Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

New PianoSD Vision

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 is starting a new chapter.  We are embarking on a new direction to promote every aspect of keyboard instruments.  Today you will hear the opening podcast that is the first of several to come.  These podcasts are designed to help increase interest in keyboards.

Through cooperation with Troy Rawlings and the team that make up LA Radio Now we going to promote the keyboard instrument industry.  Whether its the piano, digital piano, harpsichord or the mighty pipe organ we will be introducing manufacturers, performers, teachers, technicians and all aspects of our industry.

In the coming months you will learn some amazing things about our industry that possibly you never knew.  We are a globally intertwined industry today.  I believe it will  be very interesting how each and every part of our business from top to bottom is related to each other.

The piano business has had its challenges over the past few years, the organ business has been decimated and so many various parts of our industry have faltered.  There are more bright lights and opportunities out there now there than ever before and many more bright lights in our future.

New Tools

There are many new tools available  today and we are going to implement as many promotional opportunities as possible.  The podcast is just the beginning.  In the coming weeks and months you will see more podcasts.  Additionally, you will see streaming video soon and the implementation of live events.

Globally there are many exciting events.  In Europe there are classical concerts the are not only rare but also the instruments that are used haven’t been heard for hundreds of years.  In Korea there is KPOP which utilizes digital pianos, in Italy there are pipe organ concerts and the list goes on.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that is going to become your “go to” site for everything keyboard related.

I hope you enjoy the new site and that you will come back often to see what is new  AND invite your friends.

Interview with Ann Marie Kurrasch

Sunday, June 17th, 2012


I had the nicest interview with Ann Marie Kurrasch this week that I wanted to share with you.  Ann Marie is such a nice lady and also quite talented.  The interview only tells you a small portion of her talents and what she has accomplished.

Ann Marie Kurrasch

I took a look at some of her             (more…)

Powerful Influences – Teachers

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Today’s podcast is about influential people in our musical journey.  I also covered the passing of Whitney Houston and my own personal experiences as a student when I was first learning to play.

I hope you enjoy.

Ric Overton /

Piano Social Directory First Podcast

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Today’s broadcast is the first podcast that we have done.  I am discussing the new website at and what the future holds.

I hope you enjoy this very first podcast and please go to and sign up for new updates.

Ric Overton

The Past Month

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The past month I have been out of touch for the blog.  We have been making many changes, one of which is going to be released by the end of the month.

I have long been concerned about the fact that shopping for pianos can be rather difficult when you are not sure what you are doing.  You’re not sure if there are questions that should be asked, if you are asking the wrong questions, the right questions, or if there is something thatis missing.

I have watched many customers that are not sure what to ask, get in a lot of trouble because they forgot the right questions or asked all together the wrong questions.  Searching for a piano can be exhausting to the person who knows nothing at all.

Searching for a teacher, tuner, technician, artist or any other thing in the piano business can be difficult at times.  In the age that we live in it is usually about electronic gadgets or cars that are all over blogs but, finding piano information can be challenging at very best.

Next month PianoSD is planning on a complete overhaul that will hopefully take the guess work out of buying a piano anywhere in the U.S.  finding a teacher in Los Angeles, or a tuner in San Francisco, perhaps you need to know more information about pianos in Sacramento I hope to help put the end of quess work for you.

As we move forward I would like to tell you how excited I am to now be handling all of the social media and internet marketing for Brodmann pianos in the U.S.  We have been talking about this for about 7 months and finally landed the contract in July.  As you know I am managing the Piano Outlet in Nipomo, Ca.  We are a part of a much larger branch in Oxnard.  i have been so happy with the area and what it has to offer. So if you are up in the San Luis Obis

Its a couple of day before Christmas

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I have taken a few days off but, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate some of the kind words I have gotten from many of you regarding our store, the website and the Monday Broadcasts.  Monday night was so much fun.  We had a couple of people in the studio audience and Daniel Jackson did such a great job.

Mostly, I wanted to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas.  This is a very special time of the year for me.  First of all I believe in the real reason for Christmas.  I enjoy hearing stories from friends about how they spend their holiday.  I REALLY enjoy watching the kids at the mall stand in line to talk to Santa.  Its a time for family and friends to exchange kind words and gifts and perhaps a few minutes of quality time together.  I also happen to really DIG Christmas music.

I hope this year you are able to create special memories or perhaps just pick up the phone to wish an old friend a Merry Christmas.

Please drop by and say hello sometime I would love to meet all of you and lastly



TV Show

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The television show on Monday nights at 7:00 has been so much fun.  We have had some freat guests such as Mike McGuire, Marko Paul, Tracy Lovley and Rosemary Bailey.  Last night we had Katie Kat and WOW we had such a great time.  She has a great personality and great voice.  It as a very smooth interview.

Next Monday night we are having Greg Watson and his “entourage”.  I am looking forward to the boadcast next week.

You can find the broadcast by going to and clicking on the link on the bottom right hand side that says “Watch our Latest Video” and follow the link.

Drop by and say hello sometime we would love to meet you.

Ric Overton

PianoSD TV Network in Prime Time

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I AM SO EXCITED.  We started broadcasting live from PianoSD in Mission Valley in San Diego, Ca. this week.  We put on a 30 minute show (actually the 2nd the first was a test) with Ric Overton and Mike McGuire last night.  We talked about our lives in music and what was going on here at PianoSD.  We have had so many great comments and really appreciate it.

If  you would like to see us all you have to do is type in  USTREAM.TV in your web browser (.tv is not .com so be sure to type in only  Once the home page opens up use the search engine and type in PianoSD.  It will take you directly to our videos.  I hope you enjoy them.

Next week we are going to have Rosemary Bailey.  I am sure most of you will recognize the name as an accomplished and well traveled musician.  She and I will be on at 7:00 Monday night.

If all of the instructions are confusing simply go to our website and click on the “See us on Live TV” link.  Or simply follow this link to see it now.

Now you have a chance to see our faces, we are at a disadvantage.  To correct this drop by and let us see you face and say hello.  We would really like to meet you.


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