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Piano Tuning and Repair in Chicago and Suburbs Since 1980

Chicago Piano Service offers piano tuning and repair service for Steinway & Sons pianos, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, Knabe, Yamaha, Kawai and most types of pianos. Our customers include individuals, students, musicians, professional organizations, churches, schools and insurance professionals. We tune, repair, appraise, rebuild, restore, refinish and service pianos in Chicago and Chicago suburbs.

Owner Biography

Jeffrey L. Cappelli

Jeffrey L. Cappelli was born and raised in the Chicago area. He attended Oak Park River Forest High School, where he was a repeat winner of the Concerto Competition and the recipient of the Frederick Chopin Outstanding Musician award. During that time he was also a repeat winner of the Society of American Musicians, Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Geneva competitions and a winner in the Steinway Piano competition. Jeff also received a scholarship from the MacDowell Artist Society of Oak Park. Prior to college, Jeffrey was a student of his parents, Dr. Amo and Nancy Cappelli of River Forest, Mr. Alex Joseffer of Chicago and Dr. Donald Isaac of Northwestern University.

Jeffrey attended Indiana University and was awarded both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance. There he studied with Dr. Karen Shaw and Michel Bloch. Jeffrey served as Associate Instructor (AI) of piano studies at both I.U. and IUPUI campuses during his graduate studies. He studied Piano Technology with Douglas Strong and Steven Shaver while a student at Indiana University.  Locally, Jeffrey has performed as soloist with the Oak Park and River Forest Symphony, at the Unity Temple, 19th Century Club, Cantigny concert series and in Benefit Concerts sponsored by the Cappelli Institute of Music for Ronald McDonald House, Northwestern University Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Center, Misericordia and St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Jeffrey began teaching privately in the Chicago area in 1980, and soon after founded the Cappelli Institute of Music at 1053 Lake Street in Oak Park where he is director. The Cappelli Institute of Music offers private music instruction for piano, vocal and instrumental studies.

Jeffrey is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) in the Piano Technicians Guild and currently serves as Program Chairman and as a Director of Education in the Chicago Chapter.

Jeff enjoys being fully involved in daily activities, piano tuning and repair services in Chicago and suburbs and is an aural tuner.  He has worked as a Chicago piano technician since 1980.

Jeffrey has participated on an education panel at Indiana University to discuss successful entrepreneurial pursuits and business development for music majors. Jeff  is Steinway Factory trained and has been a participant in Theodore Steinway Training Seminars at Steinway & Sons in New York.

Jeffrey takes great pride in his children including two sons and a daughter.