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FROM the EXPERT. PIANO SERVICES Internationally Acclaimed Piano Technician Contact Today FROM the EXPERT. PIANO SERVICES Internationally Acclaimed Piano Technician Contact Today FROM the EXPERT. PIANO SERVICES Internationally Acclaimed Piano Technician Contact Today

RUSSELL I. KASSMAN

Internationally Recognized Piano Expert

Since 1977, Russell Kassman has been involved Internationally with the Sales, Service and Manufacturing of investment quality pianos. A Chicago native, Mr. Kassman founded R.KASSMAN, Purveyor of Fine Pianos in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has worked with the World’s most prestigious piano manufacturers, including Steingraeber & Sohne, C. Bechstein, Grotrian-Steinweg, Sauter, Blüthner, Schimmel and Feurich – Germany; Petrof- Czech Republic; Bösendorfer – Austria; Schulze Pollman – Italy; Kawai -Japan; Pearl River, Parsons and Perzina – China.

Having served the Bay Area’s most famous music institutions, such as the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Conservatory, Mr. Kassman retired to McAllen Texas in the fall of 2020. He continues to service, sell and consult in the piano industry, and counts amongst his newest clients, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and McAllen Performing Arts Center.

In demand as a Concert tuner, for over 50 years Mr. Kassman has taught and attended piano technical seminars and has written several technical piano service manuals.
Mr. Kassman is an acknowledged piano expert, and has been a consultant, representative, and/or toured the World’s most prestigious and prolific piano manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
With over 50 years in and around the piano business, Mr. Kassman has gained an international reputation for his knowledge, and mastery of the characteristics inherent in each brand. He has worked with the World’s most discriminating pianists.

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Over 40 Years Experience.

Mr. Kassman began his early piano service career as an apprentice under Baldwin’s Chief trouble-shooter, Melvin Waddle. At the time, Baldwin owned the famed German piano company C.Bechstein, and Kassman received extensive training in both American and European service techniques. Baldwin also had a manufacturing relationship with Kawai (Japan), who was then building its Howard product, and Kassman had the benefit of early experience with Japanese piano construction.

Over the next 40 years, Kassman attended and taught piano technical seminars, has written several technical piano service manuals for manufacturers, and has been a consultant to author Larry Fine, publisher of the “Piano Book / Piano Buyer.com”

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