Emily Townsend The mathematical foundations of temperament tuning are elegantly simple, yet remain an illusive mystery to many in our trade. We’ll use simple, elementary-level math to understand partials, interval relationships, why some intervals are tuned wide, and why some intervals are tuned narrow. This will be an upbeat, energetic class including time travel to […]
Nate Reyburn This hands on class introduces ways to reduce stress on your body using both impact hammers and the traditional rigid lever. Reducing the strain on your shoulder, neck, and back by using the right tools the right way is crucial whether you’re just starting out or have been tuning for years. We’ll cover […]
Nate Reybern In this class we will be using the NEW iRCT for Apple iOS. We quickly cover RCT basics, then demonstrate using RCT’s Smart Partials analyzing a piano’s inharmonicity to create smoother transitions at the breaks. We also explore basics such as quick, accurate pitch raises, and converging the ear’s aural preferences with a […]
George Lombardo George will give you the “inside scoop,” explaining everything from going through Customs with your tools to final stability testing, including a detailed explanation of each section and how it is scored, plus tips to help you get a “leg up” on taking the exam.
Rick Butler The focus of this presentation will be on an F3 to C4 temperament sequence. We’ll discuss and demonstrate how this sequence is applied when tuning for the PTG Tuning Exam when the piano is strip muted. How does this same sequence differ when tuning for performance. When tuning for performance, the advantage of […]
Tuning Stability Into Your Clients Piano Don Mannino RPT This class covers many aspects of the tuning stability problem, with an emphasis on stabilizing (or newly restrung) pianos. Don will include expanded information and demonstrations on tuning technique for stability, understanding pin and string motion during tuning, and discussion of proper string seating, pitch raising […]
Eric Schandall In this class we will begin by talking about how we hear. It helps to know a little about the ear in order to appreciate our sense of hearing and to protect ourselves while working. We then move on to tuning stability, so essential for our work. We need to be able to […]