STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS

Larry Fine, publisher and editor and advertising director, is author of The Piano Book. A Registered Piano Technician, Fine has been involved in the piano industry for 35 years.

Dr. Owen Lovell, piano review editor

Steve Cohen, contributing editor and piano industry consultant

Julie Gallagher, Harry St. Ours, design and production

Del Fandrich, Sally Phillips, acoustic piano technical consultants

Alden Skinner, digital piano technical consultant

Richard Lehnert, copyeditor

 

Other contributors to the current issue:

Jim Aikin has been reviewing synthesizers and other digital keyboards for Keyboard, Electronic Musician, and other magazines for more than 30 years. As an amateur pianist, he plays mostly Bach. He also teaches cello privately, plays in community orchestras, and composes and records in a computer-based home studio. He can be reached at midiguru23@sbcglobal.net.

Benjamin Boren is an American pianist and pedagogue currently living in Burlingame, California. For more information and to contact him, please visit his website at www.benjaminboren.net.

Ori Bukai is owner of Allegro Pianos in Stamford, CT.  Visit his website at www.allegropianos.com.

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President of Kawai America Corporation and a leading proponent of the benefits of making music. He is also a pianist, and co-author of Improvisation at the Piano: A Systematic Approach for the Classically Trained Pianist. Visit his website at www.brianchung.net.

Mike Kemper is a Los Angeles-based piano technician and expert on electronic player-piano systems.

George Litterst (www.georgelitterst.com) is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and developer of music software. In the last role, Mr. Litterst is co-author of the intelligent accompaniment program Home Concert Xtreme, the electronic music-blackboard program Classroom Maestro, and the long-distance teaching program Internet MIDI, all from TimeWarp Technologies (www.timewarptech.com).

 

Sally Phillips has worked in virtually every aspect of the piano industry — service, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. She lives in Kentucky and works throughout the southeastern U.S. She can be contacted at sphillipspiano@hotmail.com.

Alden Skinner has been involved in both the manufacturing and retail sides of the piano business for over 20 years. He currently holds a product management position in the telecommunications field.

Chris Solliday, RPT, has been a piano technician for 35 years. His piano-service business is based in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and New York City. His private clientele includes concert artists Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Eugene Albulescu, and many other professional musicians. In addition to offering regular, full piano service, Solliday specializes in custom touch designs. He can be reached at www.csollidaypiano.com.

Christopher Storch, RPT, is an acoustician with experience in the areas of architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, and environmental noise abatement. He can be reached at chrisstor@ aol.com.

 

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