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The Piano with the first Black Steinway certified technician in Africa (INSPIRE AFRICA)
So I want to have more people living in Africa, being certified Steinway technicians and having nice careers in music and servicing all our pianos. We do have pianos; we have a lot of pianos. .. So if we have more people doing it, there's really less reason to not just tune pianos" Tshepiso Ledwaba