Dear CAUT community
I have had the great honor and pleasure to serve as Bard College Conservatory of Music Lead Staff Piano Technician for the last two months.
Currently the students are on break, affording me an opportunity to do some inventory and larger repairs..
My Supervisor and I hate the old heavy concert benches that rock and squeak, you know the ones with the cast iron worm screw. Students, Faculty and visiting artist hate them too.
We have 6 Steinway D's that we would like to purchase nice, comfortable, lightweight hydraulic gas benches for,
not to mention the teaching studios.
After searching the Jansen website, theirs seem a bit weak, but affordable.
BenchWorld seems to offer European made benches at a premium price.
Has anyone experimented with brands or supply companies to see what's really worth investing in?
Thanks in advance for any advice or recommendations.
This CAUT community has really impressed me with the level of thought and experience..
All the best to everyone with gratitude,
Michael Lynam RPT