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Contact the Piano Performance Museum for more information or to make an appointment:
David Peskin at 518 263 2036
Our Piano Performance Museum is the home of the Steven E. Greenstein Piano Collection, a one-of-a-kind collection of historic pianos and musical artifacts.
A destination unlike any other in the United States, the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Piano Performance Museum offers a unique glimpse into the development of pianos in Europe and America over the past four centuries. Plan your visit today!
The goal of the Piano Performance Museum is to provide visual, audio, and educational programs documenting the musical history and technical development of the piano, an essential instrument in performance, accompaniment, and composition. After all, no musical education is complete without understanding the piano’s important role in musical development.
The collection includes early and modern keyboard instruments including European historic pianos, as well as American pianos built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection shows the development of the instrument from the small piano forte, built for use in private homes and salons, to the modern piano, built for large concert halls. The collection also includes tuning tools and repair kits, some 200 years old, leather-wrapped with a place for each tool; tuning forks, hammers—everything that would allow a technician to bring a piano back to maximum performance standards.
Location and Hours
Piano Performance Museum
Doctorow Center for the Arts
Rte 23A, Village of Hunter, NY
Weekly through Labor Day
Friday and Saturday, noon-4 pm.
For more information or to make an appointment, please phone David Peskin at 518 263 2036.
The programs of the Piano Performance Museum continue to evolve, in collaboration with leading experts in the field, via the Concerts & Conversation series of lectures and concerts.