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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 19, 2015   1:00 pm    
PUBLIC PREMIERE - The Pianocorder Project 2015  
768 Brian Way,  Lansdale, PA 19446-6600 

Dr. Janet Gitney and Mr.Robert McFeeters are hosting the first public performances of my digital P-100 Pianocorder.  Come early, and stay as long as you can.  A musical afternoon affair, showcasing a variety of music past and present.  Here is an opportunity to see and hear the newest digital upgrade for this 37 year old system.  Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available during the presentation.  A casual setting, lively conversations, and good music should make for a memorable experience for everyone.  This is not a sales event.  No one will be asked to purchase anything.  Please call:   215-353-0350   to RSVP.  Any questions or directions can be addressed either by phone or e-mail:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It has been several busy months for me

After 17 years of storage, I have refurbished and updated my P-100 Pianocorder and installed it in a 1953 Wurlitzer console piano.  I have posted several photos of the actual work over the past 6 months.  I will be posting videos very shortly now.  The piano was a joint "rescue".  My landlady, Dr.Janet Gitney and I saved this piano from total destruction. It was scheduled to be dumped in the trash.  The piano was in very fine condition, even the case was beautiful in it's original mahogany finish.  The piano from an operational standpoint was in good tune, and fairly well regulated.  Some key releveling and minor action work has produced a very nice player piano.  But it's NOT just a player piano - it can do a whole lot more, as my videos will show.  I am working on transcribing some really great piano performances specifically for the Pianocorder digital system.  Here are some photos of the work as it was accomplished.

The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra....

The setting is the East Broad Top Steam Railroad...
The orchestra is joined by Frederick Hodges
playing a rare 1922 foxtrot dance version of Felix Arndt's
signature piece... "NOLA"
If you are a train buff as I am, the intro should catch your attention !! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Welcome 2015  -   A New Year with new goals and aspirations.  Wishing a happy and healthy new year to all of my friends and customers !!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Little something for Halloween !!!!

Everyone always associates this timely classic Bach piece for Organ with haunted castles, and scary movies. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and as played by Virgil Fox, the late, great organist of our times. Play this in the dark, if you dare...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My New Site Is up and Running !!!!!

 You can visit my site at

I now accept credit cards. My store is open, and if you experience any problem purchasing any product, please call me at:  (215) 353-0570 and I will assist you personally.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

The Sounding Board is now integrated with my new Web page:

Please look it over and let me know what you like or dislike. I have tried to make navigation very easy, and accessible. If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments, please feel free to post them here. You can also contact me from the site or via e-mail here. In honor of the introduction of my new webpage, my featured video this month is in the form of a tribute to my late friend and mentor, Mr. Harvey N. Roehl, whose Vestal Press became a valuable source of both historical and practical information on mechanical musical instruments. The rag you will hear is dedicated to the memory of this gentleman and scholar.