THE PIANO OWNER'S HOME COMPANION
A Reference Guide
By Steven R. Snyder
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A quality piano is one of the most expensive investments you will ever make. Yet most people know little about it. Have you ever wondered:
• Why does a piano go out of tune?
• How do I clean my piano?
• How do I fix a sticky key?
• How do I protect my piano from moths, humidity, and climate changes?
A piano technician with over thirty-five years experience now unveils the mystery of the piano and shares his secrets with you. In this simple guide and reference, you will discover how to protect your investment and save money by doing simple repairs yourself. There are easy to follow step-by-step instructions for piano maintenance and twenty-one easily understood illustrations drawn with the layman in mind.
A MUST for every piano owner, to be kept and used for generations.
STEVEN R. SNYDER has tuned, repaired, rebuilt, and refurbished pianos for over thirty-five years. He began working on pianos as a child, helping his father, a qualified piano technician. Steven financed his college education tuning pianos and after graduating from Boston University moved to New York City where he became one of the top technicians at Steinway & Sons Piano Company. In addition to concert work, he continued to perform piano service for many concert artists and Manhattan recording studios including CBS, Town Hall, and Carnegie Hall, as well as Lincoln Center.
During this time, Snyder was contracted by recording artist Stevie Wonder as his exclusive piano tuner-technician and when Mr. Wonder moved his recording studios from midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles in 1977, Steven relocated to Los Angeles and continued working with Mr. Wonder for the next ten years. During this time, Snyder also tuned, voiced, regulated, and reconditioned pianos for hundreds of professional clients including Bob Dylan, Dave Brubeck, Burt Bacharach, Garrick Ohlsson, and Mehli Mehta, conductor of the UCLA Youth Symphony Orchestra. Concert work spanned the Hollywood Bowl, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Studio work covered Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox Music, as well as many other concert venues across the country.
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