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.
Sam Crawford is a musician, mover, shaker, and self-proclaimed “library nerd” with a bent towards the creative. He is an active learner who is inherently curious, fascinated as much by the rare and the weird as he is by the seemingly ordinary and the everyday. A classically trained singer and composer, Sam holds degrees in music from East Tennessee State University and New York University. As a burgeoning information professional, Sam also recently earned a Master's in library and information science from the University of Tennessee's School of Information Sciences. He feels that his current position at Antique Piano Shop as a Piano Restoration Technician aligns particularly well with his desired career path, and he continues to aim for professional experiences that somehow weave together technology, history, culture, information, and the arts.
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.
Calvin comes to us from Woodbine, GA and is our Lead Piano Technician. With 14 years of experience he's the "go to" technician in the shop and he prides himself on producing nothing short of the best. Calvin has a real passion for piano restoration and is a great asset to our shop.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “
“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/