Welcome to Anne Acker Early Keyboards

(formerly Anne Beetem Harpsichords & Historic Piano)

Anne Acker 2005 Custom Instrument

If it has to do with harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos, or antique pianos, I probably do it. Stringed keyboard instruments are my passion and my world. In addition to my hands on work, I am a dedicated player, researcher, writer and lecturer. Research, performance, building and repairs all come together to inform one another. Each instrument has to rise to my playing and historic standards.

Whether you would like to acquire an instrument, new, used, or antique, or restore, repair or decorate one you already have, get an appraisal or evaluation, schedule a tuning or concert services, I am happy to be of service.

My territory ranges from Maine to Miami with regular visits to Georgia, North Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Maryland, Manhattan, New York, Philadelphia, and special trips into the midwest and Canada. In addition to working in my workshops in Savannah, Georgia or Montrose, Pennsylvania, (just a few hours out of Philadelphia, Washington, DC and New York City), I hit the road many times during the year stopping to work on or evaluate instruments, as well as pick up or deliver.

I work at keeping myself current in the field by being involved with professional organizations of musicologists, builders, piano technicians and museum curators.

My clients range from private individuals, collectors, professional musicians and amateurs, as well as churches, performing groups, universities, historic homes and museums.

Here’s what Anne Acker Early Keyboard Instruments can do for you:

Sales of new or pre-owned instruments

Custom Instruments and Decoration: either new or using your existing ugly duckling.

Performances, Lectures and Presentations

Private or Concert Rentals: Transportation, Maintenance and Tuning packages available

Service: build new instruments, antique piano restorations, kit completion, tunings, repairs, complete harpsichord restorations, maintenance, evaluations, appraisals, rescaling, research, rebuilds, the near impossible! Sow’s ears to silk purses our specialty.

• The highest quality early keyboard instrument kits from The Paris Workshop.

To contact Anne about harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos or antique pianos, rentals, appraisals, research, performances, or lectures:

email: a.acker@comcast.net
phone: 912-704-3048