Performance / Festivals: Durham Music Festival

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2010-02-02 15:15:43 UTC


The Durham Music Festival provides an array of opportunities for individuals to showcase their talents in piano, instrumental, vocal, strings, guitar, band, choral, and speech arts. Students and adults are encouraged to particpate as a group, school or individuals. read more...


Tips: Buying a woodwind

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-06-17 20:08:14 UTC

New vs. Used

Buying a New Instrument

There are many places to gather information regarding your purchase; your teacher has a wealth of knowledge, she/he may recommend a certain make or model.

our local music store may carry a new/used line of band instruments. If this is the case, ask to try as many as you can, not all instruments are created equal! read more...


Sales: Clarinets for sale

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-05-20 20:31:11 UTC

Welcome to The Balanced Scale

Visit the Sales section of the website and view the clarinets for sale

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Q and A: Community band survey

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-04-11 16:25:13 UTC

Greetings,

My name is Joe Piccolo ( no kidding ) and I am growing my B.I.R. ( band instrument repair ) business, so I am asking you to help me better understand your repair needs by completing the following survey.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=euUN6wtmX5B5ac6bwUf3TQ_3d_3d

The information collected WILL NOT be shared, or sold!

For every organization that returns 20 + surveys by May 01 2009 their name will be placed in a draw for a contribution of $100.00 to be made to their respective band by The Balanced Scale.

Please follow the link to complete the survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=euUN6wtmX5B5ac6bwUf3TQ_3d_3d



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Q and A: Flute Re-Pad

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-02-07 03:00:54 UTC

Flute RePad

This service consists of the installation of new pads on your flute. Re-padding is not a Mechanical Overhaul, so your flute should be in good working order prior to re-padding. All actions described in our C.O.A. will be undertaken as well. Turnaround time is usually 5 to 7 days. read more...


General: Questions, Comments, Query

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-02-07 02:14:33 UTC

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General: Bail out for Jazz musicians

Posted by Joe Piccolo on 2009-01-19 04:17:08 UTC

Jazz musicians look to federal budget for bailout support

Washington, D.C. (CNN)

In light of the recent downturn in the American economy, the nations jazz musicians have joined the long line of lobby groups looking to Washington for support as the economy slides into a deepening recession.

The jazz industry is asking Washington for a bailout package and major subsidies on par with that of the auto sector.

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