Piano Technology Conference

May 24 - 26, 2021


Because we are not able to take our students to a regional conference this year, we have assembled a miniature virtual conference for them. One of the best things about taking students to a conference is the opportunity to interact with YOU, our alumni—so we are hoping you can join us too!

You are invited to three days of learning and demonstrations with an exciting roster of NBSS alumni and industry leaders. View the detailed schedule below.

Conference registration is free and open to all NBSS alumni. If you are interested in supporting NBSS with a gift, you are welcome to consider an optional tax-deductible contribution to the School.


Monday, May 24

Instructor

Topic

8:30-10:00 am

Lauren Sclafani
PT '14, PA '15

Introduction to Steinway Spirio Hi-Definition Player System

10:30-12:00 noon

David Stanwood
PT '78, PA '79, DA '07

“Dolge’s Dilemma”, Wool in the Modern Piano Hammer

10:30-12:00 noon

Rick Baldassin

Historical Tour of Steinway Damper Actions

1:00-2:30 pm

Nick Gravagne

Basic Soundboard Design, Construction, and Installation

1:00-2:30 pm

Don Mannino

The Approach to Piano Voicing

3:00-4:30 pm

Don Mannino

Development of the Kawai Millennium III Carbon Composite Action

Tuesday, May 25

Instructor

Topic

8:30-10:00 am

Mario Igrec

Surviving and Thriving as a College and University Piano Technician

10:30-12:00 noon

Anne Garee

Introduction to Action Geometry

0:30-12:00 noon

Dean Reyburn

Manufacturing Custom Keyboards

1:00-2:30 pm

Don ManninoOn Site Grand Regulation and Service

3:00-4:30 pm

Don Mannino

Action Centers: The Secret of Consistent Touch

3:00-4:30 pm

John Zeiner

Agraffes can be fun! Or, what to do when bad things happen.

7:00 pmNBSSBook Club

Wednesday, May 26

Instructor

Topic

8:30-10:00 am

Paul McNulty
PT '79, PA '80

Manufacturing Reproductions of Historical Instruments

10:30-12:00 noon

Amy Banovich-Tiernan
PT '98, PA '99 and
Gina Bonfietti

Yamaha Flange Cord Replacement

1:00-2:30 pm

Kelly Hollifield

New Customer, Old System

3:00-4:30 pm

Dan Levitan PT '75

The Tuner's Hand

7:00 pmNBSSTales from the Field

Session Descriptions

Questions?

Contact the Piano Technology department at piano@nbss.edu.