This class is an interactive workshop "poking around under the hood of a variety of pianos." This practical course, designed for piano enthusiasts of all kinds, will cover piano nomenclature, how pianos work, what to consider when buying a new or used piano, how to care for your piano, an in-depth look at the services that piano technicians provide and communicating with your piano technician, as well as some basic piano maintenance skills. Students are expected to come to class prepared to participate from the first class, having already read at least the first chapter of the text, The Piano Book, 4th Ed, by Larry Fine, Brookside Press.
The purpose of the class is to aid the pianist in understanding:
~ the possibilities and constraints of the instrument
~ how a properly maintained piano feels and sounds
~ what they want in a piano and how to ask for it
~ how to buy and care for a piano
~ how to locate and assess the skills of a piano technician
~ ways to increase the comfort level and confidence that pianists have with their instrument
and to enhance the communication between pianists and piano technicians.
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