing with premium cloth - $150; Recover backchecks, damper lift felt, and key repair. Free return shipping with prepayment, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Debra Legg, 5 Tarr's Lane West, Rockport. MA 01966, (978) 546-8428;  debra.legg@gmail.com


Training

THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF PIANO TECHNOLOGY is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections136A.821 to 136A.832.  Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Classroom and individual instruction available. See web site for more info. www.Mnpianotech.com. Call 651-777-6718.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL

Build your career in piano technology with our two Full-Time, nine-month programs. Basic Piano Technology includes tuning, regulation, and in-home repairs. Advanced Piano Technology includes complete rebuilding of grand pianos, comprehensive piano service, advanced tuning, and voicing. Master faculty, small classes, and an inspiring community. Financial aid and veterans' benefits available. Located in Boston's historic North End. For more info, visit nbss.edu/piano or contact admissions@nbss.edu.

THE RANDY POTTER SCHOOL OF PIANO TECHNOLOGY. Home Study programs for beginning students, associate members studying to upgrade to Registered Piano Technician, and RPT's wanting to continue their education. Tuning, repairing, regulating, voicing, apprentice training, business practices. Top instructors and materials. Call or write for information: RANDY POTTER, RPT; 61592 ORION DRIVE; BEND, OR 97702; 541-382-5411. See our ad on page 3.

THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF PIANO TUNING, SERVICE & REPAIR offers evening classes in piano technology at AC Pianocraft, New York City’s premier rebuilding shop.  Train with the some of the finest piano technicians and craftsmen in the profession. Visit our website at www.nypianotuningschool.com for more information.  NYSOPT is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

Wanted

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: ""Steinway Grands and Uprights.""Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or e-mail:knauerpianos@gmail.com

STEINWAYS WANTED.
We are interested in buying any type of Steinway piano.  We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO & 
info@lindebladpiano.com  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION