Baldwin Pianos has long been a trusted brand among pianists the world over. A staple of quality American manufacturing prowess, Baldwin attracted a wide range of artists during their heyday including Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, and Ray Charles. Atlantic Music Center was founded by onetime Baldwin concert pianist, Brian Gatchell, and we are proud to provide authentic pre-owned and rebuilt American-made Baldwins to our customers.
Baldwin Piano Technician
Keith formerly served as the head of Baldwin’s technical services and quality control at their home manufacturing plant in Arkansas prior to the discontinuation of U.S. production. He is an expert in his craft and brings many years of experience to our rebuilding shop. Keith is meticulous in his craft and ensures that every Baldwin piano sold meets rigid tone and regulation standards before being shown on our floor.
Brian Gatchell, president of Atlantic Music Center, is a classically trained concert artist and has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada with several recordings to his credit. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in piano performance and was professor of piano at Heidelberg College for 10 years. Brian has years of experience, knowledge, and understanding of the piano industry and has been a global wholesaler/retailer of fine pianos for over 25 years.
Keith served as the head of Baldwin’s technical services at their home manufacturing plant in Arkansas prior to the discontinuation of U.S. production. He is an expert with many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge for our aspiring technicians.
Clark Hale has been working as a full-time Piano Technician since 1980 and is trained in the rebuilding and refinishing pianos as well as installation of player systems. He has been to Piano Tuning & Repair Trade School and taken Yamaha, Baldwin, and PianoDisc tech classes.
Stoney Copelin is a master technician who has studied under techs from some of the best piano manufacturers worldwide, including Steingraeber & Sohne, Feurich, Kawai, Baldwin, and Wilh. Steinberg. Click here to visit his site.
Piano Technician & Logistics
Jesse Lewis handles all of our piano moving needs and helps with in-house piano repair and rebuilding. As a lifelong pianist, Jesse brings a special awareness to his work and ensures his team handles every piano with the utmost care.
One of the newest members of our team, Nick works in store performing piano regulation and technical services. He is also a valuable member of our piano moving crew and is progressing fast in all areas under the watchful eye of our expert technicians.
Player Piano Installs
As a longtime independent contractor, Larry is uniquely qualified to handle our player installs. He has installed dozens of player systems for many happy customers over the years while taking great care to minimize modifications to their priceless instruments.