Author Archives: Joel

Baldwin 9 Footer – Action Work

Doing a 1/2 day of action work on the 1949 Baldwin 9 Footer in the chorus room at Easton HS in Easton, MD. Filed the hammers, reset the hammer line, realigned numerous hammers, vacuumed all the dust and crud out, … Continue reading

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Piano Fire Hazard

This is definitely a fire hazard. The metal bar you see is a dehumidifier tied to the wood rail with cotton twine. The dehumidifier was plugged in and very hot to the touch. To compound the problem, there was not … Continue reading

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Grand Piano Rental @ Pemberton Equestrian Center

Rented my Baldwin Model L Grand Piano for a wedding at The Pemberton Equestrian Center. Wilbur the pig was a big help!

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Voicing Steinway Grand

This late 1800’s 85-Note Steinway had been rebuilt about 30 years ago. The hammers had gotten hard, causing the tone in the middle and upper areas to be very strident and harsh. I was able to ‘voice” the piano by … Continue reading

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Piano Moving Dollies Hung in Trailer

Finally got the dollies hung in the trailer…no more stepping on and over them.

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Tuning in Chincoteague

Tuning the Knabe Grand for the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization for their concert this weekend. A bit dark, glad I bring my own light…:)

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In shop today

Story & Clark player grand had some moisture damage last winter. Pianos been in storage while house was fixed. Making sure everything is working properly.

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Tuning Steinway 9 for Veterans Day Concert at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Rental Grand at Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club

Baldwin Model L Rental Grand at the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club for a fundraiser for the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, VA. (I left the carpet squares under the castor cups so the performer could easily move … Continue reading

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Ivers & Pond Upright Action

Ivers & Pond upright action in the shop that needs some brass rail flanges, bridle straps, and some damper work done for a client in Berlin, MD.

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