Bill Boyce - Owner
William C. (Bill) Boyce was born and raised in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, Mr. Boyce learned firsthand from family and those in his tight-knit community there is only one way to conduct a business— ethically. Anything less is out of the question.
In 1945 Bill's uncle started a music store in Raleigh, NC and in 1959 he joined this music business as a salesperson. In 1962 a second store was opened in Durham, N.C. In 1968 Bill bought that store from his Uncle and named the business “Bill Boyce Music Center”. It was located in a strip shopping center in Durham, N.C.
In 1969 a 2nd location was opened in a mall in Burlington, N.C. Due to a change in merchandising, in 1976 the company name was changed to be "more about what we were known for (pianos)," thus the new name Piano Distributors.
As in all businesses, Piano Distributors had ups and downs, but after developing a "caboose" for outside selling, Piano Distributors prospered in a keyboard sales world. During his 56 years in the piano business, now with 14 locations in 4 states, Bill Boyce found success thru great product selection with very knowledgeable keyboard consultants and great customer service.
Sandy Boyce - Co-Owner
I started taking piano lessons at age 4 and was teaching young children to play by the time I was 16. I soon found my real passion was showing the parents how much fun they could have making music. I have worked in piano and organ stores all my life and even met my husband in his music store in North Carolina.
After we moved to Florida to slow down a little, I found I missed the interaction of the staff, customers and students so we opened a store in Sarasota and the rest is history!
Today, I enjoy working with Adults who attend beginner classes, concerts and workshops. I particularly like participating in the outside sales events showing new people how easy it is to play, making their dreams come true.
Frank Harvey - President
Frank Harvey was born in Ft Myers, Fl and began playing the piano at the age of 8. He and his wife Shelly have 2 children that were raised loving and making music.
Frank "grew up" around pianos and worked in a piano and organ store when he was still in high school. His love and excitement for pianos is obvious when he demonstrates pianos all across Florida. He spends much of his time meeting new customers and sharing his passion for making music both in and outside of Piano Distributors locations. You may see him soon in a city near you!
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Suzanne Mooney - Admin Assistant
Suzanne joined PD approximately 7 year ago as an Administrative Assistant and handles a variety of duties for the company. She performs a wide range of admin, and office support for Piano Distributors to facilitate the efficient operation of the company.
Tara Brandewie - Accounting
Tara Brandewie has worked at Piano Distributors since 2004 in our accounting department. She lives in Sarasota, Fl with her family and enjoys kayaking on the weekends.
Tara Kenyon - Advertising Director
Like many at Piano Distributors, music is the inspiration for Advertising Director, Tara Kenyon. How does a piano song affect you? Do you prefer to listen to or play a masterpiece? Music leads to higher creativity which has been a benefit to Tara for around three decades. Piano Distributors has been the perfect fit since 2007.
Jan Jepson - Accountant
Jan moved to Florida in the Spring of 2012 and joined Piano Distributors on the first of June of that year. Prior to moving to Florida, he was a CPA, practising in The Detroit area, specialising in small business accounting.
He is currently the Controller of the company and specializes in financial accounting and presentation, as well as providing personnel and other administrative activities. Jan, and his wife Kathy, live in Bradenton spending their time on home projects, spending time with their friends in the local University of Michigan Alumni club and herding their two cats.
A great Crew headed up by Dave Spires.
Dave Spires - Warehouse Manager
My name is Dave Spires and I am the Warehouse Manager at Piano Distributors. I am originally from Northern California and have made Southwest Florida my home. I enjoy old motorcycles ,boating, fishing and spending time with my family.
I have over 30 years of Sales, Rentals, Delivery and Warehouse experience. Making sure our customers are happy and satisfied with the instrument they
have purchased along with a quality delivery is my main focus.