In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter

About "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.

Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

M&H Tour 2008 pictures/comments
Couldn't join us for our 5th annual tour of the Mason & Hamlin factory?

Well, here is your chance to join us on the tour through pictures and comments... M&H Tour Posted Here

Also see some pictures and comments of the Grand Events surrounding the M&H tour .. Grand Events Posted Here
Including a great concert courtesy of the Frederick's of the Historical Piano Collection fame.

Watch for our M&H 2009 Tour sign up soon (yes, we start this far ahead).
Keep Your Piano "On Pitch" Constantly!

Thousands of Conservatories, Universities, Churches, Cultural Institutions, and Performance halls protect their valuable acoustic pianos with the Piano Life Saver System.

You, too, can enjoy stable pitch and tuning with the Piano Life Saver. Please visit
Symphonic House?

The house is the music!
Symphonic House
Pretty cool, although I think the sound might drive me nuts after a while. (I know, it's a short ride for me)
101 year old still playing the piano!

This wonderful lady is still playing the piano, and entertaining people, at 101!
Includes links to story and video Read It Here
Traverse City Meeting - Soundboards and other Topics

Read About It Here
Thoughts and Prayers for Member Apple*

Long time and very active member Apple* could use your thoughts and prayers.
Let's all show her we care.
Steinway Acquires Arkiv Music

What do you think about companies like Steinway buying up Internet sites?
I know companies in other businesses are doing the same thing. How do you think this will affect the music industry (positive, negative)?

Steinway Buys
Concerts, Workshops and Recitals

Boogie Woogie & Blues Blow Into the Windy City
Sat. June 7th

Thomas Pandolfi Master Class
Sat. June 7th, Kathy Harl's Store in Alexandria, VA

Post your concert, recital, and competition news Here
Check out our Events Calendar Here
PTG Nationals in June - Who's Going?

Are you going to the PTG Nationals?
Let Us Know
And don't forget to take pictures and post comments
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Visit to Bluthner, Steingraeber and Schimmel

A great report with lots of pictures, from member BoseEric.
Read About it Here
This is from a recent trip he and his son took. Thanks for sharing with us BoseEric
Piano May Offer Clues in Homicide Case

Not your average piano story.
Straight from the news headlines, Read The Story
Misc. Stuff

Member mdsdurango asks ... Does Playing the Piano Come Naturally to You?
Read what your fellow forumites have posted, and add your own comments.

Reminder, when Posting Pictures on the Forums PLEASE use our uploader, or if you have a lot of pictures, send them to me. Too many good pictures disappear because they were linked to photobucket or one of the other services, and the users account closed.

Paderewski's Chopin Editions, All are 20% off through June 26th at Sheet Music Plus. Paderewski - Chopin
(Disclaimer, Piano World is an affiliate of Sheet Music Plus)

Our own Perri Knize will be reading from her book, GRAND OBSESSION Tuesday night In Litchfield Beach, SC

We will soon be upgrading the Piano World web server to a new quad-core (Sun) machine with 8GB of ram.
Our monthly costs will be going up, but we should see better performance, and this one should last a while.
Consequently I may have to ask the membership to help us out a bit, either by purchasing something from our online store, becoming a "subscribing" member, or through outright donations.
Hey, I'm not above begging you know, whatever it takes to keep Piano World and the forums going and growing.

Speaking of going and growing, May set a new record of 2,451,958 page views on the Forums alone, plus we passed the 32,000 registered members mark.
We also saw the most visitors in a one hour period in May (1078). And... we are fast closing in on the 1 million posts mark!
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In Closing

As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the next issue of our newsletter, the Piano Forums, or Piano World, please let me know (
You can find previous issues (and a copy of the current issue) of our newsletter here ... Newsletter Archives

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Frank Baxter
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