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  • Play Me, I’m Yours: Behind-the-Scenes Artistry of NBSS Piano Technicians

    It’s hard to miss the pianos currently dotting street corners in Boston – brightly painted and often the center of clusters of people talking, laughing, and of course, playing music. The people who tune, maintain, and care for these communal instruments, however, are almost invisible.

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    Posted: October 6, 2016
  • Listening to Feedback

    Player feedback must guide making says Roman Barnas, the head of the violin making and repair department at NBSS.

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    Posted: August 28, 2016
  • Excellence in All Things

    “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” Unknown author, circa 1885
    NBSS has long prided itself on upholding the principles and practices of the craftsmanship tradition and on its dedication to the highest quality work. This past year, this concept of, and dedication to, fine craftsmanship was extended to the administration of the School. It was formally codified in the Strategic Plan 2016–2020, which was finalized and approved at the June 2015 Board meeting.

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    Posted: July 15, 2016
  • The Class of 2016

    “If you follow your passions, it becomes a special kind of strength and confidence you carry all throughout your life... and there’s no telling how far they will take you. Whatever struggles you had while pursuing this degree, you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.”
    Mayor Walsh, 2016 Commencement Speaker

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    Posted: July 15, 2016