Alternatively Sized Piano Keyboards

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Recent videos and radio coverage

Robert Estrin, well-known for his tutorials on LivingPianos.com has released a short video at the NAMM 2019 trade show supporting narrower keyboards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvQEbiOBOws&t=6s

Austin’s classical radio station, KMFA, interviewed Professor Carol Leone early in 2018. Carol talks about her experience with Steinbuhler keyboards at Southern Methodist University. www.kmfa.org/programs/18-staccato/episodes/2823-small-hands-big-keyboards

American pianist Hugh Sung, owner of the website ‘A Musical Life’, released a podcast about David Steinbuhler and the development of DS keyboards in November 2016. https://amusicallife.com/david-steinbuhler-developer-of-smaller-piano-keyboards/

CBC Radio One in Canada broadcast the story: Right hands, wrong piano: A game-changer for small-handed pianists on 25 October 2016. It covers the early history of DS keyboards and includes illuminating interviews with co-inventors David Steinbuhler and Chris Donison, as well as with Linda Gould, their first customer. You can listen to the podcast here, and view additional information (provided by Kathy Strauch) on more recent developments in relation to alternatively sized keyboards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etvj8w-HSGg 

For any media videos, go to the ‘Media Stories’ playlist on the PASK YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHBn-VaaOCGcfrUsklI1GztxTaaGj5sPh

Print media

Kathryn Mientka’s January 2018 recitals on a DS5.5® in a Yamaha C7 grand piano in Arizona and Colorado are featured in a story in The Daily Sentinel. https://www.gjsentinel.com/entertainment/going-smaller-pianist-uses-new-keyboard-to-conquer-big-handed/article_6bc91776-f18a-11e7-b8b7-10604b9f6eda.html

A story in the Dallas Morning News featured Professor Carol Leone and the trailblazing role of Southern Methodist University in relation to alternatively sized piano keyboards. Young pianists with not-so-large hands are flocking there to study on the university’s DS® keyboards. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/classical-music/2017/12/26/standard-pianos-big-problem-musicians-small-hands-smus-trying-change

Stories about Monique Fournier’s recent recital in the Lipnicki piano store in Calgary, Canada, on 3 November 2017:
– In the Calgary Herald: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/first-private-78-piano-set-for-debut-in-calgary
– From CBC Radio: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/small-piano-hands-adapted-keyboard-calgary-musician-1.4386327

Story by Susan Shelley of the Los Angeles Daily News (12 September 2017): http://www.dailynews.com/2017/09/12/piano-keyboards-for-smaller-hands-could-be-a-work-of-genius-susan-shelley/

Article by Dr Carol Leone in International Piano magazine.(January-February 2017). To download a copy, go to: Recent publications and other useful documents

Story in the Wisconsin State Journal about Prof Jess Johnson’s one-day event (worksop, masterclass, try-out sessions, recital) in February 2016: 
http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/music/a-smaller-piano-for-bigger-artistry/article_38b80090-be0f-5050-9862-32c3c36c6930.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

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