Reviewed for The American Musical Instrument Society Journal, JAMIS (41) 2015
The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation and Repair from mid-19th century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, as well as Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired, translated by Fred Sturm, Kansas City: Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, 2015
I had the great weight and pleasure of serving as a Senior Editor as well as a writer for the 2nd edition of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. My responsibilities included all stringed keyboard instrument related articles, some other keyboard articles, all Electronics related entries, as well as all ‘odd’ difficult to categorize instruments, and assisting with acoustics, temperament and whatever needed more hands on deck in a hurry. I wrote too many articles to list here, but perhaps one of my favorites was The Cosmophone, should you care to look that up.
I cannot say enough good things about our amazing Editor in Chief, Laurence Libin, who is a true inspiration of energy, detail, excellence, unbelievable slicing of word counts to the bone, and good humor.
I have accepted a part time position as Contributing Editor for the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Oxford University Press.
An article on the issues and solutions for import and export of instruments with ivory keys.
“Importing and Exporting Pianos: or When is a Piano Like an Elephant”
Piano Technicians Journal May 2011 Vol. 54 No. 5
An article on the complications of restoring antique pianos in a world where many technicians do not understand conservation methods.
“Was this Piano Restored: A True Life Adventure”
Piano Technicians Journal February 2011 issue Vol. 54 No. 2
Review of “The Keyboard Stringing Guide for the restoration of pianos, harpsichords, and clavichords” by Jean Louchet, recently published in English, appearing in The Piano Technicians Journal, December 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique PIano: Part III”
The PIano Technicians Journal November 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique Piano: Part II”
The PIano Technicians Journal Oct. 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique Piano: Part I”
September 2010, The Piano Technicians Journal