PianoTech Archive

Topic: Garlick Seminars 

1.  Garlick Seminars

Posted 09-22-1996 19:38
From LBeckPiano@aol.com

I "attended" (was immersed in) Bill Garlick's grand regulating seminar this
past winter.  It was 5 days, and underpriced at $125/day.  This includes
instruction, bed, breakfast, lunch, and taxi service.  Sure, 5 days isn't
enough to become an expert, but I found it very useful.  My background is as
an independent RPT starting to do more in-depth regulating and voicing in
homes, as well as one concert series.  I had regulated pianos before, but it
was step #1, step #2,...without an understanding of the gestalt of the action
cycle, and deep frustration if the specified dimensions didn't work.  After a
week of informal lecture, demonstration, and practice, with time to ask all
the questions that come up in all these learning phases, (and with regular
breaks for tea and cookies)  I feel I have a much better grasp of the
priorities of each regulating job now.  I "know" what kind of work and
results to expect.  Relatively little of what Bill taught had I not heard
before, other than his wealth of detailed knowledge of Steinway design
history, but now I can put it together in real time.  So I would heartily
recommend Bill Garlick's seminars.  There was 1 other student at the seminar
I attended.  Perhaps if the charge were higher, people would have a better
idea of what the instruction is worth.

Lawrence Becker, RPT

From pianotech@ptg.org Mon, 23 Sep 1996 00:40:33 -0500 (CDT)
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 00:40:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: kam544@ionet.net (Keith A. McGavern)
Subject: Hammer flange rail cloth - Steinway
To: pianotech@byu.edu

Dear List,

Does anyone have information pro or con on removing the hammer flange rail
cloth and its effects on the regulation of the action?  (One thing is
apparent, the relationship of the flanges and its attached parts does
change with the cloth removed.)

Keith A. McGavern, RPT
Oklahoma Chapter 731
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA