Mr. Pfannschmidt has extensive experience as a piano accompanist. For several years, he has served as the advanced violin accompanist for Suzuki Festivals for the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. He accompanies many studio recitals, as well as area competitions and festivals. He was the pianist for a 2012 performance of The Telephone by Giancarlo Menotti.
His principal piano teachers were Helen (Garvey) Jensen and Nancy Roldán. Additional studies on harpsichord were with Shirley Matthews.