Journal

Installation – 10-Nov-22

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

Just set up a new C3X in the choir room of this very attractive sandstone English Gothic-style cathedral. Organist & Director of Music Paul Taylor was able to use it that night – a good, swift turnaround & I am looking forward to years of looking after both it & my excellent client. These long-term relationships are the cornerstone of my business, bringing numerous rewards

https://www.sandhurst.catholic.org.au/aboutcathedral/cathedral-features

https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/pianos/grand_pianos/cx_series/specs.html

Tech note – Nov-22

Trialling a new type of security screw

Vandalism, not only to the exterior of pianos, can be an issue in schools, universities & public spaces – my quick fix for protecting the interior of uprights, first applied in 2009, is a tamper-proof screw into the top lid. These are reasonably discreet & come in a variety of forms – this one is a pan head eye drive. The hole is easy to fill when the piano is eventually sold, though the finish will never match, but pianos from these places are always quite knocked about, making this an insignificant flaw. Do they work? 100% – I have never had one removed from any of the 90 or so pianos to which they have been fitted, & the difference they make to the longevity of the piano actions is remarkable

May-22

Piano with history

Now residing in Central Victoria, though no longer original – apparently it was in poor condition for some time & was restored a few years after the death of its owner

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/sep/06/geoffrey-tozer-obituary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAeqtdgwOdA