Jeff has been a piano technician for over 35 years and is a member of the Piano Technician’s Guild. As well as having attended the Steinway Technician’s School in New York, he has tuned for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., and many others. He is also a professional guitar player in the Palm Beach County area performing with “Flashback”, Jason Colaninno, and the First United Methodist Church Boca Raton praise band. Jeff attended Stetson University for business and Florida Atlantic University for Guitar Performance.
Sue came to work at Chafin Music in 2000 after working as office manager for local orthodontist, Dr. David Feuer, for 25 years. Jeff and Sue have been married for 42 years and both grew up in Lake Worth. They have two sons, Jesse and Chris, and a daughter-in-law Natalie Alvarez Chafin. Sue enjoys her family, gardening, their Australian Shepherds, and the beauty of nature.
Bill came to work at Chafin Music in 1994! He apprenticed under founding owner Paul Chafin before becoming our senior instrument repair technician. Bill is a member of NAPBIRT; an elite association for professional repair technicians. His many years of experience and knowledge makes him one of the best technicians in South Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Bill moved to South Florida in 1980 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. He is a professional player as a solo pianist. Outside of the store, Bill enjoys hockey, kayaking, and the great outdoors!
Nick came to work at Chafin Music in 2010 when he was only a sophomore in high school. As our brass repair technician, his elite knowledge of brass instruments is unparalleled. A musician since childhood, Nick is a professional trumpet player and a 3-year vet of the world class Carolina Crown & Bugle Corps. Born and raised in South Florida, Nick graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts before attending Palm Beach Atlantic University as a music education major. Currently, he is the technic specialist for Jupiter High School and Park Vista marching bands. Outside of the store, Nick enjoys his free time playing with the Nathan Skinner Music Group.
Charlie has been with Chafin Music for over 16 years! As our road rep, he travels to local schools and delivers supplies on a weekly basis. He specializes in instrument fittings and rentals of all band and orchestra instruments. Charlie is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. If you need books, instruments, or any supplies; Charlie can deliver them to your band room. Outside of the store, Charlie enjoys fishing and hiking in North Carolina.
Ben has been working at Chafin Music since 2009. As a band conductor and top area trumpet player, Ben is our elite school representative. He delivers to area school band directors on a weekly basis, assist them with products, and he works with their brass sections. In 2015, Ben founded Palm Beach Winds: a community based, professional wind ensemble. Outside of the store, Ben enjoys attending to his sons’ concerts and traveling with his wife Loretta. If you’re looking to better your trumpet skills, Ben is also available for private lessons.
Meghan started working in the sheet music department at Chafin Music in late 2018. She graduated from Park Vista High School in 2016, and is currently attending Palm Beach State College. Her love and knowledge for percussion and chorus has helped her teach students throughout Palm Beach County, in school and privately. In her free time, she manages social media for local bands and venues and loves listening to jazz.
Edwin is originally from Puerto Rico, and moved to Florida in late 2017. He has been a music lover since adolescence, learning how to play the drums, bass, and guitar, as well learning how to record and mix bands. He has traveled to Europe, the Caribbean and several US states playing with various bands, as well as assisting them as a sound technician. At Chafin Music, Edwin helps customers find the perfect instrument or accessory. Se habla espanol! Outside of work, Edwin enjoys spending time with family and his Pug, Cookie.
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When Paul Chafin opened Chafin Music in 1956, his vision was to bring the “gift of music” to all. Paul attended the University of Miami on a musical scholarship, joined the USAF, and played for the Airmen of Note. When he finished his military career, he moved to Lake Worth to raise a family and open Chafin Music Center. Paul was an accomplished jazz musician: he loved people, music, and performing. A memorial scholarship was founded in honor of Paul Chafin at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) to award deserving young musicians with a quality musical education. As the family continues the operation of the store, we continue to strive to keep Paul’s vision with us.