8 Lincoln Rd Williston, VT 05495 US
Allan H Day

Offering Piano Tuning Services in Vermont since 1990.

Offering Piano Tuning Services in Vermont since 1990.

Offering Piano Tuning Services in Vermont since 1990.Offering Piano Tuning Services in Vermont since 1990.Offering Piano Tuning Services in Vermont since 1990.

VPR Piano Restringing

Recently I did some major repairs  to the Yamaha grand in Vermont Public Radio’s Performance Studio.  Classical Music Host Cheryl Willoughby chronicled the whole process of  restringing the piano from start to finish in her 8-part video, photo  and sound blogs. Cheryl expertly interviewed me as we went along and  fellow classical music host Joe Goetz demonstrated his talents at the  keyboard as the project progressed.

Here are the first 3 espisodes. View all 8 videos on Vermont Public Radios Blogger site: vprblog.blogspot.com

There you’ll see the latest and  final installment (March 3, 2011) and all the rest. Many thanks to  Cheryl and Joe for their enthusiastic and comprehensive coverage of this  project!

And definitely listen to VPR Classical for live studio performance featuring this  piano at 90.9 FM in the greater Burlington area or listen live on the  internet at www.vpr.net

ONCE GRAND PIANO NOW GRAND AGAIN

October 2014:

The restoration of the  piano in UVM's Alumni house is the largest restoration project I have  ever done. This is just one part of huge undertaking to restore the  Wells House at 61 Summit Ave. in Burlington to become the future site of  the Alumni House and Pavilion. The original house was gifted in 1926 to  UVM to be used as the home of the Delta Psi fraternity.

The fine 1926 Mason &  Hamlin grand piano was a major part of this gift as well. Unfortunately  the piano and interior of the house suffered abuse throughout the years  and alas the fraternity was disbanded and the house shuttered.

In the last decade a  decision was made to return the property to its original splendor and I  was brought in to examine the piano. Upon seeing it I was shocked to  think that people could render such abuse to an instrument and the  luxurious interior of this venerable mansion.

It took a while to set the  project into motion while pleas went out to private donors to fund the  restoration. In spite of a few hiccups along the way all the money was  finally raised from generous UVM Alumni.