Posts Tagged ‘NAMM’

Wolfgang Forster of August Forster Pianos 5/6/33 – 6/30/12

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Today, I want to celebrate the company and heritage of one of the most famous names in the world of fine pianos.  Wolfgang Forster.  Wolfgang passed away on June 30, 2012.

May 6, 1933 Wolfgang Forster was born into a very famous and important family inLobau,Germany which is located in East Germany moments away from Poland to the East and Czech Republic to the South.  The piano company that he owned and operated with his daughter Annekatrin, this fourth generation piano company is among the most prestigious names in the piano industry today.

Before you read the story below you might find interesting:

August Forster Story

History of August Forster Pianos


Friedrich August Forster  was (more…)

NAMM was great

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

We visited the NAMM show this past week in Anaheim and was taken back by the great news that business is trending up.  I went as a show of solidarity with the music industry as a whole and to let everyone know that I was still a vital part of what was going on even though we don’t have a store any longer.

Mostly, I visited new clients that could use our social media service that Max of Max Morgan Designs and I have come up with this past quarter.

It appears that now is the time for us to be doing what we have been doing together for a couple of years.  We have taken over the social media packages for a couple of dealers, a few artists and are working on finalizing a deal with at least a couple of international manufacturers that have product placement around the world.

We will be posting on their social media sites as well as doing their blogs for them on a regular basis about what is going on in their businesses and dealerships.  This is all very exciting for us and hope to see it continue to grow.  I will update you as soon as more information becomes available.

Stay tuned for the latest.

Lastly, I would like to welcome Seth Rye of as our latest addition to the Network.  Seth is a great organist and an all around super guy and very well respected throughout the industry as an accomplished musician. Drop by his website and let him know that I sent sent you.

Take care-Have a great week and Iwill see you soon.

Ric Overton of via

Scott Houston at

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Ric Overton and Emmy Award winning Scott Houston at in Mission Valley, San Diego Ca.

Yesterday was a blast with Scott Houston talking about the Play Piano in a Flash classes here at in Mission Valley, San Diego, Ca.

Scott was in town yesterday having done a presentation for NAMM to the Piano Manufacturers Association he asked to come and visit and he and I decided to make an event out of his time here.  He greeted customers and talked to them about the Play Piano in a Flash program and how much fun people are having across the country learning to play.  He emphasized the fun of  learning to play and how simple it is to learn to play piano when you are given the right set of instructions.

As many of you know we also do a Streaming show called Live@PianoSD which you can access through our new website and click on the icon Live@PianoSD .  Scott took the time yesterday to do this with me and it was great to have a small snipet about what he does on PBS every week.  Scott is a 4 time Emmy Award winner and is going into his 14th season with PBS teaching people all over the nation and internationally how to play the piano.

Scott’s love for our industry and his willingness to help manufacturers, retailers promote the music business is fantastic coupled with the drive he has to help average people discover thier dream of learning to play the piano is obvious in his exuberance.  I hope you get a chance to watch the show on Live@PianoSD as well as your local PBS station simply entitled, Scott Houston The Piano Guy or look for Play Piano In A Flash.

Drop by and see us sometime we would love to meet you.

Ric Overton

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