The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards will be hosting a fortepiano tech academy on July 30-31, in conjunction with the 2022 Forte/Piano Academy.
This is aimed at young pianists who'd like to learn about the historical performance options of the instrument; the tech academy is intended mostly for piano technicians who want to learn more about servicing and maintaining those historical pianos. The tech academy will be formatted much like a PTG conference, with four 90-minute class periods on Saturday and two on Sunday; instructors will be Ken Eschete and myself. It's a very good deal, $450 registration includes the classes, two nights lodging, and breakfast and lunch both days. For more information see the attached pdf.
The fortepiano academy, for pianists, is expected to be a regular event, perhaps every other year, possibly annual, and in the future the tech academy will be baked in from the start. This year we added it rather late, and I apologize for the very short timeline. In order to make it possible to offer a meaningful hands-on experience, the attendance is limited to ten participants.
If you have an interest in these wonderful and varied historical pianos, please join us!