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Farewell

  • 1.  Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    For about 25 years, Pianotech, CAUT and PTG-L were a source of education, encouragement and community for me.
    Since I am retired from piano service, I have no need of these lists, other than the sense of connection with my colleagues.
    That connection brings me little joy these days, so I am withdrawing from the online communities.
    With deep gratitude for you who have helped me have a rewarding career,
    Farewell,
    Ed

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    Ed Sutton
    ed440@me.com
    (980) 254-7413
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  • 2.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Thank you for all you have done for the profession and pianists. I deeply appreciate your insights, wisdom, clarity, and temperament. You will be missed.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, blessed sir!
    Ed

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    Edward McMorrow
    Edmonds WA
    425-299-3431
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  • 3.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Dittos. +1.
    Paul McCloud
    San Diego


    Edward McMorrow:

    Thank you for all you have done for the profession and pianists. I deeply appreciate your insights, wisdom, clarity, and temperament. You will be missed.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, blessed sir!
    Ed

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    Edward McMorrow
    Edmonds WA
    425-299-3431





  • 4.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Ed:

    I certainly sympathize with the thoughts expressed. Social media has its place, but isn't suited to making political points or even basic truths. But that hasn't stopped us from trying, and, ending up building thicker/taller walls. 

    A lot of stuff can only be debated face to face. And, even then people need time for ideas to percolate, for new expressions to be created, and conversations to be renewed face to face. Truth doesn't lend itself to a one-time rant. Truth can be so slippery; politics is a bunker. 

    Events over the past few decades have not lent themselves to calm. Anxiety is too often with me and I seek relief, often without success. I'm sad to lose your experience and insight.





  • 5.  RE: Farewell

    Member
    Posted 20 days ago
    Bummer!!!...

    Ed, I absolutely loved your editorials every month...they were the high point of the journal for me...

    I hope you leave some space in your retirement to mess around with hair-brained piano geek thoughts...just for the jolly's of it...and hope to see you sometime in the future whether piano related or not...thanks for all your contributions!



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    Jim Ialeggio
    grandpianosolutions.com
    Shirley, MA
    978 425-9026
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  • 6.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Mr. Sutton,
    First off;Thank you.Your contributions to our organization and our profession are equal to or greater than some of the great names in PTG history. It's a tragedy that our group discourse has devolved to the point that you feel the need to leave. I fear you will not be the last  to feel that way.

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    Karl Roeder
    Pompano Beach FL
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  • 7.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago

    Ed, Thank, Ed.  So much all the education you haven given me and the Guild.  We will miss your awesome additions to all of us.

     

    I wish you "Fair Winds and Following Seas!"

     

    Paul






  • 8.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    We go back a ways Ed. I hope your memories are as fond as mine. Your contributions to the profession are a tall order to follow. I wish you well with your retirement.

    -Phil Bondi

      






  • 9.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago

    Ed, you are our poet in residence. I hope you're seeing all these fond tributes,

    and that you don't leave the scene entirely. Remembering our early days and

    acknowledging your stellar career and contributions,

    Ruth

     

    Ruth Zeiner

    215-534-3834 cell

    ruth@alliedpiano.com

     






  • 10.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago

    Well done, Ed. Enjoy your retirement.






  • 11.  RE: Farewell

    Posted 20 days ago
    Dear Ed

    As someone who's been around for only a short time, your contributions thoughts and guidance have been appreciated. Younger people really need what I call "white haired knowledge" of long experience and you've given such inspirations. Please don't retire too hard.

    Best wishes

    David P

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  • 12.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    I have always read, eagerly, anything you've written. Thank you so much.

    I have also been concerned about the loss of knowledge tied up in experience. The internet, with all it's downsides, has allowed us to share and glean some of that knowledge. I find it valuable.

    Again many thanks, Nancy Salmon, RPT





  • 13.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Ed,

    Even with all of our current warts, you have left the PTG a better organization than where you found it. The Journal had great years under your stewardship.  And you even solicited and edited my articles into finished productsEmoji  Thank you for all that you have contributed and you will be forever enshrined in our Hall of Fame. 







  • 14.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Ed,

    I admired the sense of balance and wisdom that you provided to the PTG.  Without you PTG will loose a deep well of knowledge.

    I, and hopefully others will try to step into your boots, but they were large.

    You will be missed.

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    Blaine Hebert
    Duarte CA
    626-795-5170
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  • 15.  RE: Farewell

    Member
    Posted 19 days ago
    Thank you Ed for all you do! With so much gratitude expressed from so many, including myself you leave on a very high note. May the blessings be.

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 16.  RE: Farewell

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Best of wishes to you, Ed! Enjoy that retirement!

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    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany MS

    Live not by fear or lies.
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