As the owner of Artist Pianos, I hope your visit with us is fun and relaxed and that you enjoy being served by our professional and courteous staff. Representing STEINWAY & SONS is truly a dream come true for me, personally, because they are the finest pianos in the world and we have always strived to provide the best possible service to our customers. Our management team, Paul Jennings and Scott Schroeter, each have over 25 years experience serving every facet of the piano business. They take pride in their work and you can count on them to give you honest advice, with no pressure to purchase until you are confident, comfortable and ready. Enjoy your visit and please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your experience with us.
Jo Beth is proud to be one of the few women sole proprietors of piano stores in the country. Her business philosophy is simple: Treat every customer like a treasured guest in your home, and make certain that they leave happy. Jo Beth was recently recognized as a Steinway Premiere Dealer. Over the course of her career, she received the Yamaha Touchstone Award for excellence in customer service for 10 consecutive years and the Yamaha VIP Dealer award for overall excellence …more
Scott has served as Technical Service Manager for all Artist Pianos locations since 1997 and as Manager of the Syracuse store since 2009. He received technical training from the Manhattan School of Music and later performed piano preparation for Baldwin's Concert and Artist Division in New York City. Scott holds some of the highest credentials in his field, having attended C. F. Theodore Steinway Academy as well as Yamaha University technical training. Scott is …more
Alex joined our technical service staff in 2014, performing new piano preparation, tuning, regulation, and action restoration. In addition to his private tuning clientele, he services the inventory for schools like SUNY Cortland. An accomplished bassist, Alex holds a degree in music from Onondaga Community College and performs regularly at area music venues. His keen musical ear and attention to detail makes him a valuable asset to Artist Pianos and an excellent …more
A musician since 1984 and twice nominated for a local music award, Brian is a songwriter, guitarist, lyricist and arranger. With over a decade of electronics repair experience, Brian has transposed his repair skills to piano technology, preparation, maintenance and repair. A long-time friend and band mate of Scott Schroeter, he is a welcome addition to the Artist Pianos family.
In his long career Kenneth has been fortunate to tune for some famous musicians including Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Donnie Milsap, Don Henley, the Eagles, Barry Manilow, and many more. Kenneth graduated with two diplomas: a New York State Regents diploma and a Piano Tuning Certificate from the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia, New York. He has been a Craftsman member of the Piano Technicians Guild since 1967, and he was one of the Guild's original Certified …more
Lana received her degree in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from the Moscow State Conservatory (P.I. Tchaikovsky) and was given highest honors qualifying her as an Education Specialist. A recipient of the STEINWAY TOP TEACHER designation, Lana is a member of the Central New York Association of Music Teachers and Teachers of Young Students in Syracuse (TOYSS). Her creative and versatile teaching process, using the latest materials and …more
John Spradling is a collaborative and solo pianist from St. Louis, MO, who has taught piano lessons in Syracuse since 1997. He has one of the most successful private piano studios in CNY, teaching beginners, amateurs, adults, and aspiring young artists. His students have been recipients of scholarships at many conservatories and universities, and have won first prizes in every competition in Central New York and the surrounding regions. Mr. Spradling studied at Indiana University, the Vienna …more
Joe specializes in teaching piano, strictly to adults. He has more than 30 years teaching at all levels. Drawing on his experience as a professional musician, he has developed unique teaching materials and methods that enable his students to play any style of popular music from Broadway to Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues and Gospel. His enormous music library insures that his students can play their favorite songs, while learning the fundamentals of theory and technique every …more
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Lee (Jim) Vatter on April 24, 2021. Jim has been teaching at Artist Pianos, East Syracuse for almost 30 years. He will be greatly missed by all of us--his Artist Pianos family, his students and the teaching community. Jim's contributions to the piano teaching community are too numerous to list. Jim's presence contributed so much to our daily lives at the store. He was kind, loyal, energetic, positive …more
Sybil Marie Delux, our beloved store kitty, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022. Sybil made her home at Artist Pianos from the time she was a tiny kitten. She was found abandoned in our dumpster area. We took her in, and simply could not let her leave. For the 22 years she lived in the piano store, she was very much loved by a wide variety of people including the staff, students, teachers and visitors. We will miss her.
Sybil lived to an advanced …more