About Leonard Z
Get to know Leonard Z
My name is Leonard Zapf and I am a Brass Instrument Repair Specialist for Music &
Arts in Horsham, PA. I am very eager to serve the Tri-state area community and look
forward to providing repair & maintenance services for your instruments and students.
Please contact me if I can be of any service.
Leonard has been specializing in brass instrument repair for forty years. Let me tell you how it
all started. His great-uncle started a music store in Bayreuth Germany in 1901. He believed that
the draw of American prosperity led him and his sons to open Zapf’s Music Store in
Philadelphia in 1928. As it happened, his father Leonard Zapf was asked to help out with the store,
so in 1938 at age 15 he came from Germany to help out with the store, repairing instruments.
With his father’s tutelage, he also started to work full-time at Zapf‘s music store in repairs in
1979, after 10 years of trumpet lessons with Sigmund Hering. He had been working at Zapf‘s
until they sold the business to Music & Arts in 2000. He continues working with Music and Arts
at the Horsham repair shop at this present time, practicing his craft. He has also attended many
NAPBIRT conferences to hone his skills