NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) -  What's the difference between weighted keys and touch sensitive keys on a piano? In the niche market for stereo turntables, can the average claim adjuster identify a $250 Audio Technica from a $3,000 Technics? Enservio, Inc., a leading provider of contents claim software, payments solutions, and inventory services for property insurers, today announced a 30-minute webinar on "Best Practices for Valuing Pianos and DJ Equipment" to run Thursday, June 25 at 11:30am EDT. To register, please click here.

"In this webinar claims pros will arrive at a better understanding of the key value factors that drive musical keyboards and DJ equipment to properly determine more accurate replacement values for these items found in property claims," said webinar presenter and musician Scott Lacourse.

The Thursday webinar will begin with a short history of the first keyboards, some of which weighed 200 tons, and continue to some of the most powerful electronic keyboards on the market today. Differences in modern acoustic pianos and their various classifications such as Grand, Baby Grand, Console and Studio pianos will be discussed.

Claims pros will learn about modern portable keyboards, electric pianos and synthesizers. Unlike electric pianos that can imitate only a handful of instruments, "synths" can imitate an entire orchestra of instruments as well as generate abstract sounds.

In addition to learning about brands and models, the webinar will explore other key value factors that are helpful in assessing the value of musical keyboards including:

  • Weighted key, semi-weighted keys, touch sensitive keys and non-dynamic keys
  • Keyboard floor pedals and volume pedals
  • Cabinets and benches, music sheets
  • Brands claims pros will most likely encounter
  • High-valued items commonly overlooked

Another music-related contents category Thursday's webinar will explore is equipment used by disc jockeys (DJs or deejays). Adjusters, claim reps, claim managers, claim supervisors, claim directors and anyone dealing with non-restorable contents claims will benefit from this rare opportunity to learn tips and techniques for best inventorying and valuing of keyboards and DJ equipment.

Key Facts:

What: "Best Practices for Valuing Pianos and DJ Equipment"
Who: Presented by Scott Lacourse of Enservio
Where: Register:
When:  Thursday, June 25th from 11:30AM to 12Noon EDT

About Enservio, Inc.
Enservio® offers the industry's most robust contents software platform as well as world-class contents claim services that bring value to the entire spectrum of contents claim management. Insurance carriers rely on the Enservio platform to achieve the highest quality business outcome for their contents programs, driving superior policyholder satisfaction and efficient workflow. Founded in 2004, we are headquartered in Needham, MA, with offices and professional staff across the U.S. For additional information, please visit the company's web site or call 888.567.7557. Connect with Enservio via LinkedIn (, Twitter (, and Facebook (

Enservio is a registered trademark of Enservio, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective holders.

Contact Information:

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(781) 990-3463