Once, thirteen piano merchants graced Piano Row on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Today, only one survives from that historic era, occupying the handsome art deco store we built in 1937offering four floors of pianos.
Our Steinway Selection Center is home to the largest selection of New, Pre-Owned and Authentically Restored Steinway & Sons pianos on the East Coast. With over 50 Steinway and Steinway-designed pianos in our Steinway Selection Center, you are sure to find the perfect Steinway for your home or institution. We are the home of the largest selection of new, pre-owned and authentically restored Steinway & Sons pianos on the East Coast! You will not find a larger selection anywhere!
Additionally, we maintain the largest selection of concert pianos for schools and home pianists to select from. Typically, we have ten or more 7’ and larger new pianos from Steinway & Sons and Steinway’s Boston Performance Edition as well as a large number of previously owned pianos from Steinway & Sons, Yamaha and others.
The most informed, respected manufacturers have selected Jacobs Music as their exclusive representative in the region. There's no better reason to purchase your instrument from a Jacobs Music location.
Our flagship central Philadelphia location offers four floors of pianos, a recital hall and private piano lessons as well as the largest and most respected technical staff in the industry.
Maybe it's the fact that we were founded the same magical year as the Philadelphia Orchestra. Maybe the magic is that we're still family-owned. Whatever the reason, Jacobs Music has endured spectacularly, operated by the Rinaldi family with the same time-honored values on which the business was founded over 100 years ago.
Jacobs Music is more than a piano retailer. We take a leading role in the region's musical community, providing instruments and technical services for internationally renowned artists and music institutions, as well as supporting schools and individuals involved in musical performances and music education. Our Steinway Selection Center is home to the largest selection of New, Pre-Owned and Authentically Restored Steinway & Sons pianos on the East Coast. Our selection is second to none. With over 50 Steinway and Steinway-designed pianos in our Steinway Selection Center, located in our historic home at 1718 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, you are sure to find the perfect Steinway for your home or institution. Our Steinway experts work closely with the Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria, New York to be up to date with the latest Steinway pianos available. Also, we have the most skilled as well as the largest technical staff to ensure that the Steinway piano that you purchase from Jacobs will be well cared for, decades to come. No other piano retailer is as committed to servicing the hundreds of touring Steinway Artists as well as the piano for your home.
For over 40 years, Al C. Rinaldi was the visionary force and driving inspiration of the Jacobs Music Company, serving as chairman and CEO unitl the end of his life. As the exclusive regional representative for Steinway & Sons Pianos, Jacobs Music is one of the nation’s largest piano retailers. Established in 1900, Rinaldi and his family bought Jacobs Music in 1976 and have sustained its growth. His long-standing commitment to serve and support regional musical organizations and institutions continues today. The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly POPS, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, are but a few of the organizations that Jacobs supports.
Jacobs Music sponsors recitals, master classes, young artist competitions, and various seminars to spur musical achievement and appreciation. The company holds piano perform-a-thons, where young pianists have the opportunity to perform on Steinway pianos at prestigious local venues. Jacobs Music then donates the proceeds to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Ronald McDonald House, UNICEF and other charitable organizations. Every year, the Jacobs Music Award is given to outstanding graduating pianists at several area universities.
Today, Chris Rinaldi, President and Robert Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Service and Chief Operating Officer - are the principals of Jacobs Music. Together with Executive Vice-President, Gabrielle Kazze Rinaldi, Jacobs continues Al Rinaldi's tradition of actively supporting the region's musical artists, educators and institutions, and providing them and their students with the finest instruments from the world's most respected manufacturers. Chris Rinaldi serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Astral Artists. Robert Rinaldi serves on the board of the Bravura Orchestra, the School of Music Advisory Board for West Chester University and the Advancement Board of the Music School of Delaware. Gabrielle Kazze Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Cultural Partnerships and Concert & Artist Services has served as a board member of The Curtis Institute of Music Board of Overseers, Astral Artists, the Musical Fund Society, and currently serves on the Temple University Board of Visitors of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts and Play on Philly!, as well as other arts institutions and organizations.
Jacobs Music Company - Ephrata
1391 W Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Main: (717) 715-8888
Jacobs Music Company - Shrewsbury
555 Shrewsbury Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
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