Advanced Piano Technology at the North Bennet Street School

The Advanced Piano Technology at the North Bennet Street School is a nine-month program devoted to comprehensive piano care. The first part of every week day is a discussion forum where we study a variety of topics including advanced tuning and regulation practices, resolution of service problems that occur in the field, assessments/appraisals, estimates, voicing, and business practice to name a few. The latter half of the day is allocated to piano rebuilding. We work in groups of two. Each group is assigned a grand piano to restore over the course of the program. In my case, Brian Turano, my classmate, and I restored a Steinway B from 1886. We took extensive measurements, studied the design of the instrument, and executed an accurate rebuild. The following is a sample of the process.

Teardown

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Measurement

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Pinblock Duplication

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Pinblock Installation

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Soundboard Duplication

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Soundboard Installation

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Bridge Capping

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Bridge Notching

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Plate Refinishing

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Restringing

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Installation of New Action Parts

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Please feel free to contact me for service or with any questions you have. You can call or text me at (314) 369-6343 or email at aemoor05@gmail.com

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