Piano Technicians Masterclass
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Under the Bridge:
Matching the Rib Scale and the Down-Bearing
with Ken Eschete & Dale Erwin
Sat Apr 7, 2018

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Lecture #3, Course Description:
Under the Bridge
Matching the Rib Scale to the Downbearing
with Ken Eschete & Dale Erwin
Boaz Kirschenbaum
Down bearing and the rib scale are essential but challenging topics every technician should grasp. 

Understand these essential concepts in this 2 hour lecture, even if you outsource belly work, never consider belly work, or are strictly a tuner.
Goals—At the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:
  •  Understand the balance between forces exerted by strings and resistance to that force by the soundboard.
  •   Measure downbearing on a strung piano
  •   Set downbearing on an unstrung piano.
  •  Analyze an existing rib scale.
  •  Alter the rib scale.
  •  Understand methods for making ribs.
About Dale Erwin:
Dale Erwin is a second generation piano technician with 45 years experience

Registered piano technician, former tuning examiner

Instructor for numerous state, regional and national PTG conventions and seminars

Including, Soundboards by design, Working with hammers, Finding the strike line,  

Rochester, NY, & Anaheim Piano Technicians rebuilders gallery ( invitation only).

Exhibiter at numerous PTG events.

PTG journal, Every day voicing.  

Technician at Gallo arts center, Modesto and various school, teacher, artist and universities Operates Erwins Piano Restoration, a family enterprise. 

Specialist in the comple remanufacture of the Steinway, Mason & Hamlin and other world class pianos.
About Ken Eschete:
Publications: Online Bellyman Certification Program; PTG Journal; 
Euro Piano: Japan Technicians Journal 

Instructor: PTG National and Regional Conventions; APTTA National and Regional Conventions; One-Day Seminars Chicago; New Orleans; Portland; Melbourne,AU; New Castle, AU

Experience: Head-technician, Northwestern University School of Music, Chicago; Grand Antiques, New Orleans; Town Hall Concert Venue, Auckland, NZ, Bentside Arts, Spokane , WA

Training: N. Bennett St School; Steinway Factory; Steinway C&A; Baldwin C&A; Smithsonian Institution.
Dale Erwin and Ken Eschete have stellar reputations in the piano industry
“As I have gotten to know Dale, I have learned that what he says – is what he does – period.

I have enjoyed watching his knowledge grow from his instruments in the 1990’s to the masterpieces he produces today. I look forward to spending more time with him as Dale is the type of expert that I would like to surround myself with professionally.

Keep up the good work, Dale!”
--Richard Galassini, 
Co-Owner, Cunningham Piano Company
“Ken Eschete knows pianos like no one else I know. He understands the instrument from an acoustical physics point of view: the many sophisticated pieces of action, the wood, cast iron, tension of the strings, quality and optimal dimensions of the soundboard and how all the above interact to make glorious sound. A musician himself, he knows the questions to ask a pianist regarding desired quality of touch and response, or the brilliance and warmth of sound needed..."
–Jackie Wood, Senior Lecturer in Music, Whitman College, 
Walla Walla, WA
Sat Apr 7, 2018
2-4pm Eastern Time
$197 For a Limited Time!
  • This lecture will literally pay for itself
  •  You won't have to leave your home, office, workshop or studio. 
  •  You won't pay for gas. 
  •  You won't pay hundreds for lodging. 
  •  You won't pay thousands for flights to far off conferences. 
  •  You won't lose hundreds in potential income generating time while traveling. 
  •  You won't get tired or uncomfortable sitting for hours in a car or plane, in traffic or in line. 
  •  You won't miss your family. 
Features:
Only Available With This Presentation
1. Gain free access to download related resources—valuable documents containing written instructions, and... 

priceless information that will give you the confidence to implement your new skills.

2. Join an exclusive Facebook group for extended discussion of topics covered. How many instructional recordings do you have that come with membership in a private ongoing discussion group? 

How much faster could you learn and apply these concepts if you had the support of a worldwide community exclusively focused on belly work?

3. Live, interactive participation. Solidify your learning. Ask the questions you want and get the answers you need. 

Then enjoy the video recording as a resource for solidifying these concepts.

4. Access the recording. Watch again and again. Have the freedom to review the video at the moments that are most important to you. 

Why pay for the same or similar lecture twice when you can drill in essential content that you've already paid for? 

Be efficient with your investments.

5. View the video recording from any mobile device, at any time—even while you work on a client's piano. How many of your existing DVDs and Books are you able to view from your smart phone? 

Do you have a photographic, minute-by-minute memory of that last conference presentation? 

Why not relax and enjoy 21st century access?!

6. Enjoy a complete, searchable video transcript with time stamps, documenting every word. Search for terms and locate when they are discussed in the video. 

Waste no time finding the information you need when you need it.

7. Participate in a new experience, unlike any convention presentation or previously recorded material. 

Share in the fun and excitement as one of the privileged few original lecture participants.

There will be nothing dry or boring about this content!
Sat Apr 7, 2018
2-4pm Eastern Time
$197 For a Limited Time!
We asked for feedback on our previous masterclasses and the response was incredible...
"[The instructor] is very good at this level of voicing. His experience at both Steinway and Mason & Hamlin far exceeds many of our experiences."
Ron Moore: 
Moore's Piano Service, 
Fort Wayne, IN. 

Graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology. 
"[The instructor] is very competent in the field of voicing and does a fantastic job of transferring his knowledge to the participants of his lecture. I was very enlightened and entertained and appreciate his willingness to impart his knowledge with others."
Jordan Porter: 
Fine Tuning, 
Boise, ID. 

Graduate with Highest Honors of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology.
"[The instructor] knows what he is doing and is not afraid to share it. Very thankful for that as a technician that is new to this business"

--Wayne Knox
Wayne's Piano Service
Belton, TX
"While I already have a grounding in these areas of work, hearing another viewpoint gave me a new perspective on how to approach this subject. You should never stop learning, and this lecture substantially broadened my knowledge and understanding of piano tone control. Excellent work!"

--Julian Dendy
UK Piano Technician
Newark, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sat Apr 7, 2018
2-4pm Eastern Time
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Unlike Any Existing Content Or Live Lecture
1. Enjoy a suite of resources. This lecture is not meant to replace any existing content, recording or conference presentation. A true craftsperson will seek education in multiple formats wherever they can. This is a completely unique, all-new way of learning with special features added to make it an undeniable value.

2. Avoid the frustration of sitting at the back of the room or crowding to the front as is typical in conference presentations, especially the good ones. Every participant and viewer has the exact same, up-close, loud-and-clear access to this engaging lecture.

3. Make valuable new professional connections and friends throughout the world. When you participate in this lecture and join the group of technicians who will treasure the recording you'll begin to build relationships with and recognize a whole new set of techs worldwide that are friendly, helpful and serious about learning. Although it's not the same as grabbing lunch at the convention, the barriers of space and time are broken down and professional relationships become a whole new experience.

4. The value is clear. If you are attending a national convention you might end up spending hundreds per class, even if you can fit in 15 or more lectures. Because, when you do the math, you can spend as much as $3,000 on travel, lodging, registration, rental cars, etc. And you're likely to miss out on several hundreds or thousands of dollars in missed work opportunities too.

Do not attempt a comparison. This experience is a world apart from what you'll find at a convention or in a book or traditional recording.
What previous live lecture participants are saying:

For each previous lecture we've conducted a thorough surveys afterwards. Here's what we learned when we asked "How much could this knowledge increase your income in the next 12 months?"
A full 91.7% of participants surveyed predict earning extra income because of our content!

Some foresee a returns of$10,000 or more.

Apply your knowledge and pay for it outright. 

Double, triple, 10X or 100X your investment!

You decide.
What previous live lecture participants have been saying:

Would you recommend this lecture? If so, why?
"Oh yes, [the instructor is] amazing. He's a pro, and a real talent in teaching and has so much experience that he really knows what he's talking about. Also, he can present things very logically and is easy to understand, but still is funny and nice to listen to."
Kirsi Lassi
Kirsi Lassi: Finnish Piano Technician. Student of the Bechstein factory in Berlin and the Yamaha Piano Technical Academy in Japan. 
Would you recommend this lecture? If so, why?...
"Yes, clarifies some things people (including myself) think they are experts in, but are not."
"Yes, lots of good information not normally available in my circles"
"Yes, to push understanding of what we are doing as techs."
"Very educational for all techs."
"[The instructor] made the math easy to understand, and explained how the numbers actually make the touch feel—bringing theory to practice."
"[The instructor] is a consummate professional and presents his material with attention to detail." 

--Mark Campbell
Campbell Piano Shop
Calhan, CO

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If you are a piano technician who's obsessed with quality. If you're constantly looking for ways to improve. If you just can't get to every guild meeting or every piano industry convention, but you're determined to learn advanced skills and offer the highest quality of service to your clients. If you are leaving money on the table because you want to offer more to your clients but not before you know exactly how to do things right. If you want your clients to love you and to feel that you are offering them the very best...
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The Piano Technicians Masterclasses are a new series of advanced, high quality, in-depth, interactive training seminars offered to the discerning piano technician. Each unique 2-hour lecture is hosted by a recognized expert in the piano industry, who is not only experienced in practice but who is also a dynamic and successful educator.
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Our mission is to offer access to each new, innovative lecture, to qualified technicians regardless of their location on the globe. Lecture participants have the opportunity to form globe spanning relationships with other technicians who care about advancing the piano Industry. 
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"This class does indeed have value for me and was well done. I look forward to the next one." 

--Wayne Knox
Wayne's Piano Service
Belton, TX

"This was a great class on a great platform. Far better than having to travel and lose a weeks worth of work and sit in a cold hotel room for 2 hours." 

--Ron Moore
Moore's Piano Service
Fort Wayne, IN

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