Norman Sheppard’s instruments use the natural materials and historical tunings that allow you to play the music of the renaissance, baroque, or classical periods as the composers intended.


Welcome To

Sheppard Keyboards

Norman Sheppard has spent 40+ years in Madison and the surrounding area tuning, repairing, and rebuilding pianos, and building fortepianos and harpsichords.

Contact him to give your piano the care and maintenance it needs to produce beautiful music in your home, or to discuss purchasing a hand-made harpsichord of exceptional clarity, value, and beauty.




Norman Sheppard builds harpsichords and fortepianos based on historical drawings from the 16-19th centuries. His instruments are featured in the recordings and performances of the Madison Bach Musicians and Trevor Stephenson.

To inquire about available instruments, or to order one, contact Norman at or (608)829-0944.



Tuning & Repair

Norman Sheppard has been tuning, rebuilding, and repairing keyboard instruments in Madison and throughout Dane County, Wisconsin, since 1975. He is a master technician that can keep your instrument tuned and working whether it is an antique or brand-new. Tuning fee is $98.