|Willis Snyder began in the piano service and
repair business in 1955. He provided tuning and repairs of
all makes of pianos as well as player piano restoration
work. By the mid sixties he began rebuilding pianos,
including soundboard repair, new tuning pinblocks,
restringing and action repair. In 1969 he acquired the
knowledge to build and install new sounding boards for
pianos. In 1969 he and his wife Kathryn, built a new shop
where the business continues today to provide the highest
quality grand piano rebuilding work available. Willis also
taught piano repair at numerous seminars around the country
for over thirty-five years.
David graduated from Drexel University in 1975 with a degree
in Commerce and Engineering. He joined the business and
became a full partner with in five years. In 1980, David
began to assist Willis in teaching at seminars. Willis and
David developed innovative classes and taught together at
many seminars. David continues to teach at seminars today,
but on a more limited schedule as the demands of the
business have grown.
||Miriam, David's wife, began working part
time in the business twenty years ago while raising their
children. She began working full time in 2001.
Dave & Miriam's son, Mike
Snyder, joined the firm in January 2008, becoming the third
generation to work in the Snyder family piano business.
retired in 2004 leaving the business in the hands of David
and his wife Miriam. They continue the business adhering to
the high standards that Willis first set and to which David
later re-enforced and built upon.
Snyder's Piano Service, Inc. provides the highest quality
piano rebuilding available today. They are not associated in
any way with any manufacturer or piano dealer. Methods used
by them were developed over a period of 50 years, gleaning
knowledge from manufacturers, other piano technicians,
available literature, and through our own experience working
on various pianos. The result is a sound and performance
level comparable to the best pianos from the golden era of
the piano in the first half of the 1900's. They use the best
parts and materials available. They do not cut corners to
save costs. Their operation is not a high production set-up;
they focus on providing high quality, custom piano
rebuilding work for clients that also have high standards.