Dr. Mortensen on his experience with Chupp’s Piano Service
Chupp’s Piano Service regularly gets the opportunity to work with top University music programs and faculty. We recently completed delivery of several premium, fully restored Steinway Grand Pianos to Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. This included a rare Steinway Model C, a Steinway Model L and a concert level Steinway Model D Grand Piano for the University’s performance hall. [Which appropriately enough, features a soundboard made of unique Western Red Cedar.]
Dr. John Mortensen oversees the over 60 pianos utilized by the music department. An incredibly accomplished pianist, academic and overall musician, Dr. Mortensen is also an official International Steinway Artist. His writings appear in International Piano, Clavier, College Music Symposium, Piano Pedagogy Forum, and American Music Teacher. He was kind enough to write the following testimonial about his experience working with us to secure top quality instruments for the university.
The Steinway is the finest piano in the world, deserving not only elite artists to play it but also elite technicians to care for it. Dennis Chupp is just such a craftsman. A Master Technician trained at the Steinway Factory in New York, he received personal coaching from former Steinway head Service Technician Fred Drasche and has collaborated with the nation’s leaders in the field of piano technology. His company, Chupp’s Piano Service, specializes in re-manufacturing and repair of vintage pianos, bringing glorious new life to instruments which had fallen silent through the ravages of age, damage and neglect.
He obsesses over each step of this labor-intensive, old-world process of transformation, patiently perfecting every last detail of the soundboard, pinblock, action, strings and of course, stunning woodwork and finish. The result is a re-born piano of warmth, resonance, and power. A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages.
But above all it is worthy of the name Steinway.”
– Dr. John Mortensen,
Ohio Artist on Tour
Fulbright Specialist in Music
Professor of Piano, Cedarville University
About Us: For over four decades, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. has been specializing in the rebuilding and restoration of vintage Steinway & Sons grand pianos. Founded in 1975 by master piano technician Dennis Chupp, our fully restored concert level instruments grace the stages of concert halls, university stages and the homes of private pianists across the continent. As piano rebuilding specialists we do more than just take apart and put back together. We have the training, expertise and dedication to ensure every component of your restored instrument is up to top concert standards. Collegiate level music programs like the one at Cedarville University and professional musicians, including Steinway Artists continue to utilize our restored pianos. Click to view our selection of premium restored Steinway Grands, pre-owned Yamaha and other quality brands of pianos. [Read more about our work with Cedarville University]
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