Steve Drasche comes from a long line of piano makers, including his great grandfather, 3 great uncles, his father, his father's cousin and one of his uncles.
And they ALL worked for Steinway & Sons! Although Steve left after 10 years to start his own company, the rest of the family members spent their entire
piano making careers there. Steve has been working on pianos since 1970 when, at 16 years old he learned about the various woods that went into the construction of a Steinway
piano. He then went on to a number of other jobs in the company but found his calling as a piano tuner in 1975. He worked at Steinway as a tuner in both the factory and at
Steinway Hall until 1984, while also working for Camillieri Pianos, AC Pianocraft and LaPiana Piano Sales. The amount of private clients began to soar, eventually reaching
over two thousand and Steve was kept very busy tuning and learning about piano keyboards and what it took to make that famous Steinway sound. In 2002 Steve opened a showroom
in Manhattan from which many pianos were sold, serviced and rebuilt. Then in 2007, Drasche Pianos merged with AC Pianocraft and moved to Long Island City, Queens.
We take our business relationships seriously. We want you to feel at ease when you are dealing with our company and therefore provide our excellent service and products in a professional, friendly and comfortable manner. Many of our clients have been with us since the 1970s and have recommended their friends and families since that time.
Piano restoration is not just a one man show. Just as in the medical profession there are piano specialists for the various technical actions performed during restoration. We have always sought to put together the best possible team of refinishers, stringers and soundboard technicians in order to compliment our action and tone department so that we can reproduce the look, sound and feel of the instruments we rebuild.
- Stephen Drasche, CEO