The Soul of the Craft
Tuning Master Class
-Powerful Tools for Long Term Success in the Piano Business
-Seeing Your Own Body as the Ultimate Tool
A Powerfully Simple Approach to Aural Tuning: a complete tuning with step-by-step breakdown, 2-period class; first period is a tuning concert, with my temperament and protocol and close-ups of my pin-moving-and-setting technique projected on the screen---silence except for tuning. Intro to the concert will be short, funny, engaging, and will ask for focused attention.
The second period will be playing the piano, listening, breaking down what I did. My tuning protocol is super-simple and focused; so many of my colleagues and students have asked for this class; I feel that most ways of teaching aural tuning are too complex and too "heady;" I've found a way to teach it quickly, cleanly, using the whole body to listen to the whole tone---to tune as an artist listens.
I will reveal powerful, simple ways to become more and more precise, musical and stable in one's tuning very quickly. This will be for any and all with a love of listening and learning.
Instead of talking about musical, soaring, rock-solid tunings, I want to produce one in front of a room of colleagues, and then have them test it and talk about it.
"For me, all the fun and the deep rewards in this craft start when I approach the work with curiosity and full attention. We'll explore practical ways to stay excited and focused in our work; everything I've learned from my mentors I've customized for my own life and talents, and I want to encourage and inspire technicians to do the same thing---trust your body, your ears, your own way of learning things.
I'm going to share the best I've learned in almost 40 years about how to make a piano sing...and how to allow pianists to be happy and grateful. We'll get into the heart of diagnostics, regulation, tuning, and voicing---how to look for and find the "sweet spots" in every piano, and how to use simple techniques to have a lot more fun while you work while steeply raising your skill level and your financial health. We'll be listening and doing; my classes are quite interactive. Nobody has ever fallen asleep...
I've had the honor of teaching this class in Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Boston, at North Bennett Street School, in Baltimore, Calgary, and Albuquerque, and now I'm excited to see you all in the Santa Clara area. We'll have a great time and learn a bunch of stuff..."
"David Andersen is the consummate PTG technical seminar speaker. His insightful, soft-spoken mix of humor, philosophy, and right-on technical procedures engage from the first batch of coffee and donuts to the end of the day. David presented a one-day seminar to our chapter in the spring of 2012 and his presence still resonates among attendees. In fact we were so pleased, in an unprecedented move, we conferred honorary membership in the Baltimore Chapter upon him.
David Andersen is a piano technician every piano technician should unquestionably and rewardingly spend a day with."
David G. Hughes, RPT
Baltimore Chapter PTG
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild is pleased to host this very special seminar this fall
Where: Yamaha Penninsula Music
861 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
When: Sept 28th - 9 AM to 5 PM
Registration is $60. for PTG members, $70. for non-members
Make checks payable to:
Santa Clara Valley Chapter PTG
and mail to:
3229 Gavota Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Advance registration required!
No Registration at the door;
class size limited to 30, so register early!