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Tuning in Dallas

Posted on October 14, 2017 by tuner

After having lived in Dallas from 2nd grade on, one gets a feeling for all the music being taught and performed in this area. I recall singing in Elem. School Classes. I played in orch. at Hill Jr High and … Continue reading

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Pianist needed

Posted on October 13, 2017 by tuner

The Dallas Ballet is in need of a rehearsal pianist.  Service is needed on mwf from 5:30 to 7 pm.    Call Brent Klopfenstein at 214-577-7542 for details.    They have a spacious dance floor and Brent is easy to … Continue reading

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The Cost of tuning a piano in cents.

Posted on September 18, 2017 by tuner

The tuning price can be looked at as a daily charge. If you take the average yearly cost and divide by 365, you may be surprised at how little it really costs in terms of daily upkeep. I came up … Continue reading

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How long does it take to tune a piano?

Posted on September 14, 2016 by tuner

It seems that most of the first time residential tunings that I do are with pianos that are way out of wack. Sometimes certain sections are not so bad, but other sections can be very sharp or flat. These pianos … Continue reading

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Minor adjustments with hammers and more

Posted on July 6, 2016 by tuner

Having a piano that is in good tune is part of the equation. Getting the hammers evened up tonally is another aspect. A hammer could have moved to one side so that the sound is adversely affected. On a vertical … Continue reading

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To close or not to close your fallboard; that is the question.

Posted on January 31, 2016 by tuner

Covering the keys with what is known as the fallboard will protect them from various kinds of damage.  On a recent job I was called out to remove broken glass from the keys of a spinet piano which was caused by … Continue reading

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Dehumidifiers

Posted on April 1, 2015 by tuner

I am a certified installer of Dampp-Chaser products for pianos. If you have me install just the dehumidifiers and humidistat, you will notice a big difference in tuning stability. A vertical piano needs just one dehumidifier and one humidistat. Grand … Continue reading

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National Music Camp Concert at the White House 1962

Posted on November 27, 2013 by tuner

Click on the pic for a larger view. Scroll to the right to see everything. I attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan in the Summer of 1962. I was very lucky to be included in a reduced size … Continue reading

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1960’s Wurlitzer Studio Piano

Posted on March 21, 2013 by tuner

Back in March 2013 I was servicing a public school piano made in 1969. Wurlitzer made those older studio pianos to last.  I could have just tuned the piano, but I looked at the hammers and saw all that wear.  … Continue reading

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Pianos are percussive

Posted on August 27, 2012 by tuner

Everyone knows that pianos have strings and therefore are stringed instruments. In that way a piano is like a violin, viola, cello, string bass or guitar, etc.  All stringed instruments have to be tuned. Pianos are also a percussion instrument since the … Continue reading

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