Eric Johnson RPT 1771 Post Road East, #239 Westport CT 06880 203 520 9064 email@example.com
I got hacked and instead of cleaning it up, I have revised the whole thing, getting rid of the buggy theme and sliders that caused the problems in the first place! Stay tuned while I put the finishing touches on. If you’re one of the people who have been directed here…SORRY!! especially to the many […]
Quality manufacturer technical manuals are rare. For one reason, they are difficult and time consuming to create. For another reason, certain techniques are common to all pianos and many manufacturers just simply assume technicians know all the steps. However that can be a dangerous assumption. Here are a couple technical manuals from Steinway and Kawai. […]
Indian Summer In youth, it was a way I had To do my best to please, And change, with every passing lad, To suit his theories. But now I know the things I know, And do the things I do; And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you!
I’ve taken on an action rebuilding project recently. The piano is a Steinway model L from the 40’s. The piano is being rebuilt by my friends and fellow PTG members Jim and Amy Tiernan of Dog House Pianos. I specialize in action work, tuning and voicing and am happy to have somebody else do the […]
Maria Schneider is one of my musical heroes. She composes for Jazz Orchestra and has brought a welcome new approach to a venerable musical style. This post is related to piano work, but you’ll have to read it all to figure out what the connection is. First, what is a jazz orchestra? If you’re of […]
I’ll be teaching 3 classes at NEECSO, the New England and Eastern Canada Regional Seminar, presented by the Piano Technicians Guild. My classes cover both technical and marketing subjects, including: Practical Voicing: A real world approach to voicing intended for new and intermediate voicers Refined Tunings with ETDs: Presenting ways to refine tunings by ear, […]
A duplex scale is a length of the string, other than the speaking length, that is intended to vibrate sympathetically. That’s my definition, how they define it at the Oscar Walcker School is not known to me. There is often a rear duplex, but there can also be a front duplex, making it a triplex? The […]