Gourmet care and feeding of the pedals: Pedal uses and their regulation

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In my thirty-five years of touring, my relationship with piano technicians has always been a focal point. They are my partners in creating a memorable musical experience. In looking together at the hundreds of pianos that I've encountered, in large and small venues, from super high-quality brand concert grands to older...
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How Do You Take Care of Your Piano?

Vancouver, Washington. Martha Sharman's 1922 Steinway living room grand was a wedding present to her husband's grandmother. "She was quite a pianist," remembers Martha. "When she married, her husband took her to New York to the Steinway factory, where she selected the piano and had it shipped home to Galveston, Texas. In her last years she suffered...
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How Do You Prepare for a Career as a Piano Technician?

My piano tuner is also a flutist in a major symphony orchestra. During one of his first service calls to my home, I realized that the man sitting at my piano, casually dressed and listening intently, was wearing white tie and tails on stage the week before. I asked him which came first, the chicken or the egg-was he a player who tuned or a tun...
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Partners In Time: You and Your Piano

Madeleine Crouch has been in love with the piano since a piano teacher moved next door when she was eight years old. Music continues to be a part of her professional life. She has taught piano, worked as a music retailer, and is now an administrator for the National Piano Foundation. She also operates her own company, Word's Worth Communications.&n...
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