PTM 2021 September Convention

Dean Reyburn 

Keyboard and Action Evaluation & Replacement for the Rebuilder and Tech

Our new AI Mode listens and tunes just like a really smart aural tuner.

What's in the episode ?

We'll demonstrate practical and objective ways to make sure your action rebuild will be successful by checking the condition of the keyboard and checking geometry. Learn about the ramifications of installing a new keyboard and/or action stack. See a virtual tour through Reyburn Pianoworks keyboard manufacturing shop which uses the latest CAD and CNC robotics.


Dean Reyburn

Dean passed his PTG RPT exams in 1978. He has served on the PTG Examinations and Test Standards Committee since 1996 and acts as Advisor and CTE skill reviewer, and is a member of the PTG Hall of Fame. Dean has many years experience as a concert tuner and was the technician for the local Steinway and Yamaha dealers for many years. Dean attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago from 1976 to 1978 where he learned piano technology from Virgil Smith, RPT and Robert Carbaugh. Dean is a self-taught Software Engineer and lead engineer on the CyberTuner project and runs Reyburn Pianoworks which builds retrofit keyboards. He enjoys tennis, biking and hiking in his spare time.

A stellar reputation in the piano industry.

“McNulty is the top quality maker in the fortepiano field. Clients include Glyndebourne Festival, Royal Academy of Music in London, Royal College of Music in London, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Alexander Skeaping, also best performers and institutions internationally.”

Peter R.

“I had fortepiano by Paul McNulty many years and I am very much happy with it and everyone else is. I recommended McNulty instrument to the Amsterdam Conservatory and people there were also very happy with the instrument. My fortepiano is especially wanted by many and I had rented it out many times. I think it is one of the best fortepiano copies in the world.”

Stanley Hoogland - professor of fortepiano in Amsterdam and Den Haag conservatories


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"I felt I had a history lesson on the piano & it's formation. I now know who to contact if I ever run into one of these, so far in over 50+ years in the piano business I haven't but you never know. "

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"This was my 2nd online convention I found both to be EXCELLENT learning experiences. I am 50+ years in the business so I am definetly not a newbie, just open to new & different ideas & ways of performing certain tasks in piano work. I also had my knowledge base expanded about the differing types of wool used in making felt & the different types of buckskin/sheepskin/leather used in modern & historic piano making."

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"There were many things that I can use to make my service better and the knowledge of procedures that I already employ in my work that others have been doing too"


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