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:

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

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

Delwin D. Fandrich, RPT has had a long career in the piano industry as a piano technician and rebuilder, and as a technical, design, and manufacturing consultant to piano makers and their suppliers worldwide. He is a technical consultant to Piano Buyer, an internationally recognized instructor and author, and a regular contributor to the Piano World online forums. His company website can be seen at

George Litterst ( is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and music-software developer. He is the coauthor of several musical applications, including Home Concert XtremeClassroom Maestro, and Internet MIDI, all from TimeWarp Technologies.

Dr. Owen Lovell is Piano Buyer’s Piano Review Editor, and Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He can be reached at

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

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

Dr. Brent Watkins lives in San Antonio, Texas, and performs over 200 concerts each year. He received his M.M. and D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. More information can be found at

James Wrubel holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and studied at London’s Royal College of Music. A jazz pianist and teacher, he is an online instructor for Hear and Play Music, Inc., where he has taught thousands of pianists around the world to learn to play jazz by ear. He and his wife reside in the San Diego Area. For more information and/or to contact him, visit and




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