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English Version of "The Voice of the Piano"
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The Voice of the Piano Goes Global
French and Japanese editions now available!

André Oorebeek's acclaimed hammer voicing book “The Voice of the Piano” is attracting overseas attention. The book with its companion DVD was originally published in Canada in 2009 by Crescendo Publications, the book division of Piano Forte Supply.
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Voicing Book Goes Global

André Oorebeek's acclaimed hammer voicing book “The Voice of the Piano” is attracting overseas attention. The book with its companion DVD was originally published in Canada in 2009 by Crescendo Publications, the book division of Piano Forte Supply. The book is now being translated into French and Japanese.

“Foreign language licensing negotiations had been going on for some time,” publisher Jurgen Goering disclosed. “We are now happy to announce the imminent publication of both a French and Japanese language edition.”

The French edition, called “La Voix du Piano” was translated by Marc Valdeyron and will be published in conjunction with ITEMM, the French piano technician training center in Paris. Valdeyron is the translator of Art Reblitz's “Piano Tuning, Repairing and Servicing” and is a piano technician in his own right. The book has already gone to print and will be later in 2011.

The Japanese translation was taken on by Yoshitake Suzuki, Director at Yamaha USA's Piano Service Department. Suzuki and Oorebeek have a common history going back to the 1980's. They first met at the Yamaha Piano Academy where they underwent the rigours of that training program together.

André Oorebeck has taught extremely successful full day seminars on voicing at the past three Annual Piano Technician's Guild conventions. After the most recent seminar in Kansas City in July of 2011, the author and his two friends, the translator of the Japanese version and the publisher of the English version, met to celebrate the success of the book.

“The Voice of the Piano” has been distributed into well over 20 countries in the English version, according to the publisher, Jurgen Goering. These two foreign language translations not only open up new markets for the book and DVD, they confirm the value and importance of the material presented by Oorebeek. “We are thrilled by these developments which will allow more piano technicians around the world to enhance their voicing skills,” says Goering.

The photo below shows Yoshitake Suzuki, André Oorebeek and Jurgen Goering at the 2011 Kansas City Annual Piano Technicians Guild convention.

Bring André to your conference,
seminar or workshop

André Oorebeek, author of The Voice of the Piano, is in high demand, not only for his voicing, but also for his teaching skills. André's seminars are not about poking a few hammers here or there - watch and hear him voice a whole piano from raw hammers to concert ready in one day! Of course there will be opportunity for a brief lecture, enlightening explanations and individual questions. You may choose to read the book in advance to maximize your benefit from attending, but it is not required. In any case, there will be opportunity for book signing.

If you are a technician and you want to improve your ability to work on high-end pianos and if your are striving to move into a higher income bracket, voicing knowledge and skills are absolutely essential. These seminars will give you the tools you need.

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos of André "in action" at a class.