Western Follow-up Workshop In Edmonton

(completed) EDMONTON August 26th; National CAPT/ACAP conference takes to the road!!! Say “Happy 150th birthday Canada” plus dissolve some of the distance obstacle of our vast nation—that’s why we’re bringing a taste of our 2017 convention right to your doorstep! You are invited to join us in Edmonton for a mini-convention event featuring highlights from the CAPT/ ACAP annual…

Convention 2017

Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention (Review/Completed) June 8 (Thursday Evening), 9 (Friday), 10 (Saturday) in Toronto, Ontario.  Topics to be covered include classes on Efficiency in our Business … modules geared toward the current realities of the piano service business and using available technologies. Each day includes a variety of technical subjects and presentations with a…

Simplified sequence solves equal temperament via Marpurg

Contributed By Ernest Unrau Simplified sequence solves equal temperament via Marpurg … Decoded temperament ‘roadmap’ distilled to five-stage pattern: Learning a new temperament pattern can be much like trying to decipher someone else’s computer programming code. That’s what I felt like when I first decided to try out Bill Bremmer’s article about tuning an equal temperament via the “back door”…

The Sounds of Silence for Piano Tuners

Submitted by Mark Larin Muting strings is something that occupies many of our movements throughout a tuning, and indeed our career, so it makes sense that we give it our attention occasionally. While the brunt of our focus is on what we hear, muting deals with the complementary field of ‘what we don’t hear.’ Without…

2016 Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention

ARCHIVED …  CAPT/ACAP NATIONAL CONVENTION May 26 – 29, 2016 held at (UBC) Vancouver Campus Vancouver, BC. Convention Agenda   Exhibitors Jurgen Goering – Piano Forte Supply Christian Bolduc – Pianos Bolduc Melanie Brooks – Brooks LTD Rick Studd – Dampp Chaser Convention Supporters: CAPT/ACAP appreciates the generous donation of the use of a Yamaha grand piano…

The Papp Mute

Submitted by Ted Sambell The Papp mute is a familiar tool to piano technicians in Canada and the USA today, though its use is far from universal. When I arrived from the UK in 1949 I found it was completely unknown. The usual mutes were rubber with wire handles, while the factory tuners at Heintzman and…

A Rare Opportunity!

A Bolduc Factory Tour Plus A Live Demonstration of Pinblock Removal and Replacement submitted by Mark Larin At the Quebec City conference, we chartered a comfortable bus to bring everyone on a one-hour trip that was to begin a lesson of a lifetime for most or us. We were going to spend the day with…

Oliver Esmonde-White’s Klavier Roller and more!

Submitted by Mark Larin We were treated to an exhibition of the ONLY Klavier Roller in all of North America during our 2015 CAPT/ACAP convention at Laval University in Quebec City. Oliver made the debut by having the Klavier Roller enter the building by climbing the two flights of stairs in the center of the…

Projects 2015

A Followup to Convention 2015 (Quebec City) submitted by Ron Giesbrecht During the recent annual CAPT/ACAP convention and AGM held in Quebec City technicians interacted in many ways including great educational sessions, a tour of a world-class sawmill and production facility specializing in manufacturing high-quality soundboards and pinblocks, and opportunities for interaction between the registrants. Although piano…