Nick began his career as a Piano Technician in 1986 after also completing ten years of classical piano study. After gaining experience tuning and preparing pianos for concert artists he qualified for membership in the Master Piano Technicians of America in 1992. Being in the classification of 'only by ear' tuner has enabled him to develop excellent voicing skills for the most consistent preparation benefiting all of the pianos he services.
Nick's first piano showroom served the Tampa Bay area for 12 years beginning in 1993. In 2005, an opportunity to purchase a facility along I-75 to serve Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Naples presented itself. This also made it possible to develop a business model which drastically reduced the high operating expense of retail piano stores, thereby allowing customers to obtain fine pianos at substantial savings, and still enjoy a high level of personal service. The location serving Tampa was sold to Dave's Piano Showroom.
Nick's way of doing business was embraced by piano buyers from Fort Myers & Naples who would drive an hour or more to the Venice location. Increasing sales made possible the purchase of a new location in Bonita Springs, FL between Fort Myers and Naples in 2011, which now serves as a destination for clients from Tampa to Miami and beyond. Nick has been established in Florida longer than most other piano dealers in Naples & Fort Myers and owns his location while also having the lowest overhead, and therefore can guarantee the lowest prices on some of the best quality pianos! In 2012 it was decided that the majority of Nick's customers would be served from the single location in Bonita Springs, FL where Nick also resides. The Venice location has been retained for warehouse space.
A Message From the Owner:
Having helped thousands of satisfied customers over the years, I can also help you to find the piano of your dreams! Since I am a pianist and piano technician, you will experience a different shopping experience that will make you more informed, and thoroughly delighted. Buying a piano should be a wonderful experience but is sometimes confusing. I always advise my customers to take the time to learn something about pianos - what differences there are and how to compare and evaluate them without making prior assumptions. I am also pleased to answer all of your piano questions.
A knowledgeable customer is more likely to choose an instrument that is right for their purposes and to be pleased with their choice for the long term. I enjoy taking the time to explain piano design and construction, and to show how it bears on the sound and the feel of a piano as well as on its longevity. After all, a piano is likely to be a part of your life and your home for a long time so I consider it to be my responsibility to help you find the piano that is right for you.
Finally, although a piano may be a once in a lifetime purchase, I have found in over 20 years of business that it can be the start of a relationship that lasts years, even decades with customers. It is very rewarding to see how the piano enriches the lives of my customers long term. Whatever my involvement before, during, and after the sale - even for customers I may not actually meet - I will make sure to add lasting value to your selection through proper preparation and ongoing service, to ensure your complete satisfaction for many years. This is what I value the most.
Pianos at Nick's Piano Showroom
STEINWAY: Steinway does not actually make most of the pianos that they sell. Rather, they are made for Steinway by other companies in countries overseas. These other companies naturally make their own fine pianos, so you can actually get higher quality pianos for much less, and these pianos are sold at Nick's Piano Showroom. Most people visiting the Steinway dealer do not realize that only the grand pianos costing $63,100 or more are actually made by Steinway!