Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Raudenbush Upright Grand


tejasmom wrote at 2008-06-11 19:40:29
I am about to sell my mother's Raudenbush which has Steinway works.  I don't think the question was unreasonable.

biscuit wrote at 2009-10-17 01:07:51
what a snooty answer. my understanding is that steinway put raudenbush out of business, not long after they started manufacturing pianos, by prooving they were using something steiway had patented. seems that this might be something steinway would remember. likely took the breath out of raudenbush's sales. we own a raudenbush and some of this country's best musicians have played it on our stage.

Chris wrote at 2013-06-02 05:40:41
Thank you Noel for your question. I am the grandson of W.R. Raudenbush, and  I have three Raudenbush pianos. There is a link between Steinway and Raudenbush pianos, in that an article in the New York Times circa 1926 rated the Raudenbush upright higher than the Steinway upright of the same year. -Chris Raudenbush

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Samuel Noel


I am a contracted piano technician for Steinway and Sons in New York handling warranty issues, prepping pianos for the showroom and delivery; I also serve the City University of NY as a piano technician. I am also self-employed in New York. I apprenticed (Manhattan School of Music)in 1982 and was factory (Steinway) trained in 1983. I have experience tuning, repairing, reconditioning, and appraisals. Please note that appraising an instrument involves a visual inspection and knowledge of the local market area. I am not an expert in player mechanisms, refinishing, electronic keyboards, midi, nor organs. I love the work of making an instrument sound concert quality.


I successfully apprenticed at the Manhattan School of Music under Alan Buchman and Peter Favant in 1982 (also received B.A. in music from same school) and employed by Steinway and Sons in 1983 as a tuner-technician. I also served as service manager for Steinway. Presently, I service pianos for CUNY and I handle warranty issues and tunings for Steinway.

The Piano Technicians Guild, New York Chapter

Manhattan School of Music, BA; American Management Association certificate (Steinway and Sons); Queens College, CUNY, MA

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