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Fine Tuning With Larry Dotson

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

In an age of electronic keyboards and synthesizers, Larry Dotson is among the last of what some might call a dying breed – the cadre of piano tuners and technicians who keep acoustic pianos alive and well. Listen to hear how his passion for pianos has not dwindled in the least bit, even as the demand for the work has diminished.



  • August 29, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Great interview!
    Two of my 1st cousin’s

    Comment by Bill Dotson

  • August 29, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Larry, you are one of a kind! I enjoyed hearing you talk about your experiences.

    Comment by Middle Bro

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Enjoyed this interview. I loved the part about refinishing pianos and how that compares to life and humanity. We all have so many coats of different kind of finishes on us. But God sees through the finish to who we are and who we can be.

    Love you both.


    Comment by Kelly Dotson

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Really enjoyed your interview and have enjoyed your life over the years

    Comment by Jerry

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Went to Davidson College Friday evening, and stayed in their guest house. A student was in the parlor of the house playing piano, and it sounded beautiful. I went in to listen, and saw that it was a 9-foot Bosendorfer grand. Amazing sound. I can see why Larry is partial to them.

    Comment by Stan

  • August 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm


    I was privileged to be able to play a Bosendorfer while I was in college, and it truly was exquisite! I’m glad you mentioned it so I could remember having played one.

    Thanks for the words about having our lives re-tuned, re-finished, and restored.

    Comment by Kim

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