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Local Piano Teacher Wins HM Hydraulic Artist Bench in Raffle
By Sam Bennett
11/20/2014 5:51:00 PM  
Congratulations to Robin Engleman, local piano teacher and winner of Hidrau Model hydraulic piano bench at GMTA 2014.  Each year, PianoWorks has donated a premium artist bench for the GMTA to raise funds for their scholarships and general fund.  This year, the prize was a Hidrau Model (HM) hydraulic piano bench.  This makes at least 20 years that PianoWorks has supported Georgia Music Teachers Association in this way.

"Dear Sam,

Thank you so much for the HM bench. We were able to generate $880 to donate to the Music Teacher National Association Foundation Fund during 2014 GMTA Conference. This year, Robin Engleman of Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association was the luck winner.

Here is the picture of the drawing.

Sincerely,
Rwei Hao
MTNA Foundation Georgia State Chair"

Robin Engleman at GMTA

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Hidrau Model names PianoWorks as a US Distributor for Hydraulic Piano Benches
By Sam Bennett
8/20/2014 6:45:00 PM  
Hidrau Model (HM) has named PianoWorks a US distributor for their premium hydraulic piano benches.  Hidrau Model's hydraulic piano bench models are featured on so many of Europe's stages and concert halls as the first choice for artists.  Made exclusively in Spain, their hydraulic benches offer steel construction and premium vinyl or leather upholstery, suitable for heavy-duty placements.  Their comfort and contemporary European style make them a favorite alternative to heavy, mechanical benches of the past.  PianoWorks wishes to introduce this competative alternative to existing adjustable piano benches to more US universities, conservatories, performance halls, recording studios and professional users.

The hydraulic piano bench comes in 3 styles:
  • Standard 30" width with premium vinyl top (BM-45H)
  • Extra-wide 43" Duet with premium vinyl top (BM-45HL)
  • Standard 30" width with premium leather top (BM-45H Leather)
The Extra-wide 43" Duet bench is currently the widest adjustable piano bench on the market (most others are 32" - 36").
HM Extra-Wide 43" Duet Bench (BM-45HL)
shown: Extra-Wide 43" Adjustable Duet Bench

Close-up photos reveal the leather-like look and texture of the premium vinyl tops.  Only a side-by-side comparison reveals the difference in leather on the Standard 30" models.  All models feature tops with supportive, ergonomic, extra-firm foam with a slight forward angle for best playing posture.
HM Premium Vinyl Top
shown: Premium Vinyl Top with leather-like texture

As a US distributor, inquiries for institutional pricing or dealer & retail opportunities can be directed to PianoWorks here.  What institutions in the US are already using HM hydraulic piano benches?  Here is just a small sample of repeat customers:
  • Florida State University
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Georgia
  • Spivey Hall (Clayton State)
  • Auburn University
  • The Juilliard School
*The HM Hydraulic bench is actually a misnomer.  It uses a superior Pneumatic mechanism with compressed air to facilitate height adjustments.  Similar Hydraulic piano benches from other manufacturers use fluid mechanisms that, if they fail, can leave an oily mess.

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