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January 2022

For Sale

PIANO TUNING BUSINESS FOR SALE: An established client list for a thriving piano tuning business in the Middle Tennessee area, east of Nashville. Over 20-years of tuning and repairs with 925 clients producing well over 1,000 pianos annually; the list includes several churches and organizations with multiple pianos per booking which provide a foundation of regularly scheduled appointments. Rates well above the national average as a part-time business netting $20,000 annually, based primarily on client call-backs, referrals, and routine institutional bookings. Excellent location with an open territory that provides an unlimited future growth potential. Please contact Tyson Hoppe via email at HoppeTuning.RPT@gmail.com or via cell phone at (615) 300-5951.

EARN $200,000 THIS YEAR? Not only possible, but have accomplished it for 16 consecutive years. “How To” strategies and methodologies in the book: “How To Earn $200,000 A Year Tuning Pianos”! Chapter 12: “Piano Tuning is NOT, the Name of the Game.” Chapter 10: How to generate 200 scheduled piano tunings in 2 days. Digital copy: $20. Hard copy: $25 + $5 shipping = $30. Credit/debit cards, checks, Cash App and Apple Pay.  A 50-year career piano technician, Barry Bradshaw, author.  501-733-6979  barrybradshaw1953@yahoo.com

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.

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM RESTORATION & SALE OF PIANOS.  Lindeblad Piano Restoration has provided world-class restoration, service and the sale of the finest pianos for nearly 100 years.  20 Year Warranty & Nationwide Delivery.  Over 100 pianos for sale with brands like Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, Baldwin & Knabe. VISIT US ONLINE - www.lindebladpiano.com. Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or info@lindebladpiano.com. LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION.

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.

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCHWEIGHT CALCULATOR. Computes and predicts Touchweight, Action Ratio, and Inertial Touch Force. Brings action rebuild predictability and performance to a consistently high level. $770 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 OFFERINGS!: Steinway’s Sketch 380 Pedal Lyre Prop Sticks, and Two-Stage Lid Prop. COMING SOON: Steinway’s Sketch 380 Pedal Lyre. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

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.

Help Wanted

BARD COLLEGE SEEKING FULL-TIME TECHNICIAN. Bard College, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 90 miles north of New York City, seeks an experienced, full-time piano technician to maintain and manage its fleet of pianos. The Technician will execute tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs, action refurbishing, preventative maintenance, and other duties in order to maintain Bard College’s piano inventory. Pianos are integral to the success of Bard's mission and are used by a wide range of prominent educational programs and professional performing arts organizations, including The Bard Conservatory of Music, Bard SummerScape, and Bard Music Festival. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package. Salary range starts at $70,000. Please send questions to hr@bard.edu. To apply go to: https://www.bard.edu/humanresources/descriptions/?id=6335632.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN COLUMBIA, MO
 is searching a Full-Time Benefits-Eligible Piano Tuner/Technician Position starting the 2022-2023 year.
Job Description
The technician will provide full supervision over the entire piano inventory of the MU School of Music, with duties including tuning, voicing, maintenance and inventory of approximately 120 pianos including historical instruments (a fortepiano and two harpsichords).
Salary/Benefits/Start Date
Salary range is $23 - $30.28/hour based on experience and quality of work (estimated annual: $46,000-$61,000). Full benefits package provided.  Expected 40 hours/week, evening and weekend hours will be required during performance season.  Start date is flexible but should be around August 1, 2022.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include three years piano tuning and maintenance.  Preferred: Registered Piano Technician certification.
Application: Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ (Job Opening ID #39985) Be prepared to upload: (1) a detailed letter of application, (2) a resume and (3) a list of three professional references.  Materials must be combined into a single electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf).  The search committee will begin review of applications on February 11, 2022 but the search will remain open until filled.  Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Peter Miyamoto (miyamotop@missouri.edu) with any questions.

Service

SENECA PIANO KEY. Quality piano key services with 30 years experience. Sharps replaced, keys rebushed, keytops and fronts replaced. For details on parts, prices and turnaround, e-mail tedskeys@yahoo.com or call, 607-387-3095. Seneca Piano Key, Ted Oberhaus 4977 Frontenac Rd. Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886.

PROFESSIONAL  KEYBOARD SERVICES. Tops w/fronts -starting at $235. Plastic sharps-starting at $100. Keybushings starting at $150. All key work includes cleaning/buffed capstans. Key frame restoration, including repairs, rail repining and refelting. Contact for additional pricing/services provided. Free return shipping with prepay (not AK/HI). Credit and PayPal accepted. All work done by 40-year RPT. Kenneth Jeffs, 7 Greymore Drive, Chesterfield, MO 62017, (314) 960-6389; Web:curtisreso.com; E-mail:kenneth@curtisreso.com.

REYBURN KEY RECOVERY. Tharan, Ivoplast, Acrylic and more! We specialize in premium key tops and advanced key repair and can recover/repair nearly any keyset. Visit our website reyburnkeyrecovery.com for more info or contact Aaron Reyburn for an estimate at  reyburnkeyrecovery@gmail.com / (616) 263-7090 today!

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Select a pre-made website design from our Design Gallery, and we'll customize it to fit your business. We offer affordable websites at just $89 plus a $14.95 monthly hosting fee with no contract. To find out more, visit PianoTunerWebsites.com or call 800-533-7998. Edward Klein, RPT.

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.

QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $235; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $275; 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.

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.

BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($310) I'll polish capstans, return ivory, including 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.

PIANO KEY RESTORATION SINCE 1994. German Tops w/Fronts - $250.00, 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.

Training

THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF PIANO TUNING, SERVICE & REPAIR offers evening classes at one of New York City’s premier piano rebuilding shops. Hands-on training with some of the finest piano technicians and craftsmen in the profession. Our 16-week Introductory Class teaches aural tuning and CyberTuner use, grand and upright regulation, hammer filing and voicing, string and other most basic repairs. Visit our website at www.nypianotuningschool.com for more information.  NYSOPT is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT OBERLIN CONSERVATORY. Prepare yourself for a fulfilling career as a concert-level piano technician in Oberlin's four-semester Artist Diploma program. Created in association with Steinway & Sons, Oberlin’s program emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician. You’ll train with world-class technicians and pianists—from the Conservatory and around the world—and leave the program as a confident specialist in concert work. Training includes piano rebuilding, action forefinishing, restoration, and regulation; damper system installation; tuning, and voicing. Curriculum features daily mentoring, week-long residencies with leading technicians, short- and long-term projects, and concert preparation in a busy conservatory environment. Additional opportunities include summer internships at Aspen Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp, and advanced training at New York’s Steinway factory. Visit oberlin.edu/piano-technology or contact john.cavanaugh@oberlin.edu.

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, scholarships, and veterans benefits available. Located in Boston's historic North End. For more info, visit nbss.edu/piano or contact admissions@nbss.edu.

Wanted

WANTED: MASON & HAMLIN GRAND/BABY. Nationwide pick-up and fast payment.


STEINWAY & YAMAHA GRAND PIANOS WANTED-HIGHEST WHOLESALE PRICES PAID.
All Models. All Years. Any Condition. Quick Payment. Fast Removal! Over 45 years buying and supplying the trade. Call anytime: Bob Friedman 845-849-4197 or e-mail SteinwayHunter@gmail.com.

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 will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO or
www.lindebladpiano.com  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION