Join Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri as he teaches all about two important piano topics. This is the industry’s premier opportunity to learn, network and grow with fellow piano technicians.
Woods of the Piano – Take a guided tour through a visual presentation of how pianos are made and the material differences involved. Explore one hundred and thirty years of piano making as we see how piano making formulas grew out of materials that were available. Shawn shares tools, technology and materials used in the art of piano making and restoration.
The Art of Piano Restoration – Explore Shawn’s shop as he shares 35 years of custom tools and technology. You’ll learn more about fitting the soundboard and pinblock with routers, and stretcher removal, rebuilding and replacement. You’ll discuss fitting the plate and his unique approach to setting acoustical dowel. The visual tour also includes Shawn’s custom piano paint room and shop set up.