I spent Wednesday through Saturday at the annual Western and Pacific (WESTPAC) Piano Technician’s Conference. The event provided fantastic continuing education. I am so grateful for the contributions of the masters of my trade!
I gained new insights through the following presentations:
All Day with Fazioli — an all-day seminar on voicing the Fazioli piano, presented by Claudio Valent, Fazioli’s chief concert technician and Rick Baldassin
Grand Dampers De-mystified — A hands-on class on grand damper regulation, presented by Rick Baldassin, Michael Spreeman, and Carl Teel
Customers for Life — An insightful presentation on raising the level of piano service by Rick Florence
Advanced Topics in Tuning Stability — presented by Steve Brady
Soundboard Nuts and Bolts — a technical presentation on soundboard design parameters by Jude Revely
Understanding Action Ratios and Hammer Weights — a technical presentation on grand action rebuilding by Dale Erwin