Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00pm: Whisperings Solo Piano Concert by Philip Wessley & Gary Girouard

Tuesday, July 15th
at 7:00pm
Whisperings Solo Piano Concert
Performed by Philip Wesley & Gary Girouard 
Hosted by American Piano Gallery
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Join award-winning pianists Gary Girouard and Philip Wesley for an enchanting evening of music and storytelling sure to relieve your workaday stress and invigorate your senses.

Philip Wesley


Philip Wesley’s music has been featured in radio, TV, film and print.  It can be found on many of today’s most popular platforms including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. His music continues to dominate his genre of ‘New Age’ music and reached #1 on the iTunes charts, The Top 100 on Amazon, Best Seller at CD Baby, and most recently #12 on the Billboard Charts (New Age Catalog Chart) Charting with ‘The Piano Guys’ and ‘Jim Brickman’. The music reviewer ‘Reviews New Age’ recently called Philip’s album ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ one of the “50 Greatest New Age Albums of All Time.”

Gary Girouard


One of today’s most dynamic solo piano artists and composers. Gary’s “The Naked Piano”has won two “Album of the Year” awards and is featured both domestically and internationally on radio, television, print and film.”We all deal with difficult times and are leading increasingly stressful lives,”comments Girouard”The Naked Piano is a simple response – highlighting a beautiful instrument in its most pure and natural form.”
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Seating is limited
Doors will open 30 minutes before the show
There will be a special giveaway drawing at the end of the show
CDs and Sheet Music will be available for sale
There will be a meet and greet with the artists before and after the show, and during intermission
Email garyg@nakedpiano.com with any questions

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Home of Steinway & Sons
11651 Parkside Dr.
Farragut, TN 37934


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Looking at a rebuilt Steinway? Read this.

Looking at a Rebuilt Steinway?

Read this…

Recently, we worked with a customer on the purchase of a new Steinway piano. This customer had purchased a “rebuilt” Steinway and got a great “deal.” Unfortunately the customer was taken advantage of by the rebuilder who was out of the area. The customer purchased a rebuilt Steinway & Sons Model A (6’2″). The rebuilder said the piano had Steinway parts and was at Steinway specifications and was “like new.”  The customer told me, ”I was lead to believe It was in perfect condition and the price was unbelievable, so I bought it.” After the piano was delivered the customer noticed the piano wasn’t playing the way they wanted so they called an independent technician not employed by our store. The technician inspected the piano and told the customer it was not worth the money to invest in this piano to have him go through it. There was simply too much wrong and it would be cost prohibitive to get this piano back to playing properly and that he should contact us as the local dealer to work with them on a new instrument. We then worked with the customer and found the appropriate instrument for the customer and they are now very happy. Unfortunately this happens many times in our industry. Some technicians/rebuilders take advantage of a customers lack of understanding and knowledge. The technician seems to be the expert because they rebuild pianos. They should be, however unfortunately many use their knowledge to take advantage of the average customer. If it seems too good to be true…it probably is. If you’re looking at a rebuilt Steinway be sure that the piano has certified Steinway parts and built by a qualified Steinway trained technician. You should be able to see this certificate in order to know for certain the parts they use are genuine Steinway parts so that the piano is a STEINWAY and not a “STEINWAS.” Your local Steinway dealer can also help you find out if the technician you are using is Steinway trained by communicating with the appropriate department at the Steinway Factory in New York.

If you are wanting an authentically rebuilt Steinway you should see your local Steinway dealer. They will be able to help you weed through the minutia of pianos to be sure you are getting what you’re paying for and getting the best value for your budget. You can also read more about used Steinway pianos and what to look for by visiting http://www.usedsteinwaypiano.com/

Below are some pictures of the customers “rebuilt” Steinway. Click on the pictures in order to see them larger:

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The Sterling Steinway Edition




When Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853, the standard hardware found on pianos was nickel — a trend that continued through the 1920s. In 1928, following design trends of the day, the hardware on the Steinway pianos was switched to brass, which has been the standard since. Now, Steinway & Sons offers a piano style that is both modern and throw-back–the Sterling Steinway. Featuring beautiful nickel hardware and a silver cast-iron plate, as well as a high-polish polyester finish, these stylish pianos combine the ultimate in modern design with the unmistakable Steinway Sound. Come in to the store to see, touch, and hear these exquisite works for art.

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Steinway Society: 4/6 3pm – Carson Newman

Steinway Society of Knoxville


Carson-Newman Student Showcase

              Save the Date: Sunday April 6 2014

          Time:  3:00 pm

                                            WHERE: American Piano Gallery Recital Hall

       11651 Parkside Dr

         Farragut, Tn. 37934

                    DO I HAVE TO OWN A PIANO: No…Come and enjoy music and fellowship around music!







Piano Student Showcase

Sunday, April 6, 2014

3:00 p.m


American Piano Gallery


Steinway Society of Knoxville presents Carson-Newman College,

a showcase performance of some of its finest music majors at Knoxville’s American Piano Gallery on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm. The program will include a variety of both solo and collaborative music

 The Music Department at Carson-Newman received a generous donation that was used to purchase 14 new Steinway & Boston pianos and to rebuild 4 others for enhanced teaching, performance, and practice. With the recent deliveries of new pianos from the American Piano Gallery, our students have been enjoying the benefits of this exciting investment.

Carson-Newman College is a private, four-year, Christian, coeducational liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students. Founded in 1851, it is affiliated with the Baptist denomination. The campus is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, between two lakes, and is located on the highest point in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman was recently ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The music department currently has 10 full-time faculty and approximately 90 music majors. Music majors may earn Bachelor of Music degrees in performance, church music, music education, music theory, or music with an outside field.

Come hear a sampling of Carson-Newman music students! The concert is free and open to the public.


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TN Tech Musical Showcase 3/2 @4pm

Department of Music Showcase Concert
Sunday, March 2nd at 3pm
3:00 pm

American Piano Gallery


American Piano Gallery is hosting Tennessee Tech Department of Music in a showcase concert. This is a great time to come and enjoy a variety of music from students and faculty. 


There will be professors and the Department Chair at the concert and will be able to answer questions about Tennessee Tech’s music program should you be looking at colleges!


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YPS Fundraiser Concert 2/22 7pm

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February 22 at 7pm
At American Piano Gallery

Yekwon Sunwoo
Wine Reception & Fundraiser
Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series

Please join us on Saturday, February 22, at 7:00 PM for a wine reception & fund raiser in support of the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series and for a sneak preview by award-winning pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, who performs a full concert on Sunday, February 23, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College.

This is an amazing opportunity to see a world class pianist right here in Knoxville. American Piano Gallery is honored to partner with the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series for this evening. Please come and hear some great music, enjoy some nice food and wine, and hear all about what the YPS does in our community!


YEKWON SUNOO: Winner of the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition and 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, the 24-year-old has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world. He made his debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition and performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Itzhak Perlman at Avery Fisher Hall in 2012 after winning the Juilliard Concerto Competition. Other awards include First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano Interlaken Classics. Mr. Sunwoo has studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School and is currently studying at the Mannes School of Music.

Click here to watch Sunwoo’s Preliminary Recital II at the 2013 Van Cliburn

In its 34-year history, the Young Pianist Series has brought to Knoxville nearly 100 award-winning pianists who are at the beginning of their careers. The organization depends totally on ticket sales and contributions from supporters. We invite you to learn more about the Series, to sample the quality of performance that it brings to Knoxville, and to make a donation at the door if you wish.


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Steinway Society: Pellissippi State 2/16 at 3pm

Knoxville’s Steinway Society


Pellissippi State School of Music

 Save the Date: Sunday February 16, 2014

Time:  3:00 pm

      WHERE: American Piano Gallery Recital Hall
11651 Parkside Dr. Farragut, Tn. 37934


                    DO I HAVE TO OWN A PIANO: No…Come and enjoy music and fellowship around music!


A Music Showcase

Sunday, February 16, 2014

3:00 p.m.

American Piano Gallery

 Come and enjoy

Knoxville’s Steinway Society’s


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A Conversation with Steinway’s new owner

A Conversation with John Paulson

On the eve of the closing on the purchase of Steinway Musical Instruments by Paulson & Company, Ben Niles, producer of the award-winning documentary about Steinway & Sons, “Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037,” sat down with John Paulson, founder of the investment management firm Paulson & Co.

Their short discussion allowed John to share some of his thoughts regarding Steinway Musical Instruments, the reasons he purchased the company and his plans for its future. He also provided assurances regarding the continuity of the quality that Steinway is world-renowned for, and that the world’s finest pianos would continue to be handcrafted in its Queens, New York and Hamburg, Germany factories.

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RELEASE: Paulson & Co Purchase Letter to Steinway

Paulson & Company Letter to Steinway


August 14, 2013
To the employees, dealers and partners of Steinway & Sons:
On behalf of Paulson & Co., I would like to introduce our firm and share our enthusiasm for our pending acquisition of Steinway Musical Instruments. We are excited to participate in the future of Steinway & Sons, renowned for producing the finest quality pianos in the world.

Paulson & Co. is an investment firm that manages approximately US$18 billion in assets and has offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Our investment team has experience in a variety of industries, including several relevant to Steinway: media and entertainment, consumer products, and retailing. We have successfully invested in both public and private companies that have executed global growth strategies centered around remarkable brands.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to invest in a business with the tradition for
excellence that Steinway enjoys. We will proudly support the company’s legacy as the
premier global piano manufacturer, a reputation earned with an uncompromising commitment to quality appreciated by the world’s most demanding pianists. Personally, I am the owner of three Steinway grand pianos ─ models M, O and B ─ and intend to add a fourth, a model B incorporating a factory-installed player piano system.

We intend to champion each of the attributes that make Steinway a unique company: its highly trained and skilled employees, perfected manufacturing processes, unwavering commitment to quality, revered global brand name, and dedication to partners, customers, artists and music lovers.

Paulson does not plan to close, relocate, or change any of the company’s manufacturing operations. We fully endorse management’s current strategy to grow in the company’s traditional markets as well as underpenetrated markets in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.

We look forward to a bright future as together we build upon the great legacy of
Steinway & Sons.
Sincerely yours,
John Paulson
Paulson & Co. Inc.
& CO.
Investment Management
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020Notice to Investors
The tender offer by affiliates of Paulson for the outstanding common stock of the Company referred to in this
letter has not yet commenced. This letter is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any
securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of Company common stock will be made pursuant to an
offer to purchase and related materials that Paulson intends to file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the “SEC”). At the time the tender offer is commenced, Paulson will file a Tender Offer
Statement on Schedule TO with the SEC, and thereafter the Company will file a Solicitation/Recommendation
Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. The Tender Offer Statement (including an Offer
to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation
Statement on Schedule 14D-9 will contain important information that should be read carefully and considered
before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. These materials will be sent free of charge to all
stockholders of the Company when available. In addition, all of these materials (and all other materials filed by
the Company with the SEC) will be available at no charge from the SEC through its website at www.sec.gov.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This letter contains forward-looking statements with respect to the tender offer and related transactions,
including the benefits expected from the acquisition and the expected timing of the completion of the
transaction. When used in this letter, the words “can,” “will,” “intends,” “expects,” “is expected,” similar
expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions that could ultimately prove
inaccurate, and are subject to a number of risk factors, including uncertainties regarding the timing of the
closing of the transaction, uncertainties as to the number of stockholders of the Company who may tender their
stock in the tender offer, the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant
approval for the consummation of the transaction, and general economic and business conditions. The
Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Risk factors that could cause actual results of the tender offer to differ
materially include the following: failure to obtain any regulatory approvals or satisfy conditions to the
transaction, the inability to obtain adequate financing, the risk that the Company’s businesses will suffer due to
uncertainty related to the transaction, the competitive environment in our industry and competitive responses to
the transaction as well as risk factors set forth above. Further information on factors that could affect the
Company’s financial results is provided in documents filed by the Company with the SEC, including the
Company’s recent filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
& CO.
Investment Management
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

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Steinway’s 160th Anniversary Celebration 3/10

Steinway Soceity of Knoxville
Steinway & Sons 160th Celebration!
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Steinway & Sons
160th Anniversary Event
160-logoYou Are Invited to The Steinway & Sons 160TH Anniversary Event

Sunday 3/10
Steinway Recital Hall
American Piano Gallery
Learn More and RSVP to this Special Event Now:


In celebration of Steinway’s 160th anniversary, join us for a special presentation of “The Secrets of Steinway” as well as a special performance by Knoxville Choral Society & Nashville International Piano Competition winner Carolyn Craig.


Knoxville Choral Society
Young Pianist Winner
Nashville International
Piano Competition Winner 


carolyn craig    

Carolyn Craig is a junior at West High School, where she is pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma. She began studying piano with Fay Adams eight years ago and currently studies with Fay Adams and David Brunell, both of whom are on the faculty at UT. Carolyn was the first place winner of the Tennessee Music Teachers’ Association (TMTA) Junior Piano Performance competition in both 2009 and 2010 and the TMTA Senior Piano Performance competition in 2012. Advancing to the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) Southern Division competition, she received Honorable Mention the first year and was named Alternate the second year. She was the keyboard winner of the Knoxville Choral Society’s Young Classical Musicians competition in 2011. As a concerto competition winner, she performed the Allegro from Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414 with the Oak Ridge Youth Symphony Orchestra (2010) and the Presto from the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25 with the Maryville College Community Orchestra (2011). She performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2011 as a 1st place winner in the American Protégé International Talent Competition. In October of 2011, she received the S.K. Ballal award in the Young Artists Competition at Tennessee Tech University. In 2012 she was the silver medal winner at the Nashville Steinway International Piano Competition. Carolyn also studies organ with Emeritus Prof. John Brock.
At West High, Carolyn is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Mock Trial team, and the German Club. She has also been active in musical theater at West, as Levi’s wife in West High’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Miss Dorothy Brown, Millie’s best friend, in West’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Carolyn attended the Governor’s School for the Sciences last summer and is currently in the Medical Explorations program at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. She is a junior volunteer at the UT Medical Center in the Cancer Institute.

Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Our special presentation of “The Secrets of Steinway” will show you everything about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship, which have established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest. We’ll also talk about the illustrious history of Steinway & Sons, which dates back to March 5, 1853 when the company was officially formed.

American Piano Gallery
11651 Parkside Dr. Farragut, TN 37934

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