Rick Baldassin RPT, Carl Teel Grand damper systems involve more than simply seating felt. In this class, we will demonstrate cutting and bending damper wires, adjusting underlever spoons and capstans, and correcting problems such as twisting and traveling during damper lift. Timing with both the key and pedal will also be covered. The demonstration will […]
Chris Brown will cover the steps in Grandwork Tools System sequence – traveling, squaring, and spacing hammers to vertical at strike, leveling, squaring, and spacing keys, sampling regulation, setting key dip, backchecks, and spring tension, setting jacks, repetition levers, and hammer line and finally letoff, simultaneous second escapement, and aftertouch – all finished with precision […]
Ed Sutton Sheffey Gregory Bill Davis The ever-evolving Playground has multiple workstations where individuals watch video instruction and then perform specific skills in an environment promoting success without time constraints. All tasks are presented in a step-by-step manner. Whether a 30-year technician or just beginning, this hands-on class where tools and materials are provided offers […]
Jude Reveley If you are curious about installing WNG products or would like to refine what you already know, this class will offer tricks and tips through hands-on demos and slide shows. We will discuss the installation of key pins, capstans and backchecks, how to install hammers on composite shanks, parts selection using the most […]
David Stanwood Very even and predictable feeling touch is produced by presetting keyleads once and for all to a perfect scale in shop or factory. Hammer weights are then scaled evenly to produce the desired level of Down and Up Weight. A computer free alternative to the unreliable down weight method.
David Stanwood We know that playing quality in a well balanced piano action is a function of Inertia produced by Ratio, Hammer Weights, Key Lead Weights, and the resulting Balance Weights. These relationships are clearly seen and understood when organized into rows and columns in a form not unlike chemistry’s Table of the Elements.
Rick Butler A slide presentation will cover all the basic bends of a grand damper related to troubleshooting damper issues. You’ll immediately have an opportunity to apply the information presented. There will be a one-note damper assembly for you to apply what you learned. You must, therefore, bring your own tools: needle nose pliers small […]
Grand Regulation Action Palooza Carl Teel Rick Baldassin RPT This is an all day class This hands-on class combines the popular “Are You Regulationally Challenged?” and “Are You Still Regulationally Challenged?” classes into an all-day experience. Students will first work in small groups to diagnose problems on a series of action models after which […]
Don Mannino This seminar provides practical guidelines and demonstration for preparing new grand pianos in the dealer showroom. With a goal of spending 4 to 6 hours maximum on the piano, Don will cover evaluation of the piano, prioritizing what work can be done in the time allowed, and making sure you give the dealer […]
Don Mannino This class is in two parts within the one class session. The first focuses on conceptualizing action center operation and service, and the second demonstrates an efficient and highly accurate method for re-centering using sized broaches. The discussion will include evaluating the amount of friction needed for any given action part, the effects […]