The Best Piano Technicians in the World

The Best Piano Technicians in the World

The Best Piano Technicians in the World by Piano Specialist Harry Reed Piano technicians fix pianos. That’s what they do, and most are very good at what they do. In many cases they have invested decades of learning the minutiae and techniques to fix most common...
Choosing Your Trumpet by Dr. Ben Alle

Choosing Your Trumpet by Dr. Ben Alle

Like any instrument, trumpets are designed to suit the needs of varying types and levels of players, and there are many aspects to consider when choosing a trumpet. We’ll focus on recommendations for the student who has been playing at a relatively advanced...
Choosing the Right Slide Lubricant by Keith Hilson

Choosing the Right Slide Lubricant by Keith Hilson

One of the more frustrating things for trombonists and music educators is a poor-working trombone slide, which can cause technical and tonal difficulties and inhibit proper development of slide technique. If a slide is not working it can be assumed that the slide is...
What in the World is a Bassoon? By Stephen Strate

What in the World is a Bassoon? By Stephen Strate

What is a bassoon? What’s the difference between the clarinet and oboe? As a bassoonist myself, I get asked these types of questions all too often. There’s no hard feelings though; they are uncommon, funny-sounding, and odd looking instruments indeed! With...