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A Musical Tribute to Joseph Cossolini

A Musical Tribute to Joseph Cossolini

Joseph Cossolini was born in Hoboken, NJ in the shadow of Manhattan. He attended high school at Hudson Regional Catholic High School in Jersey City. Joe once commented that he was so close to New York in those days that “if the wind blew right you could smell what...
Piano Voicing: Can You Hear The Difference?

Piano Voicing: Can You Hear The Difference?

Piano voicing is the process of adjusting the density of the felts covering the hammers striking the string to produce a warmer or brighter tone. In this video, we will see how a piano is voiced and hear what a difference it can make to the piano’s overall...
What is “Piano Action”?

What is “Piano Action”?

Piano action is all of the moving parts that connect a pianist’s fingers to the strings. It starts with the white and black keys and ends with felt covered hammers. In between, there are dozens of parts for each key to help control the entire range of the hammer...
How often should I tune my piano?

How often should I tune my piano?

“How often should I tune my piano? ” Contrary to popular opinion, the reason that pianos go out of tune isn’t necessarily because they are played too much, but because of how humidity affects the piano’s soundboard. Most piano technicians...
Are Old Pianos Better Than New Pianos?

Are Old Pianos Better Than New Pianos?

Are old pianos better than new ones? The answer is: it depends. Old pianos can continue to sound wonderful for many years with regular maintenance and care, but even pianos that have deteriorated can often be restored to their former glory, and in many cases made to...
Moving Your Piano

Moving Your Piano

Move Your Piano A piano is difficult to move. It is heavy, awkwardly shaped, and delicate all at once. Properly moving one requires specialized equipment, techniques, and knowledge to avoid damaging the instrument or the property and people around it. When trying to...

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