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Piano Repair & Restoration

Schaeffer's Piano Company enjoys the best reputation in the area for our meticulous attention to detail and our expert technique in repairing and restoring all types of pianos. Collectively, our dedicated employees and technicians offer over 100 years of experience. Whether you are searching for a beautifully restored used piano or have an old but treasured family heirloom piano you wish to bring back to life, we can provide just what you need at a fair and reasonable price. For three generations Schaeffer's Piano Company has been the only Master Steinway Piano Rebuilder in the area.


Here are some tips to judge the condition of your piano to determine if restoration or repair is needed:


+ Signs of a dark, oil-like solution around the pinblock

+ Uneven keys or keyboard

+ Damage caused by dryness/dampness to the wood and veneer

+ Visible cracks in the soundboard

+ Buzzing or ringing noises


Call us to schedule an appointment for a complete piano survey to assess the condition of your piano.

Some Of Our

Satisfied Customers


Madiera School

Sidwell Friends School

St. Ann's Catholic Church

Georgetown University


St. Stephens/St. Agnes School

Embassy of Peru

Piano Tuning Services

Schaeffer's Piano Company has a complete, professional tuning department. We employ only the best and most experienced piano tuning technicians. They are skilled not only in the mechanics of precise piano tuning, but also in taking special care when working on your valuable musical instrument.

The modern piano is designed to be tuned to an A-440 pitch; this is considered to be the international standard. Our piano tuning technicians will ensure that your instrument remains true to this pitch.


Good piano maintenance is very important. A piano should be tuned regularly to keep it in proper playing condition. We recommend tuning your piano two times per year. Changes in temperature and humidity can greatly affect the tuning quality of your piano, so it is best to maintain consistent climatic conditions in your home. If possible, place your piano near or along an inside wall and keep it away from heating vents and exposure to direct sunlight. Should you have questions about piano placement or temperature and humidity recommendations, please ask your Schaeffer piano tuner.



Schaeffer's Piano Company tunes pianos located in Maryland, Northern Virginia & the Washington, D.C. area.

We are based in Rockville, 

located in Montgomery

County, Maryland.

Celebrating 50 Years Of Piano Tuning

Rick Schaeffer

Historic tuning tools on display

Piano Moving

Schaeffer's Piano Company has a complete in-house piano moving department. Each of our movers and drivers has been personally trained by Frederick Schaeffer to guarantee safe and efficient transport and handling of your musical instrument.


Our piano movers are experts in properly loading pianos of all types on a truck, padding and securing pianos, driving safely, and unloading pianos of all types. Our piano movers are also fully trained in the assembly and appropriate placement of your piano in your home. They are experts in the care of piano parts and pieces and will ensure that your instrument is assembled properly and without damage.


Did you know that not all locations in a home are suitable for piano placement? Consult with our piano moving experts to ensure that your beautiful instrument will remain in good repair over the long term, and will not experience the tuning irregularities, slowly warping wood, or other problems that go along with inappropriate placement.


Call 301-424-1144 for more information or to schedule a moving appointment. We move all types of pianos, including new pianos, spinets, uprights, and grand pianos.

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