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Acoustic & 数字钢琴买家(“钢琴买家”)是一个购买的消费者指南, selling, and maintaining new, used, and restored acoustic pianos and digital pianos, 每年在网上出版两次(春季和秋季). 它是《九游会平台》和《九游会平台》年度补编的继承者.

对于那些不熟悉的人,《九游会游戏》 & Owning a New or Used Piano, by Larry Fine, first published in 1987, was, for many years, 在美国和加拿大购买原声钢琴的主要消费者指南. The most recent, fourth, edition was published in 2001 and, though out of date in its coverage of new pianos, is still in print. 从1996年到2008年,每年出版一本年度增刊,以保存各品牌的信息, models, and prices of new pianos up to date. 2009年,《九游会平台》成立,将《九游会平台》及《九游会游戏》带入21世纪.

At first published both online and in print, Piano Buyer became online-only in 2019, 前十年最好的文章以印刷形式保存在《九游会平台》一书中 & Digital Piano Buyer. 所有的老专题文章也可以在网上免费找到. A smaller book, Piano Buyer Model & Price Supplement, 只包含声学钢琴的型号和价格, and prices and specifications of digital pianos, is published in print form semiannaully.

Piano Buyer is supported by advertising, 但编辑独立于任何制造商或经销商.

Piano Buyer is a hybrid book/magazine/website. “书”部分包含了购买钢琴的许多方面的入门文章. 因为钢琴买家一下子就需要这些信息, not over a long period of time, 这些条款中的大多数在不同时期保持相对不变. 九游会平台的目标是只提供最有用和最重要的信息, succinctly stated, and to address the topics of broadest interest, 这样你就可以在享受钢琴的路上越快越好. For those readers desiring more, 在《九游会平台》和《九游会平台》中有很多更技术性或专业性的有趣材料, from time to time, on this website.

该出版物的“杂志”部分由临时性的专题文章组成, 新型声学和数字钢琴的型号和价格数据, and advertisements, 所有这些都将随着每一期的需要而更新. 声学和数字钢琴的型号和价格数据也可以免费获得, searchable databases, accessible from the website’s main menu.

Staff & Contributors

Larry Fine, RPT, 是钢琴买家的创始人,出版人和编辑退休. Author of The Piano Book: Buying & 拥有一架新的或二手钢琴,Fine已经涉足钢琴行业超过45年. He can be reached at larry@pianobook.com.

Hannah Beckett, RPT, is Piano Buyer‘s current Publisher and Editor. 她曾是《九游会游戏》的编辑人员. Beckett now operates ProPTN, 为钢琴技术人员提供的在线教育资源, and services pianos in the northern Virginia and D.C. areas. She can be reached at hannah@artistlounge-entertainment.com.

Dr. Owen Lovell, 钢琴评论编辑,是乔治亚学院的音乐副教授. He can be reached at owen.lovell@gcsu.edu.

Steve Cohen, Contributing Editor and Piano Industry Consultant, is owner of Jason’s Music Center, in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He can be reached at jasonsmc@msn.com.

Julie Gallagher, design and production

Del Fandrich莎莉·菲利普斯,原声钢琴技术顾问

Stephen FortnerJerry Kovarsky,数字钢琴技术顾问

Richard Lehnert, copyeditor

 

Other contributors to the current issue:

Ori Bukai在斯坦福德拥有并经营Allegro piano, Connecticut, 哪家专门销售新的和修复的高端钢琴. Visit his website at www.allegropianos.

Tina Chong, D.M. 是圣地亚哥州立大学音乐与舞蹈学院的助理教授, California.

Brian Chung是Kawai美国公司的高级副总裁,也是制作音乐好处的主要倡导者. He is also a pianist, 他也是《九游会平台》一书的合著者. Visit his website at www.brianchung.net.

Bruce Clark, Senior Design Engineer at Mason & Hamlin, has been with the company since 1984. He can be reached at b-clark1@comcast.net.

Delwin D. Fandrich has worked as a piano tuner, rebuilder, researcher, designer, and builder for over five decades. 他曾担任全球领先钢琴制造商的主要设计和技术顾问. 范德里奇在世界各地举办过技术课程和研讨会, 并在《九游会游戏》上发表了许多技术文章. He can be reached at ddfandrich@gmail.com.

斯蒂芬·福特纳从小就是一名键盘手, and has played professionally since age 14. 2006年至2009年,他是《九游会平台》杂志的技术编辑, and its editor-in-chief from 2009 through 2015. 此后,他创立了内容战略公司福特纳传媒. He can be reached at stephen@fortnermedia.com.

麦克·肯珀(Mike Kemper)是洛杉矶的一位钢琴技师,也是电子钢琴系统方面的专家. He can be reached at mkbizmail@icloud.com.

Jerry Kovarksy是爵士和流行音乐钢琴家/键盘手,拥有爵士研究学士学位. 他曾在多家电子键盘公司担任品牌/产品经理30多年, Marketing Director, and Product Developer. 作为《九游会平台》的作者,他现在在夏威夷群岛从事专业演奏.

George Litterst is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and music-software developer. 他是几个iPad音乐应用程序的共同作者, Mac and PC, including SuperScore Music, Home Concert Xtreme, Classroom Maestro, and Internet MIDI. 这些应用程序与配备技术的钢琴一起工作,可以从 TimeWarp Technologies.

Over the past 46 years, 钢琴技师Sally Phillips几乎在钢琴行业的每一个方面都工作过:服务, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. In her role as a concert-piano technician, 她为许多世界顶级的音乐会场地和一些世界上最负盛名的交响乐团的音乐会和录音工作准备过乐器. Phillips also works with many institutional clients, 并启动了钢琴技师的学徒计划. 她的经验丰富的技术人员团队已经完成了该项目,现在为四所大学的音乐项目提供钢琴服务, tuning for over 450 concerts a year. 菲利普斯住在乔治亚州,在美国东南部工作.S. She can be contacted at sally@pianoperfectllc.com.

奥尔登·斯金纳从事钢琴制造和零售业务超过20年. 他目前在高端音频/视频行业工作.

Chris Solliday, RPT, services the pianos at several institutions, including Lafayette College and Lehigh University. 他住在宾夕法尼亚州的伊斯顿,可以通过他的网站联系到他 www.csollidaypiano.com.

Chris Storch, RPT, 是否在建筑声学领域有25年的经验, noise and vibration control, and environmental noise abatement. 他咨询过的一些比较著名的项目包括Verizon Hall, in Philadelphia; Sibelius Hall, in Lahti, Finland; LG Arts Center, in Seoul, South Korea; and Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, in Appleton, Wisconsin. 斯托奇是北班纳特街学校钢琴技术课程的2009年毕业生, in Boston. He tunes and services pianos in the Boston area, 业余时间从事钢琴声学方面的研究. He can be reached at chrisstor@aol.com.

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