Jared Withington is a graduate of the University of Winchester and the City and Guilds of London Art School, where he studied historic and ornamental woodcarving and gilding. Jared moved from England and began working at the Antique Piano Shop as a woodcarver, repairing and replacing carved details on the antique pianos such as legs and music racks. He is also able to create custom pieces such as benches to complement the original instrument. As well as being the in house woodcarver, Jared is also our technician who specializes in the restoration of Square Grand piano actions, and is certified by QRS in PNOmation installation and servicing.
Jared Withington is a graduate of the University of Winchester and the City and Guilds of London Art School, where he studied historic and ornamental woodcarving and gilding. Jared Moved from England and began working at the Antique Piano Shop as a woodcarver, repairing and replacing carved details on the antique pianos such as legs and music racks. He is also able to create custom pieces such as benches to complement the original instrument. As well as being the in house woodcarver, Jared is also our technician who specializes in the restoration of Square Grand piano actions, and is certified by QRS in PNOmation installation and servicing.
The youngest member of our team, Zach specializes in restoring piano harps and soundboards. He is also our primary stringing technician. Zach has a natural propensity to anything mechanical, and he enjoys restoring vintage big-block engines. In addition to his full time job at The Antique Piano Shop, Zach is also pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering which he plans to apply to his work here in the field of piano restoration long-term.
Originally from upstate New York, Matt began working in the finishing industry when he was only 13 years old. He specializes in touch-up work, finish repair work, and reconstruction. In addition to refinishing, Matt also does custom wood building and fabrication.
Kim has been a member of the Antique Piano Shop team since 2007. As Customer Service Manager, she acts as a liaison between customers and Antique Piano Shop's production department making sure that the lines of communication remain open. Customer service is an integral part of Antique Piano Shop's customer value proposition.
As Customer Service Manager and Nationwide Shipping Specialist, Kim communicates with our clients from the beginning stages of the restoration process to the end, including handling shipping arrangements all over the US and abroad.
"I truly love working with each and every one of our clients. I am here to answer questions about restoring your piano and shipping questions any time. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com. “
“Miss Marie”, as everyone calls her, is the mother of Michael Stinnett, the founder of The Antique Piano Shop. Miss Marie started working with Michael at his first store in Dollywood in the early 1990’s, and has been a well-loved member of the team ever since. She used to take care of our customer service issues in the early days as well as running the “cash register” and answering phones, but she is best known for her love to just sit and talk to people who came into our shop. People all over the country used to come in our Dollywood store and ask for “Miss Marie”, bringing her postcards, letters and homemade gifts as thanks for her heart-felt hospitality. Now almost 80 years old and long since retired, Miss Marie still makes her rounds to the piano shop to make sure that everything is in tip top!
Anne Elizabeth Rochelle is a practicing artist from Knoxville, Tennessee who works as resident artist and art restorer for the Antique Piano Shop. Rochelle received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and Art History at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. In college, Rochelle focused on Italian Renaissance Art History and Painting Conservation of which she studied in Florence, Italy. She has experience in the revitalization of historic frescoes and disasteraffected artworks as an art restorer, as well as art handling and exhibition design at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Rochelle is classically trained in portraiture drawing and painting, but also investigates an academic interest in painting chemistry, artist materials and the painting process throughout history.
See more of Rochelle's work at her portfolio site: http://aerochelle.com/
Randy has been working with us for nearly 20 years offering very specialized restoration and preservation services relating to our Arts & Crafts / Mission piano collection. In addition to restoring Mission / Arts & Crafts period pianos, Randy builds, restored and collects Craftsman furniture of all kinds. Randy’s focus is preservation of original pieces, all done with a historical perspective in mind. His specialties include fumed finishes as well as other traditional and almost forgotten methods relating to historical building and restoration. Randy’s true passion lies in the preservation of Mission/Arts & Crafts movement, and his amazing skillset has made him one of the finest restorers in his field.
Weibin is our Market Analyst, specializing in the Chinese market. With our ever-growing international presence, Weibin has also become our primary liaison with our Chinese clients. Weibin holds a Bachelor degree for the logistics management from Beijing Technology and Business University, and he also earned the Master of Business Administration focusing on International Trade at Mercer University of Atlanta. He has a decade of experience running small businesses in multi-industries in China. He has strong systematic analysis ability, especially in Marketing Analysis and Financial Analysis. Weibin enjoys using his vast skill and experience to help develop and promote the Asian market for The Antique Piano Shop.