Bob Schoppert first opened Bob's Piano Sales & Service in 1962 in Sioux Falls before relocating it to Boulder, Colorado. His son-in-law Don Gulbrandson is now the owner, after having directed the service & rebuilding department.

Bob spent time as a piano consultant at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, as well as at the Samick Piano Factory in Inchon, Korea, the University of Iowa and many other colleges and universities.

Bob was Chief Stage Concert Piano Technician at the Aspen Music Festival for 38 years. He was also responsible for hiring & overseeing tuning personnel who serviced nearly 200 pianos used by more than 100 professional faculty members, as well as some 1,000 music students from all parts of the world! He also taught many Piano Technology classes there. After the music festival season, Bob was in charge of selling the Steinway, Boston and Essex Pianos.

Bob was Director of Piano Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 15 years. He has a B.A. from Southern State College in South Dakota and holds a Masters Degree in Music from the University of South Dakota.

He played in the Army Band for two years while serving in Germany. He taught band, vocal music and stage band at several high schools for over 30 years.

Bob and his wife Joan have four children and ten grandchildren.

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