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Specializing in the creation of fine custom retrofit piano keyboards
 
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The complex mechanism which transmits finger stroke to hammer and damper is known as the action, fairly described as a ‘triumph of nineteenth-century technical ingenuity’
— Cyril Ehrlich, "The Piano: A History", 1976

CUSTOM RETROFIT Piano KEYBOARDS

To a pianist, the keys of their piano are the conduit through which they are able to transmit their feelings, thoughts, and emotions into music.  The keys are their physical connection with their ephemeral art.

By blending the centuries-old craft of traditional piano key making, a passion for acquiring the finest materials available,  along with parametric computer engineering software and cutting-edge flexible robotic manufacturing systems, Detroit Pianoworks creates exquisite keyboard and action solutions for conservatories, symphonies, universities, piano rebuilders, and piano technicians from around the world. 

Catering exclusively to the piano technology industry, our dedicated 1,800 sq/ft key-making facility is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, a suburb north of Detroit.

 

Detroit Pianoworks' founder and chief-technician has created custom, one-of-a-kind, retrofit piano keyboards and actions for pianos belonging to...

  • The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA)
  • The Canadian Royal Conservatory (Toronto, ON)
  • The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • The Toledo Symphony (Toledo, OH)
  • Oberlin Conservatory (Oberlin, OH)
  • The University of Texas (Austin, TX)
  • The Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • The Omaha Symphony (Omaha, NE)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
  • Chennery Auditorium (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Wesleyan University (Chicago, IL)
  • The University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
  • Western University  (London, ON)
  • The University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
  • The Bowling Green Symphony (Bowling Green, KY)
  • The Thomasville Artist Series (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
  • Ruby Diamond Concert Hall (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Westchester College (Westchester, PA)
  • The Colburn School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
  • Carlton College (St. Paul, MN)
  • many more institutions and private homes around the globe.

 

For more information about our custom retrofit piano keyboards, please contact Detroit Pianoworks by clicking here.

 
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