About Lee Morton

We are sad to announce that Lee Morton passed away on June 30, 2017. Lee Morton Pianos is in the process of closing. Thank you for your understanding.

  Lee Morton was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1939 and
raised in Branford, Conn. Lee began piano lessons at age 7, after
exhibiting great fascination with his grandmother's 1907 Steinway upright.
Piano lessons continued through high school with many interruptions for
track, basketball and baseball. After high school, Lee studied English and
Philosophy at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine and received a B.A. in

  After travels in Europe and Hawaii, Lee returned to school and music
studies at NYU and the Julliard School of Music in New York. While still
attending school, Lee established a piano and harpsichord service and
repair business in 1968. In 1970 he relocated to New Hampshire and
apprenticed to Philip Belt building fortepianos and harpsichords.

About the Shop

  In 1974 Lee moved into a 1810 farmhouse and barn in picturesque
North Sandwich, NH and established Lee Morton Pianos, a fully equipped piano
restoration workshop. Vintage pianos, of which there are over 100 on site,
receive new pinblock and strings, soundboard repair and replacement, case
refinishing and repair, complete action rebuilding, etc. All the work is
custom work, according to what each piano requires to restore it to its
original glory.
  Lee Morton Pianos is known for its meticulous work on vintage
Steinway grands and uprights. They are especially proud of their work on
some of the other great names from the golden era of pianos, such as Mason
and Hamlin and Chickering. It's worth a visit if you're in New England.
Home Tour of the Shop  Client List Some Photos of Finished Pianos