James Reeder


Oral History Information

James Reeder is the piano technician who formed James Reeder Piano in Lansing, Michigan, as both a repair and retail business.  With a strong background in the restoration of pianos, Jim sought to hire top craftsmen to create the best service possible.  Among those he hired was his father, who had a background in woodworking.  As a retailer, Jim began as a Steinway dealer and over the years he became the authorized dealer for the Bluthner Piano as well as Mason & Hamlin Pianos.  His focus has always been to provide the best sound possible out of each piano and match those qualities up with the customer’s needs.  This attention to customer service has been a key element of his success and his own enjoyment in the work he does.