Located in the friendly town of Friendsville, Tennessee, Antique Piano Shop is one of the only companies in the world that restores antique musical instruments to historically accurate glory and customizes pianos and organs to suit any interior design need specified by designers and homeowners.
For those who may be new to our blog, our founder and owner, Michael Stinnett, has been rebuilding pianos for 25 years, rightfully deserving the moniker “Piano Man.” Michael is passionate about preserving antique pianos and other instruments, and educating people about the importance of these valuable commodities.
“Being a professional pianist is what got me so involved with piano restoration and preservation; it is my life,” he says. “I evaluate and restore these precious, vintage musical instruments first from a pianists’ point of view, and second with the combined perspective of artistic design and technical science.”
Michael leads our skilled team of craftsmen, including technicians, historians, wood workers, artisans, and pianists- all with goal of refurbishing parlor, chapel and piano-cased organs, pianos and melodeons.
Our team is often recruited by designers to find and “refurbish-to-era” instruments on commission per interior space, which can be gorgeous additions to professionally designed rooms.
Whether it’s an interior designer, history buff or music student, Michael believes people who love and appreciate antique instruments are those who create the real market for these instruments, and in turn, preserve an important part of our history for future generations to come.
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