Schoppert's Piano Gallery partners with Bob's Piano Service to help with all of your piano service and moving needs:
- Piano Moving
Meet the Bob's Piano Service team:
Ben Watkins, RPT
Ben graduated from Western Iowa Technical College in 1984, with a degree in piano technology, he went on to apprentice for Bob Schoppert in Sioux Falls and the Aspen Music Festival. In 1986 he moved to Southern California, where he was a registered piano technician (RPT) for American Piano Service. In 1991 he moved back to Sioux Falls and became a partner in Bob's Piano Service. Ben is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technician's Guild.
Anita Watkins, office manager for Bob's Piano Service for 20 years. She is married to Ben Watkins, an owner of Bob's Piano Service and they have three daughters. They reside in Sioux Falls.
Scott Rogers, RPT
Scott Rogers grew up in Rock Island, IL. After completing his initial training in piano technology under Frank Chairello and Doug Neal at Western Iowa Tech in 1982, he passed his RPT exams and began his career as a piano technician in the Sioux Falls area, working with Bob Schoppert. During this time, Scott was a staff technician at the Aspen Music Festival. After working in Green Bay, WI for five years he returned to Sioux Falls in 1990, taking over Bob’s Piano Service with Bob’s son, R. Scott, and Ben Watkins.
Rogers is a RPT in the Piano Technicians Guild, and is a licensed Precision Touch Design installer, in addition to working on PianoDisc player piano systems.