I got official notice that I've been accepted into University of Western Ontario’s 9-month Piano Technology Program this fall in London Ontario Canada.
Here's a short video about the school: http://www.pianotech.uwo.ca/media.htm
website about school: http://www.pianotech.uwo.ca/
Anyway a good friend is giving me an old clunker piano to practice working on.
See pics below.
I’m not going to really dig into it till I get out of school a year from now, but I do want to do a few things to it now.
Don’t worry, I have no illusions that it will ever be worth anything.
I want to touch up the black case.
What do you use for this? Shoe polish? Sharpie pen?
I’ll probably pay a real tech just to replace that one broken string in the treble.
Next a sharp is broken off.
I’ll look into Arthur Reblitz book on repairing that if nobody has advice here.
Or do you advise me to pay a real tech to fix this too?
I’d like to get it into functional condition because while I’m in school the piano will live next door, and my neighbor will play it.
I am told all 88 keys work, the pins hold a tune well and hammers are in surprisingly good condition.