Convention 2017

Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention (April 25 Update) Quick Links: On-Line Registration June 8 (evening), 9, 10 in Toronto, Ontario.  Please check back soon for information updates on locations, additional classes, class schedules, as well as registration costs, and accommodation information available shortly. Host Locations: June 8 – (evening) kick-off … hosted at Robert…

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…

2015 Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention

2015 Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention Dates: May 28 – 31, 2015 (ARCHIVE) Location: Quebec City Venues: Laval University in the Pollack-Desjardins Building (Rooms #2320 and #2326) at 2305, Rue de L’Université, G1V 0A6 and a chartered bus to Bolduc’s Saw Mill and Bolduc’s Piano Rebuilding Factory Presenters: Christian Bolduc will host a visit…

A New Format for Unisonus

Welcome to a new format of distribution for Unisonus! With the launch of the new UNISONUS.CA website we are now able to share and archive new Unisonus articles as on-line posts as they become available. No more waiting until an entire edition is complete before receiving articles! We are also providing for comments on Unisonus…

Safety First!

Mark Larin spoke once again about the ‘Two Hats’ that we wear. With this, he asked how good of a Boss we are. Firstly, noting that our Bosses have funded our trip to BC to learn more from presenters, we might consider that our Bosses are well invested in our advancement. Our Bosses are likely…