In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter
April 2007

About "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers, and is a Piano World production. It comes out regularly, make that semi-regularly, ok... when I have time :-)

Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.

In-Tune Newsletter Archives
Survey Says: Win $500.00!

There are still a few days left to take our survey for a chance to win $500.00 and other great prizes!
The survey (and contest) end April 15th

Survey & Contest Details Here
And So We Grow

The Piano Forums recently passed the 22,000 registered member mark.

More Numbers...
In the month of March, 2002 the piano forums had 254,767 page views for an average of 8,218 page views a day.

In March of 2007, the forums had 1,716,216 page views for an average of 55,361 page views a day!
(And that's just the forums, not the rest of Piano World).
Jeffrey Biegel on YouTube

Jeffrey Biegel, concert pianist and forums member (# 21507) has a new video on YouTube ... Chopin Montage
Read a discussion of the video here on the forums
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Speaking of Piano Forums Parties ...

~ Larry Buck (member # 8172) has graciously opened his shop to us for a Forums Party after our tour of the Mason & Hamlin Factory on May 2nd.
I have a feeling it was our own TerryTunes (4288) who convinced him :-) Details are forming here: May 2 Forums Party, Lowell, MA
BTW If you planned on attending this years tour on May 2, make sure your name is on the list, and that you've sent me all the details I asked for in these posts... M&H Tour 2007
And... if you signed up and can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. (alternates are welcome to sign up to take any spots that open up).

~ There's another forums party forming in NJ.
Member Saxguy (# 11401) is hosting a party at his home.
The Party includes a Bosendorfer 290, and a guest concert artist! NJ Forums Party
We've Lost a Member :-(

Unfortunately I have to report that we lost a long time member.
JimM (# 2524) became a member in Nov. 2002. He'd been active in the forums for a few years, and joined us for our first Mason & Hamlin tour.
Member Rich Galassini (# 54) posted this information and tribute: JimM
RIP Jim, we'll miss you
Attention: Professional Piano/Keyboard Musicians

We are still taking listings...
One question I'm often asked is "Who belongs to the forums?" . By this they usually mean, what professionals in the business.
I've started creating a section on Piano World listing the professional piano/keyboard players who belong to our forums.

I think it would be interesting to our members, and propective new members, and it would be good exposure for you.

Ideally I'd like to post your name, screen name, web site URL, and a short bio.
The primary criteria is that you make your living playing.
I might want to put them in categories, but that could prove challenging (concert artists, jazz pianists, rock musicians, etc.).

If you'd be willing to participate, please send the information to me, and make sure you put Artist in Residence - Piano Forums as the subject line. webmaster@pianoworld.com
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This cat actually plays the piano, she even does a duet with a student. The look on the cat's face is priceless. I'm jealous though, she has better technique then I do.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations once again to some of our latest "new" piano owners (new, or new to you).
It always brings a smile to my face to read your posts, and see your pictures.
So, if you've recently purchased a piano, or are about to, please be sure to let us know all about it (and don't forget, we love pictures).
Like these Member Startover Player Uses a Guessing Game   &   MJinMN new M&H with a great aerial shot
Member stephenc posts a video of him & his new piano
PW Forums - World Wide Audience

Another example of our friends from around the world...

Member Larry Buck posted that he and two other technician's are Visiting Belgium in May.
Three of the members who responded to his post were from ... you guessed it, Belgium.

Too often we think there is the USA, and the rest of the world. I'm very pleased that we have so many members and guests from so many other countries, and that they participate. I'm also impressed at how many of them have a good command of English, even though it may be their 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th language.
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In Closing

As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the next issue of our newsletter, the Piano Forums, or Piano World, please let me know (webmaster@pianoworld.com)
You can find previous issues (and a copy of the current issue) of our newsletter here ... Newsletter Archives

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It's Fun to Play The Piano ... Pass It On!

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Frank Baxter
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Piano World & the Piano Forums
webmaster@pianoworld.com

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