My workshop provides historically based finished harpsichords, clavichords and fortepianos.
Please note: As of May 2, 2014, with a few exceptions, I will only accept new clients for minor repair and maintenance whose instruments were made from Zuckermann or D. Jacques Way sources with modern brown Delrin or wooden jacks. I am mostly retired now but you can still purchase new finished intruments through my shop. I no longer have instruments for concert rentals. See my shop news page for other instruments available for concert rentals.
Please see my "Shop News" page to see the last harpsichord I will ever personally build. It's for sale too.
My clients here in the arid Western United States including the Aspen Music Festival and Institute, BYU, Northern Arizona University, Denver School of the Arts and the University of Northern Colorado have the advantage of purchasing an instrument made from wood that has properly air dried for many years. Soundboards are built and installed in a climate controlled room taylored to your own environment. This insures stability of tuning and lessens the need for frequent adjustments to the action. You won't need to create a climate controlled music room just for your harpsichord. We've already done that for you.
Our instruments use superbly designed Zuckermann action parts that have set the standard of reliability and efficiency for decades and will be available indefinitely. You won't be stranded without replacement parts in years to come.
Over the past twenty-nine years I have built nearly fifty early keyboard instruments. You may choose from several instruments including the French double harpsichord, Flemish single and double harpsichords, two Italian harpsichords and three clavichords.
A finely crafted instrument is easier and more inviting to play. It allows you to be more involved with the uniqueness of early music performed on the type of instruments on which it was composed and to enjoy the varied and fascinating tunings of those times.
Please call ahead during regular business hours for an appointment.
If you have a cold or flu please reschedule.