3rd Generation Piano Technicians
Al Schaeffer presently lives in the Ponte Vedra Beach area of Northern Florida. He has been tuning and repairing pianos in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC since 1969.
Al follows in the family tradition of working with pianos. Al’s grandfather, John Schaeffer, started working on pianos in 1901, his father, Al Schaeffer, Sr. later took over the business and the family tradition continues with Al Jr.’s daughter, Heather. She is currently a piano teacher in the Jacksonville community of Florida.
Registered Piano Technician (RPT)
Al is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) with the Piano Technician’s Guild.
Some of the artist Al has tuned and serviced pianos they played:
Kennedy Center and Wolftrap Performers:
Marvin Hamlisch, Vladimir Horowitz, Peter Serkin, Cohen, to name a few
Jazz and Concert Performers:
Ahmad Jamal, Marcus Johnson, Sonny & Cher, Frank Sinatra, John Hurd
Local DC TV/Radio Personalities: Donnie Simpson, Arch Campbell
Arena Stage Owner/Director: Zelda Fichandler
Washington DC Choral Arts Society: Norman and Shirley Scribner
John Steinway of Steinway & Sons