On Tuesday during the conference, I went on a tour of the Steinway Factory!
Getting off the bus.
The Steinway factory!
My roommate and I, ready for the tour with our safety glasses! MTNA paired us together after I emailed to let them know I was looking for someone to room with for the conference. She’s a wonderful teacher from Colorado.
Bending the rim. Exciting!
More scenes from the factory…
Preparing the perfect boards with the perfect grain for a perfect soundboard!
Working on a custom order for inlaid mother-of-pearl butterflies.
The best method for letting the action department below know what size rim will be coming their way next: dropping painted golf balls down a PVC pipe! It was found to be faster than the computers.
What a great tour! It was so fascinating to see what love and hard work goes into every Steinway. It makes me even more appreciative of their wonderful pianos!