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Dennis Benson, who tuned the piano Monday at First Baptist Church in Willmar, has honed his skills during the past 46 years. In that time, he has tuned for well-known country artists, actors and singers. Tribune photos by Gary Miller

Willmar piano tuner plays ‘key’ role in an artist’s performance

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WILLMAR — If a pianist has a wonderful concert, longtime piano tuner Dennis Benson of Willmar can take some of the credit. His job is to make the piano sound perfect. But he doesn’t always know if it’ll stay perfect.

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“Actually, I sit on the edge of my seat for about the first number and listen through all the notes, and did anything slip on me?’’ he says.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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