Dale Erwin and Arlan Harris (Part 1)

Listen to Dale Erwin and Arlan Harris talk about technique, textures and sound, and becoming the best of the best in the piano world.

Dale is a second-generation piano technician. Having grown up in the piano world, and in a deeply musical family, prepared Dale for a career in custom piano restoration and rebuilding. His wife Trix and his sons Dennis & Jacob work together at the family business: Erwin’s Piano Restorations in Modesto, California. They are the exclusive makers of what David Andersen consider the best soundboards in the world, and DAP is proud to put one in every custom full piano restoration we do.

In striving for perfection, beauty, art and craftsmanship, Arlan found his niche as a piano restorer and concert piano technician. A career which spans 3 decades, Arlan has worked with some of the world's finest pianists, concert halls, recording studios, and other major venues. After working in the Famous Steinway Hall Basement in the '80s, where many of the worlds most demanding artists arrived almost on a daily basis, and working as an action specialist as well as tuner/technician, Arlan honed his skills learning from his superiors, colleagues, and top-level pianists.
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