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Piano Maintenance: Resolving a weighty problem

Chuck Terpo, who continues to finely regulate my Steinway M grand, gave an encore performance yesterday, as he meticulously “lightened” some weighty bass notes. His nifty maneuvers on display in my iPhone generated video, revealed an analytic approach and smooth … Continue reading

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Piano Mania! and the Bezerkeley arrival of Steinway 1098!

Pianomania! is an apt title for a documentary about Stefan Knupfer, Steinway piano technician, who gallops upstairs and downstairs in a premier “Vienna concert haus,” trying to meet the needs of performing pianists, recording artists, et al. They demand the … Continue reading

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Piano Lesson: An advanced adult Student plays Chopin Etude Op. 25, No. 9

We are practicing behind tempo because the student began studying this Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 9 about two months ago. “Joy” took piano lessons as a child and young adult, and then had a period without instruction. She started … Continue reading

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