In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter

About "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.

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

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

Piano Forum Hits a Million - Proof the Piano is Still Popular

I started a thread a couple of days ago called Watch for the Magic Number! It was sort of a watch the countdown thread :-) Well, we reached the Magic Number

Wednesday June 18, 2008
The world famous Piano Forums at Piano World reached a milestone when the forums post count passed the One Million Posts Mark.

Many thanks to all the members who have contributed to the forums over the years.
Years ago when I started Piano World, and then the forums, I never could have predicted we would reach a million posts.

With our membership growing every day along with the growing popularity of the forums (2,451,958 page views in May alone), I suspect our next million will arrive more quickly.

I'm so proud of our forums and your accomplishments, I put out a PRESS RELEASE


Keeping Track of Good Posts
Of course with all these posts, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of valuable posts.
We need more people to step up and suggest threads for our FAQ areas (see This Thread ) and as has been suggested by members Apple* and Jordang, a way to track interesting/helpful/fun threads.
See Suggestions and Add Your Own, Here

And here is an example of a thread to keep My New Steinbuhler small keyboard


Support the Forums

Speaking of us growing, our hosting fees including our new 4 barrel (quad core) server will now be about $600.00 a month.

Anything you can do to help us keep going and growing would be appreciated. (My thanks to the members who have already stepped up to the plate). You can tell most of the subscribing members by the special icon under their avatar (some people donated but didn't want the icon, while others chose to support us by purchasing something frokm our store, or advertising on the site).
Support the Forums

BTW, if you became a supporting member a while ago, it may be time to renew. Mouse over your bronze/silver/gold or platinum icon to see when it expires.
Party Time in Maine!

Long time member KathyK is planning a party in her area (about 1/2 hour north of Portland).
It will be in either August or September, both wonderful times to be in Maine.
Check it out and post your interest here Maine Piano Party

If you are thinking of hosting a piano party, please be sure to post about it here Post Your Party Info
101 year old still playing the piano!

I know I already mentioned this in the last newsletter, but I thought it was worth repeating for those who didn't catch it.
This wonderful lady is still playing the piano, and entertaining people, at 101!
Includes links to story and video Read It Here
Complaints being settled against Piano Company

The Biasco's keep popping up in forums threads, unfortunately none of them are good news...

Complaints being settled against Piano Company June 15, 2008

By BILL BIRD wbird@scn1.com Roughly 60 percent of the more than 100 consumer complaints filed against the owners of a now-closed piano store in Naperville have been settled by officials of the Illinois attorney general's office.

At least 64 of an estimated 102 customers used credit cards or financing plans to bankroll their purchases from Piano Experts, formerly located at 1163 E. Ogden Ave. on Naperville's northeast side.

Read the Rest of the Story Here
Members Sharing & Other Stuff

I always enjoy seeing posts from members who have found the Piano Forums helpful, and from members who purchased a new (or new to them) piano.
Member celebrates 1 year on the forums, and feels like home now
1 year

Another member thanks the forums for their help...
Thanks

And another proud new piano owner...
New Piano Owner

Member SantaFe_Player needs help with cat problem Deeper probing on cats
Apparently teaching piano can be hazardous to your health :-) Stinky feet and flatulence


Concerts, Workshops and Recitals

Post your concert, recital, and competition news Here
Check out our Events Calendar Here
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Vote for Us

A site called KillerStartups has a post about Piano World.
Check it out and give us a vote while you are there.
Vote for Piano World

Speaking of Voting for Piano World, Time Magazine/Time.com just released their pick of the 50 Best Web Sites, and we weren't on it! (You should see some of the sites that are. What were they thinking?).
But now you have a chance to let them know they should have included us, so maybe they will consider us for the next list.
Time to Let Time Know About Piano World!


Misc. Stuff

Master Piano Technicians of America - Convention July 24 - 27
The "Master Piano Technicians of America" will be holding its 2008 convention in Boone, North Carolina on July 24-27". --- the first time ever in the Appalachians!

Reminder, when Posting Pictures on the Forums PLEASE use our uploader, or if you have a lot of pictures, send them to me. Too many good pictures disappear because they were linked to photobucket or one of the other services, and the users account closed.


Advertise on Piano World

If you are in the piano and/or music business and you would like to reach our music loving audience, please visit our Advertising Information page at: www.PianoWorld.com/advertising for information about placing an ad in our Classified's button display ads on the forums and/or run of site, or in this newsletter.
[Note: we do not sell, rent, or share our members/visitors emails]

The Piano World web site (including the forums) averages millions of page views a month, with upwards of 300,000 unique visitors. Our newsletter (the one you're reading now) goes out to over 25,000 music lovers.

Piano World pages listed (indexed) in the major search engines...
MSN has 7,780
Yahoo has 7,903
Google has 63,500

We offer very effective classified/display ads, run of site, and spots in this newsletter.
Need Something?

If you are looking for a professional Piano Dealer, Tuner, Mover, Teacher, Restoration Shop, etc., please try our Classified Ads first.
These folks are all professionals in the business, and kindly pay us to Advertise on Piano World (which helps support PW and the forums).
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

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

Warm Regards,

Frank Baxter
Founder / Host
Piano World & the Piano Forums
32,000+ Forums Members, Over 1 Million Posts, and still growing!
webmaster@pianoworld.com