On Pitch w/ Rick Baldassin

Piano Tech Radio Hour

Sep 20 2023 β€’ 1 hr

Join us in this episode as we sit down with Rick, the esteemed president and founder of Baldassin Pianos. Rick's remarkable journey includes recognition as a PTG member of note and receiving the prestigious 2014 Golden Hammer award, along with his induction into the exclusive PTG Hall of Fame.


Moreover, Rick's influence extends to the realm of literature, with his authorship of pivotal books on piano tuning that stand as definitive references in the field. In this conversation, we explore the trajectory of his illustrious career.

Rick's unique path began unexpectedly, leading him to a program that lacked certification but proved pivotal in leading to the launch of his transformative 'On Pitch' series. An impressive hallmark of his work lies in his comprehensive exploration of expanded octaves, a groundbreaking endeavor that earned him distinction as the first to dive so deeply and meticulously into this topic. Central to his breakthrough was the harmonious integration of his music theory degree with his pursuits in piano tuning.

The evolution of Rick's seminal work, the 'On Pitch' book, is underscored by its recurrent revision and refinement. Within this episode, he generously imparts a wealth of insights pertaining to the art of tuning and the intricacies of octaves. Enrich your understanding by tuning in to this enlightening discourse, where Rick's depth of knowledge shines through.

Here’s a little bit about our guest Rick Baldassin:

Rick Baldassin is the President and Founder of Baldassin Pianos in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rick is a Registered Piano Technician, was awarded the Member of Note, and has been inducted into the Piano Technicians Guild Hall of Fame. He is an international consultant for several major piano manufacturers. As a piano technician, Rick has been an active and passionate member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) both serving with his local chapter as well as on the board of the guild.


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