Piano Technology Program / Royal Conservatory of Music partnership
The Piano Technology Program at the University of Western Ontario and the Royal Conservatory of Music are entering their second year of an exciting relationship. The piano technology curriculum includes parts replacement, repair and regulation of both upright and grand pianos. In January ’08 seven grand pianos from the RCM arrived at the piano technology program shop at UWO. Included in these 7 grand pianos was a Steinway Concert Grand that had been out of service for the past several years. These pianos were brought back to their optimum playing level by the students under the guidance of their teachers. They were returned to the RCM where they are in the Glenn Gould School of Performance teaching studios. The Steinway Concert Grand has returned to the concert stage of the Mazzoleni Hall of the Royal Conservatory.
In September ’08 the piano technology students commenced work on 7 upright pianos that are now back in practice rooms in the Royal Conservatory and the students of the class of ’09 are now working on another groups of 7 grand pianos for the second term of the class of ’09.
We are very pleased that Damon Groves, class ’08 is a piano technician at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
"I am very excited that The Royal Conservatory is now able to take advantage of the high level of expertise offered at the Piano Technology Program at UWO as a result or our recent collaboration. I am familiar with the fine work done in the UWO program year after year, and can now look forward to being able to enjoy the benefits first hand when teaching or practicing at The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School."
The Glen Gould School