The Levitan Utility Piano Tuning Lever takes up little space and weight in a tool kit. Free to the public. Silicon Valley’s professional orchestra that performs motion pictures in concert and classical programs with world-renowned soloists and conductors. As a soloist: In this current 2012-13 season, Dan will perform a solo concert for the Thursday Musical Club in Marin County as well as Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. Copyright © 2021 UC Regents; all rights reserved, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), Lecturers, Visiting Faculty and Specialists, Berkeley New Music Project (BNMP) featuring the Eco Ensemble, Chamber Chorus of the University of California, Evening & Weekend (select “Ticketed Events” filter), Composition Colloquium (select “Composition Colloquium”), Music Studies Colloquium (select “Music Studies Colloquium”), Giving to Music and Supporting Performance. This book was incredibly instrumental in helping me understand these very same questions. Be the first to ask a question about The Craft of Piano Tuning. (Just so you know how highly respected he is.) The movement is away from older ideas about mathematical models of harmonics from which pianos are imperfect deviations or compromises, and towards an approach that says, These are pianos, this is how they behave, now let's think about the practicalities of the physics behind it. During the 2010/2011 season he performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Mission Chamber Orchestra, the Ravel Introduction & Allegro with the St. Peter’s Chamber Orchestra. There are many other books on the same topic but this is far and away my personal favorite.-----Daniel DeBiasio Brooklyn, NY 646.801.8863 His book is very well produced, written in prose as elegant as the thinking behind it and with beautifully clear technical illustrations. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata No. This lever causes the least amount of twisting which makes the tuning very stable and able to last. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dan Levitan, harp. As a teacher and coach: he was appointed the harp instructor at Sonoma State University and UC Berkeley. [Lou Harrison; Maria Bachmann, (Violinist); Nina Flyer; Dan Levitan; Michael Boriskin; Josephine Gandolfi; James Sedares; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.] SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY. Most recently, Dan is having the privilege of rehearsing/performing with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra during their 2012-13 season. If you use this, please list me as the composer, and let me know when … With the California Symphony, as the Acting Principal Harpist, he began his sixth consecutive season. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I was fortunate enough to attend a Study Day with Dan Levitan last October at Steinway Hall in London (sponsored by Steinway and the Pianoforte Tuners' Association) and found it very interesting. Youth Harp Ensemble performers included Lorraine Chiang, Melody Chien, Tiffany Jia, Elaine Liu, Haley Park, Kartika Santoso, Sophia Shan and Melanie Yu. The movement is away from ol. Start by marking “The Craft of Piano Tuning” as Want to Read: Error rating book. A new concept in tuning hammers, developed by well-known NYC technician Dan Levitan, RPT, former tuning editor of the Piano Technicians Journal. A new concept in tuning hammers, developed by well-known NYC technician Dan Levitan, RPT, former tuning editor of the Piano Technicians Journal. Dan Flanagan Teacher of Special Programs, Violin flanaganviolin@yahoo.com Violin. Piano. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. are exercising but not stretching and breathing. Information exchange for Brooklyn Parents living in or near Park Slope, New York. My previous lever was a titanium lever with an exotic burled wood handle by Charles Faulk. Supplemental readings expand on the essays and provide a wealth of practical information and tips. Dan Levitan Dan Levitan holds contracts as the Principal Harpist with four professional orchestras: Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley (orchestra formed in place of the San Jose Symphony), and the San Jose Ballet. Scored for SATB and piano. it's the lightest tuning hammer on the market. It has to be my Dan Levitan tuning lever. Schultz then introduced Lepore to Dan Levitan, his partner in Maveron and a drugstore.com board member, and fellow board member Melinda Gates, who owns nearly 5 percent of the company. A new concept in tuning hammers, developed by well-known NYC technician Dan Levitan, RPT, former tuning editor of the Piano Technicians Journal. He regularly performs for the San Jose Chamber, Mission Chamber, UC Berkeley Symphony orchestras. Dan Levitan, RPT. have been intimidated by what you thought was a beginning class. Piano concertos and recitals may involve more than one tuning per day and stand-by during the performance. The adult ensemble was conducted by Paul Hurst, who also performed Lizst's Un Sospiro as a piano solo. have an injury. During the past 2011-12 season, he performed: solo recitals for the Sonora Bach Festival and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Concert Series in Danville receiving a standing ovation for both, and performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto w/Philharmonia Healdsburg. Dan Levitan, Piano Tuner. His book is very well produced, written in prose as elegant as the thinking behind it and with beautifully clear technical illustrations. Suite for violin with string orchestra ; A collection of piano pieces ; Suite for cello & piano ; Suite for cello & harp. The Craft of Piano Tuning by Daniel Levitan (an excellent book that jumps straight into inharmonicity in chapter 2) Different Strokes: Hammer Techniques for Piano Technicians by Ken Burton. Dan Levitan holds contracts as the Principal Harpist with four professional orchestras: Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley (orchestra formed in place of the San Jose Symphony), and the San Jose Ballet. On Saturday I enjoyed the Study Day at Steinway in London. These annual events are sponsored by Steinway and the Piano Tuners’ Association. I loved it, but the Levitan is much more rigid. A complete guide to the craft of piano tuning, covering both its aural and manual aspects. Refresh and try again. Supplemental readings expand on the essays and provide a wealth of pra. I am a left handed tuner and utilize the Dan Levitan tuning lever. He played saxophone (tenor and baritone) in high school, and at age 17 performed on baritone with the big band backing up Mel Tormé at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. At the heart of each of the book's two parts, "The Tuner's Ear" and "The Tuner's Hand," is an essay explaining in detail the standard practices of piano tuning in terms of their underlying acoustics and mechanics.