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Welcome to my blog!  Here you'll find updates and musings on my experiences in the wonderful world of piano technology.

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Big News!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on July 28, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Big news! I’m happy to announce that I have accepted the position of chief piano technician for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, starting this fall semester!

The new position and workload (roughly 110 pianos to care for, plus tuning for the Lied Center for Performing Arts) will necessitate a fairly sharp reduction in hours for ASB Piano Service, but not to worry! I still plan on reserving one day a week (as regularly as possible) for private clientele. Booking through my onl...

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Online booking now available!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on March 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM

You can now book my services online! Look at the top or bottom of the page for a the big blue button!

Now Accepting Credit/Debit Cards!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on June 5, 2015 at 10:50 AM

In an effort to provide more options and convenience to my clients in the payment process, ASB Piano Service is now able to accept credit and debit cards!


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I love piano tilters

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on December 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I like any job that requires the use of a piano tilter.  In this case, a client's old Story and Clark Spinet needed a new sustain pedal, as the original one was accidentally broken in the move into their home.  In most vertical pianos, replacing a pedal means you have to take the bottom board off.  Since you can't exactly access the bottom of the piano while the piano is standing upright, you need to flip the upright on it's back.  Rather than just lay the piano flat on th...

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An unexpected gift

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on July 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I arrived at a client's home to tune her piano, and her 6 year old daughter was extremely excited to have the piano tuned.  She looked on as I took off the case parts, and remarked with awe at how interesting the inside of the piano looked.  Once I got started tuning, she left me to my work, and was very careful to speak in a whisper if she needed to tell her mom something.  When I finish a tuning, I like to play a quick excerpt or two from a few pieces, both to check the tunin...

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Damn-pers!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on March 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I received a call last week asking if I could come take a look at an old Chickering that needs tuning.  I asked when it had last been tuned, and the customer said "well, I had a tuner here a week and a half ago, and he said it was untunable."


Uh oh.


I arrived yesterday to find a lovely little Chickering Quarter Grand.  The piano has been in the family for decades, and was made in the same year the customer's grandmother was born, so it had quite...

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The philosophical joys of voicing

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on February 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of servicing a new Mason & Hamlin piano - their glorious BB model - a 7' grand piano with a bright, clear sound and prodigious bass.  A brief picture from my vantage point while tuning:

The owner, a gifted pianist and teacher, loves the piano and its clarity, but found it a little too bright and uneven in the upper midrange and lower treble, and wanted that brightness tame...

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Exciting news!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on January 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

After a slow start in the first few months in Omaha, I'm thrilled to report that January has been the busiest month in ASB Piano Service's history (including a year and a half in Chicago) - by far!  Though there is still a long way to go, I'm so happy to see the business moving steadily in the right direction.


Hopefully by the end of the year I'll be able to report that January was also the slowest month of the year for ASB Piano Service.  Here's to a great future!...

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New ways to find ASB Piano Service

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on December 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Just a quick update to let you know that ASB Piano Service is now on Yelp and Angie's List.  As a new small business in the Omaha area, positive reviews and word of mouth are a vital part of growing the business.  If you had your piano tuned by ASB Piano Service and were satisfied with the quality of service, any positive reviews left on either site (or both if the spirit moves you!) would be greatly appreciated!

Now is the time!

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on November 23, 2013 at 11:55 AM

So the holidays are upon us, and soon houses will be filling with family coming in from near and far to enjoy the time together, the wonderful holiday meals and, of course, the music!  What better time to have your piano tuned than before the house fills with friends and family, eager to gather around the piano and sing a few carols or just relax to some nice music as the tryptophan wears off?

 

And as a special offer, any tunings that ASB Piano Service gets from your re...

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