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Welcome to the MPT Blog

You will find articles from MPT contributors and information about the MPT.  Our most recent posts are displayed on this page.  Search the blog at the upper left or click on the category you would like to read about on the left side bar.  This blog contains articles, news and blogs for the professional piano… Read More

MPT members in the news

Check out this interesting article about Aart Markenstein, Hoboken, NJ in the Riverview Observer Riverview Observer Article A link to Aart’s website

Redoing Grand Back Checks (Winter 2006 Mpt Journal)


There are times you may just want to recover grand back checks with new buckskin, but other times you will want to replace the back check and wire, because the wire has weakened with age. In those cases, you need to safely remove each old back check and wire with minimal damage to the key,

The Key to Action Restoration

By Vince Mrykalo, Technical Editor Spring/Summer 2008 MPT Journal An often overlooked facet of action work is thorough key restoration.  Let’s look closely at what makes up thorough key work.  If you are confronted with a worn out action, you can bet dollars to doughnuts that at least the keys need to be rebushed, the… Read More

Efficiency in Work

By Vince Mrykalo, Technical Editor From a recent MPT journal article This issue I want to talk about is efficiency in your work, whether it is home service or rebuilding in the shop. There are just so many hours in the day, and you cannot thrive very well if too many of those hours are… Read More