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Important link: Reyburn CyberTuner class video from PTG national convention!

Upcoming Reyburn CyberTuner Classes at PTG and other conventions

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Dean Reyburn, RPT , Nate Reyburn, RPT and Carl Lieberman, RPT will be teaching classes on Reyburn CyberTuner and the Reyburn CyberHammer impact tuning lever at PTG Regional Conventions and other locations (see below for contact info).

We plan on exhibiting and/or teaching at the following organized Piano Technician conventions and seminars:

April 27 - 30, 2017
PTG MARC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference)
Sheraton Harrisburg - Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA
Contact: Steve Taylor
staylor@ptgmarc.org, 215-534-0533
Dean Reyburn, RPT and Nate Reyburn, RPT will be teaching and exhibiting.

July 12-15, 2017
60TH ANNUAL PTG CONVENTION & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
2017 International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians (IAPBT)
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Make hotel reservations online
Contact: Sandy Roady at PTG Home Office
4444 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: 913-432-9975
email: sandy@ptg.org
Dean Reyburn, RPT, Nate Reyburn, Dave Lamoreaux, RPT and Carl Lieberman, RPT will be teaching and/or exhibiting.

October 17 - 19, 2017
Australasian APTTA Convention
Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg South Australia
Contact: Guus van den Braak
email:info@guss.com.au web: http://www.aptta.org.au
Dean Reyburn, RPT and Marty Reyburn will be teaching and exhibiting.

Class descriptions:

  • Class 1: Introduction to the SMARTER Reyburn CyberTuner for iPhone/iPod/iPad
    In this class we will be using the NEW iRCT for Apple iOS. We quickly cover RCT basics, then demonstrate using RCT's Smart Partials analyzing a piano's inharmonicity to create smoother transitions at the breaks. We also explore basics such as quick, accurate pitch raises, and converging the ear's aural preferences with a machine's digital decision making using RCT's Custom Equalizer and Pianalyzer tools.

  • Class 2: Ergonomic Tuning: Tools and Techniques
    This hands on class introduces ways to reduce stress on your body using both impact hammers and the traditional rigid lever. Reducing the strain on your shoulder, neck, and back by using the right tools the right way is crucial whether you're just starting out or have been tuning for years. We'll cover the basics as well as some advanced tips, then offer hands-on instruction.

  • Class 3: Advanced Reyburn CyberTuner techniques
    RCT's more powerful features will be shown: using RCT's graphs and spreadsheets to analyze and predict the sound of a tuning; Custom EQ which lets you preview aural intervals and micro-adjust the stretch of each octave; Limits, which auto-modifies a tuning if it detects scales problems, e.g., on a spinet; Pianalyzer which displays volume, sustain, pitch, and inharmonicity of 16 partials for any note; converting to one of RCT's 57 built-in Historical Temperaments or creating your own.

  • Class 4: Pitch Raising with Reyburn CyberTuner
    iRCT's automated pitch raise program, one quick pass (15 minutes) leaves most notes within a cent or two for pitch raises of 50 cents or more. iRCT auto-measures each note and auto-calculates its overpull using each note's optimal overpull percentage from a custom chart. New feature: you can now create, name, and save your own customized overpull percentages charts.

  • Class 5: Hybrid Tuning Combining Digital and Aural Techniques with RCT
    Aural versus electronic tuning is the wrong question. The right answer is Hybrid tuning, which combines aural and digital techniques to help you tune more efficiently, accurately, and profitably. We'll use our ears and Reyburn CyberTuner to explore this concept, including when (and how) to stretch more or less, tuning aftertouch, improving your stability and unison tuning, hearing how to choose a low bass tuning partial, and more. Advanced RCT techniques demonstrated will include Custom EQ to preview scale problems; Limits which automatically modifies a tuning based on scale deficiencies (eg, the accursed spinet); Pianalyzer which displays volume, sustain, pitch, and inharmonicity of 16 partials for any note; and converting to one of RCT's 57 built-in Historical Temperaments or creating your own.

  • Class 6: Stability, Unisons and Tuning hammer technique
    Unisons are the most hearable component of every tuning, if a unison is out of tune so is every interval of that note. If a string moves tomorrow, it doesn't matter where you tune it today. Tolerance for unison error is much tighter than any interval, even octaves. Stability and unisons greatly affect your chances of earning a living as a pro tuner. We'll discuss and demostrate methods to achieve a more stable tuning including both equipment and technique

  • Class 7: Aurally Troubleshooting the Midrange
    Whether you tune aurally or electronically, you need to know how to hear, localize, and fix tuning errors left over from your initial passes. Using aural techniques only, we'll demonstrate efficient troubleshooting techniques to polish your tunings, such as interval prioritization, voting for the villain, and choosing the best aural tests. This class is designed for all tuners who want to be faster and more accurate (i.e., everyone) and should be especially useful for Associates who are preparing for the RPT Tuning Exam.

  • Class 8: Tuning Exam Prep
    Are you worried about what goes on inside the Tuning Exam room? If so, this is your class. We'll explain: how to practice for the exam using an ETD as a tutor, how to score yourself and how the examiners master tune the exam piano. We'll cover exam time limits, detuning and the scoring procedures. We'll also show you some aural verification techniques which are especially important to examinees using an electronic tuning device. Questions encouraged.

    Note: Dean Reyburn, RPT is a CTE (Certified Tuning Examiner), advisor to the PTG Examinatiton and Test Standards Committee, designated CTE trainer, and has taught the above Tuning Exam Prep class at seven National PTG Convention Institutes held in June or July.

  • Class 9: Developing your Private Practice Piano Tuning & Repair business
    A practical how-to business class. There are several stages of developement in a piano tuning & repair business, we'll discuss practical methods for getting new business in the early stanges and maximizing your time and income for mature businesses. How to quickly fill your tuning & repair schedule with full price paying customers which you enjoy servicing. If you're not making $100,000 a year you need this class!

  • Class 10: Learning Aural Tuning for tuning device users.
    Are you dependent on your tuning device? Want to learn aural tuning to pass the PTG exam? Do you have trouble verifying your tuning device's decisions by ear on a piano? This class gives practical techniques and information to start you down the road to learning aural tuning. This class will help with choosing an aural temperament sequence, aural interval rules of thumb, coincidental partials, and aural error detection techniques are just some of the topics covered.

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