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Artistic credit to WATE interview for photos.

Reporter Gene Patterson with Knoxville, Tennessee, ABC-affiliate WATE interviewed Michael Stinnett about the Antique Piano Shop, his love affair with pianos and why he feels what he’s doing is important.

Michael shared, “There is a demand for this. Very few are doing it. Most of the technicians I’ve known have passed away. And, there are not many people learning the art of piano restoration. So, it’s a dying art.”

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Artistic credit to WATE interview for photos.

The interview was a full-circle experience for Michael since Gene Patterson interviewed him around 20 years ago after Michael played the piano at former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter’s inauguration. Read more of Michael’s interview here.