Hello all. It has been a long time since I remembered to write in this Blog space. I get so busy, and whenever I start to write one I get distracted with the logistics of doing it, and trying to make everything I write “perfect”, that I never get them done and posted. I apologize […]
Tidbits you may find interesting From our humble beginnings of just 27 students the first year, we doubled in size to 54 the second, and to 110 the third. We continued growing. We are the largest school in the world training piano technicians, and have students and graduates in over 90 countries, and on six (out of seven) […]
People considering piano technology as a profession often ask piano technicians how much they earn? I certainly get asked that a lot, as you might expect. The answer varies from person to person and area to area, of course, and people are not always willing to be open about their earnings with people they do not […]
Every piano has three basic parts, or systems; 1) the Case, Frame and Soundboard, 2) the Plate and Strings, 3) and the Action, or Playing Mechanism. In a vertical piano the case includes the backframe assembly with the pinblock, soundboard and bridges attached, the keybed, plus the sides, front and top pieces. These last […]
Here is a video clip I found for your enjoyment – a CBS Evening News featurette from 1986 about one of my mentors, Franz Mohr. Mohr was Steinway’s Chief Piano Technician and piano tuner to the greats.
Just like you are about to do, I began my career with a correspondence/home study course. In fact, over three-quarters of all tuners begin this way. I started working with another tuner, and he said “take a correspondence course to learn the nuts and bolts, and I will teach you the rest.” I did; but […]