Media Clips

We hope you will enjoy these clips of the pianos we've restored!

San Francisco-based filmmaker Regina Rivard talks about the making of Life in Black and White: Grand Pianos in an interview with The Atlantic. You can watch a clip below:
International Concert Pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays his 1920's Boesendorfer, with its newly rebalanced action. (Garrick's website)

The San Francisco Chronicle created two slide shows with audio about Callahan Piano Service.
Restoring the Balance
Making Music by Hand
For the printed articles accompanying these multi media clips, click here.
Restoring the Balance
Voicing Instruments Can Improve Sound

San Jose State University music faculty member Gwendolyn Mok responds to a 1905 Steinway O, restored with Stanwood Precision TouchDesignTM action. (

Professional pianist Jonathan Alford experiences the Stanwood action balancing system on a newly restored 1938 Hamburg Steinway Model C (7'4").

Bay Area performer Frederick Hodges plays a newly restored 1938 Hamburg Steinway Model C (7'4"). (

Jazz pianist Tammy Hall discusses the Stanwood action balancing system. (

Concert Pianist Paul Roberts plays Ravel on a 1904 Steinway O rebuilt at CPS in 2008. (

Concert Pianist Jerry Kuderna at the newly restored 1938 Hamburg Steinway C (7'4") formerly owned by internationally reknowned pianist, John Browning. (John Browning's website)

Additional footage of Jerry Kuderna at the Steinway Hamburg C. A few weeks after we made this film clip, he was able to acquire this piano, which he now plays daily and has performed and recorded on. He recently commented that owning this piano has changed his life!

All clips on this page were filmed by John Callahan in the Callahan Piano Services workshop, except footage of Tammy Hall, which was shot and edited by elfenworks productions, llc.

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