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 Performing - Studying - Exhibiting - Conserving

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation    email contact

        Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.  Founder and President

       610 Amigos Dr C,  Redlands, CA  92373  909 796-4226     PERIOD PIANO CENTER SINCE 2006                       

We seek to rediscover the art of the piano as the composer heard it on the instruments of the time;  to collect and study the instruments themselves, conserving many for history, and performing on many, so we might rediscover history’s magic.  We exhibit and curate instruments, tell the great stories of piano and society, and study the history of the piano, its technology and its builders.






2 Current Exhibits


Recent Acquisitions


Exhibit: the Steinway Parlor Grand 1859-1892


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Above:  Th. Steinweg Nachfolger Grand


The exhibit highlights successive Steinway “parlor grands” in every design gestation from their earliest to their last iteration - Tour extended into 2024

Steinway 1875 Monitor Grand with Th. Steinway Patent Action

1829 Clementi Square with James Stewart Patents

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 Support Our East Coast Collection Visit


1864 Steinway 7’2’ loaned to the exhibit by Bob and Marcia Davis, one of the earliest overstrung Steinway parlor grands

Exhibit Ticket $30 - group discount (4 or more), regular ticket $50.  By appointment. click here for more information and ticket purchase

Visit our exhibits to view and hear the Broadwood “Beethoven Piano”

Arrangements by appointment, complying with Covid protocols

Review our past concerts here

Hear Public Radio Interview - Margeret Worsley with President Bill Shull on Musically Speaking, which aired in October 2022 on KVCR radio and National Public Radio

 Historical Steinway pianos?  Please support history and send photo documents to ensure a complete account of the production of this most famous and successful builder.  Here’s how.


We also systematically study the historical production of other great makes, including Chickering, Mason and Hamlin and Knabe.




Review our collection, current exhibit, online database, piano history consultation and other projects.

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