Acton-Concord Piano

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Bob Cassidy, the owner of Acton-Concord Piano, is a 1974 graduate of the North Bennet Street School, where he studied under Bill Garlick.  He is a registered craftsman of the Piano Technicians Guild and has restored and rebuilt many fine vintage American and European grand pianos, as well as select fine uprights.  He is a touchweight specialist, going the extra mile to improve the feel and repetition of every piano action that comes through the shop.  He is a Dampp Chaser Field Expert in the installation of their humidity control systems for the piano.

 

Liz Atkins is a 1991 graduate of the 2 year program at the North Bennet Street School, with both the Certificate and the Degree in Piano Technology.  She studied under David Betts, Christine Lovgren and Jack Stebbins.  She was employed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Baldwin Corporation at Tanglewood, the summer home of the BSO where she learned concert preparation tuning, regulation and voicing techniques from the late Andrei Svetlichny.  She is a Dampp Chaser Field Expert in the installation of their humidity control systems for the piano.  Her special focus is voicing for the most beautiful tone possible, no matter what kind of hammer the piano has.

 

Bob and Liz have been married since 1995 and have worked together at Acton-Concord Piano since 1991.  They have fun joining forces on their piano projects, each of them bringing differing perspectives and accomplishments to the craft of piano restoration.   They enjoy vacationing on Nantucket with their dog, Lydia.

 Bob and Lydia on Cliff Road, Nantucket   Liz and Lydia at the Pier