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A reputation for outstanding tone and action response.

The Fandrich Vertical Action has been:
  • Featured in a 10 minute spot on CNN in 1992, broadcast 26 times.
  • Featured on Paul Harvey News.
  • Recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as a significant improvement to the piano action.


Fandrich & Sons grand pianos have been chosen:
  • Since 1997 as the piano for the Earshot/Seattle Art Museum "Art of Jazz" concert series.
  • By George Shangrow to sponsor the "Live by George!" show on King FM.
  • By the Garfield High School Jazz band for their concert performances.
  • By the Seattle Center Space Needle for the Bi-Centennial New Year's Eve party.
  • Since 2002 by the Seattle Center House for the Winterfest "Seattle's Best Jazz" concert.
  • By Dave Peck, local jazz pianist, for his first solo CD release party (1998).
  • By Aaron Parks, Northwest "jazz prodigy" (now performing with the Terence Blanchard Quartet), as his personal piano.
  • By Bishop Blanchet High School (Seattle) and Rogers High School (Puyallup) for their performing arts centers.
  • By the Mason County Community Concert Association for their performing hall in Shelton, WA.
  • By The Amadeus Project performance venue and music school (Bellingham, WA).
  • By Skagit Valley College for their performance hall and practice rooms.
  • By the Washington State Music Teachers Association for their annual conference classroom piano (2009, 2010).
  • By Dave Frishberg, internationally known jazz pianist and lyricist, as his personal piano (see comments).
  • By the Anacortes Jazz Festival for their wharf and port warehouse stages.
  • By the following churches:
    • Lakeview Free Methodist (Seattle, WA)
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (Seattle, WA)
    • Atonement Free Lutheran Church (Arlington, WA)
    • McKenna Community Church (McKenna, WA)
    • First Presbyterian Church (Ellensburg, WA)
    • Trinity Community Lutheran Church (Point Roberts, WA)
    • Maltby Congregational Church (Maltby, WA)
    • Christ Episcopal Church (Seattle, WA)
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walla Walla, WA)
"The first time I played on your piano with the new [FVA] action, I found it an amazing experience - it was difficult to believe I was not playing on a grand piano. I could see that I was sitting in front of an upright instrument, but the sensitivity to the touch and its capability of giving many degrees of shading and tone coloring were astonishing. Even grand pianos, unless they are the finest, do not respond with the gradations of tone that this upright can give. Recalling the poor pianos often found in practice rooms throughout many music schools and colleges, I cannot help thinking what a boon this piano would be to many aspiring young musicians. In homes also, this piano will greatly help student pianists to develop sensitivity to tone and touch. If a student has a good piano which responds to the various types of touch, gives different tone colors, and lets him know when he has gotten the touch right, he is going to develop greater control and skill in less time. I feel this invention will prove a blessing to all students and their teachers."

-- Michiko Morita Miyamoto