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 Performing - Studying - Exhibiting - Conserving

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation    email contact

        Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.  Founder and President

       610 Amigos Dr C,  Redlands, CA  92373  909 796-4226     PERIOD PIANO CENTER SINCE 2006                       

We seek to rediscover the art of the piano as the composer heard it on the instruments of the time;  to collect and study the instruments themselves, conserving many for history, and performing on many, so we might rediscover history’s magic.  We exhibit and curate instruments, tell the great stories of piano and society, and study the history of the piano, its technology and its builders.






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    In the early 19th century the piano was a domestic musical instrument, and became increasingly important in the family, both as a means for keeping the young ladies occupied with worthwhile activity and as a symbol of upward mobility.  Many different types or styles of pianofortes were built - square, grand, diagonal grand and finally, vertical.  As the piano was rapidly changing in its design, the home piano revealed many technological innovations;  as the piano became a symbol of status, the cabinets were sometimes more fancy, too.  Pianos from France, Germany, England and the United States are represented in this exhibit.

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