What You Can Do With a WNG Action in a Steinway: Dr. Mark Sullivan

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by WNG

Dr. Mark Sullivan has been teaching in Southern California since 1984 and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied under Menahem Presslera. He also has a Master of Music in Piano Performance degree from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music. “I was […]

Material Matters: Jim Ialeggio

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by WNG

Materials matter. The quality of construction, craft, and end result depends not only on the skill of the craftsman, but also the quality of materials used. Wessell, Nickel & Gross went to Grand Piano Solutions in Shirley, Massachusetts to visit piano technician, Jim Ialeggio. Ialeggio has been a technician for 32 years and does rebuilds, […]

Survival in the Piano Trade: Chris Brown

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by WNG

Generally, people don’t think that a farmer or a sailor have much in common with a piano technician. However, much like a sailor or farmer, a piano technician is an individual with a very specialized set of skills and tools who must be able to adapt to solve a problem. To that end, a piano […]

Piano Technician’s Guild Tucson 2019

Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by WNG

What happens when the largest group of Piano Technicians in the world gather? Collaboration. Creativity. Reconnection. At this year’s July PTG in Tucson, Arizona, technicians, pianists, and experts in the piano field and industry gathered to share new ideas, knowledge, and techniques for three solid days of classes and exhibits. Many technicians visited our Wessell, […]

An Interview with Jim Busby

Posted on: August 21st, 2019 by WNG

Introduction My name is Jim Busby and I live in Mount Pleasant, Utah and I’ve been in piano tuning and technology for about 44 years. How did you become a full time Piano Technician? Well, actually my uncle was a piano technician and I’ve always thought I’d tune pianos because I liked my uncle so […]