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by pintwister
30 Aug 2009, 14:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Where has everybody gone??
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Where has everybody gone??

Seams as though there are more forums than there are people to read them.
by pintwister
29 Aug 2009, 13:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: "Acoustic Piano"?
Replies: 9
Views: 3692

Re: "Acoustic Piano"?

I am a piano tech. and you would not believe how many times I have been called out on a job, only to find out when I get there that it is a "digital piano" needing repair. How did the name "piano" ever extend itself to these electronic devices? Just because they have black and white keys, does not m...
by pintwister
17 Aug 2009, 12:51
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Fingers sticking to keys
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Fingers sticking to keys

Refer to my previous reply for the address for Rochester Piano Key.
I think they will also sell used ivory keytops and you can replace them yourself or hire a tech to do it for you.
It would be worth checking to see if they still do this.
by pintwister
23 Jul 2009, 22:32
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Fingers sticking to keys
Replies: 13
Views: 5770

Re: Fingers sticking to keys

There is a very expensive way to correct this. Have your Tuner box up the keys and send them off to a key shop and have the keytops replaced with ivory. This will correct the problem. In the USA there is one keyshop that does a perfect job. Rochester Piano Key 55 lois St Rockester, NY 14606 Phone .....
by pintwister
30 May 2009, 04:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lessons - Sound Proofing Update
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: Piano Lessons - Sound Proofing Update

Another fix is to place a few rubber door-stop wedges between the back posts of the piano and the soundboard. This will stop the soundboard from viberating properly and thus the volume is diminished considerably.
by pintwister
30 May 2009, 04:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: notes go out of tune upwards
Replies: 10
Views: 3079

Re: notes go out of tune upwards

The first few notes on the treble bridge are more affected by the changes in humidity because there is less pressure from adjacent notes to stabalize them.
You will also notice that during cold weather when your heat is running constantly, the pitch will drop more in this section also.
by pintwister
12 May 2009, 01:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63221

Re: Introduce yourself!

I am Bob Duncan . Owner of http://onlinepianolessonslive.com Online piano lessons live provides private or group piano lessons in real time with live teachers through video conferencing. Nothing to download or install. I have just put this site up and already have 6 teachers ready to go. I have been...
by pintwister
30 Apr 2009, 12:53
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How to become a piano teacher if I am from a foreign country
Replies: 3
Views: 3501

Re: How to become a piano teacher if I am from a foreign country

Why not try becoming an online teacher.
Then it does not matter where you live. The best Online teaching site I have found is

http://OnlinePianoLessonsLive.com

When you visit the site, send your resume and picture to the E-Mail contact listed.
There are also instructions listed.

Good Luck