“Al Schaeffer knows everything there is to know about pianos. When he finishes tuning my old Steinway it sounds like it belongs in a concert hall. I’ve had many piano tuners and he’s by far the best.” —Steve, Washington, D.C
“I consider Al Schaeffer’s yearly tune-up service to be like a visit from a fond member of the family. For nearly 34 years, he has conscientiously, accurately, efficiently and inexpensively tuned and made necessary repairs for my two baby grands. My grown children tell me they still miss Al’s visits and particularly his ability to recreate the voices of a broad range of Disney’s cartoon characters. While that talent might not relate to his piano tuning skills, it does help explain the sense of care he provides his customers. —Law professor, Catholic University Law School
“Al Schaeffer makes my piano sing.”
—Betty, Bethesda, Maryland
"Al Schaefer has been our piano tuner for a number of years. Along with being a fine tuner, he is very knowledgeable about the piano as an instrument, with an ability to detect specific issues needing attention as well as providing dependable and reliable service. We would highly recommend him." —Anne, Maryland
“We bought our Steinway 29 years ago and ever since then Al Schaeffer has been making an annual visit to our home to tune and maintain the piano. He’s always been prompt, personable, and helpful. He can tell you interesting things about pianos and he can help you find a piano teacher if you’re looking. We look forward to his annual visit". —Jean and Jack, Bethesda, Maryland
“Al Schaeffer has tuned my Steinway grand piano for more than 20 years, in three different houses. He came at the scheduled time, tuned my piano beautifully, and gave me advice about its general care. He is unfailingly polite and pleasant. My 120-year-old piano has a beautiful tone and action and he has maintained it in spite of the challenges presented by the houses where I have lived. I made modifications based on his recommendations and I am completely pleased with the results. My very old piano is a beautiful musical instrument thanks to the care from Mr. Schaeffer.”
—Carolyn, Gaithersburg, Maryland
I have had Al Schaeffer come to my house and caringly and professionally keep my precious piano in tune and in good shape for the last fifteen or twenty years. He is most reliable and I would recommend him to anyone who has a piano that they care about. My piano teacher of 5 years is one of his greatest advocates. —Diana Cashen
“A family heirloom, our 1930 Grotrian-Steinweg baby grand piano was in need of a major overhaul in 1982. Al Schaeffer impressed us when he explained what needed to be done, and thirty years later he is still the man. We look forward to seeing him twice a year, as does our piano that he calls “the grand old lady.” It and we are in the good hands of a man who loves his work. You can’t ask for more.” —Kathie and Walt, McLean, Virginia
“For 30 years, from an old Knabe to a new Steinway, Al Schaeffer has tuned and looked after our pianos with steady skill. Al loves pianos and gives each instrument the care it needs to bring out and maintain its best qualities.” —Irv, Washington, D.C.
"Al Schaefer has been our piano tuner for a number of years. Along with being a fine tuner, he is very knowledgeable about the piano as an instrument, with an ability to detect specific issues needing attention as well as providing dependable and reliable service. We would highly recommend him."
I've been a client for many years and could not be more pleased with your meticulous tuning and your affable personality. It is a privilege to have someone of such caliber and experience keep my piano in tune twice a year. Plus, you make my dog feel special :-) —Barri Armitage
Al Schaeffer has kept our wonderful Steinway pianos in beautifully tuned condition for almost 30 years. His reliable, professional, skilled work has preserved their superb tone and action and kept both pianos in a condition consistent with their artistic heritage.
—Andrea and Tim Corcoran