Artistic Piano Gallery was originally born as the concept of a veteran professional symphony orchestra musician. After four years of schooling at the University of Southern California (USC) conservatory of music and 12 years of playing in the New Orleans Symphony as a full time musician, Eric Werner began to envision a new career path based on his wonderful love and fascination with music.
Eric's venture was launched as Artistic Piano when he passed a series of strenuous examinations and obtained the certification of RPT (Registered Piano Technician) awarded by the national Piano Technicians Guild. Eric went on to receive high level training at the Yamaha and Fazioli piano factories, and has been the official piano technician at Britt Festivals for many years, as well as the Craterian Theater and many other institutions.
Artistic Piano has continued to evolve and grow in order to meet the musical needs of our Southern Oregon community. We are proud to be the authorized dealer of Yamaha pianos for our area, and also focus on maintaining a selection of vintage Steinway pianos along with more affordable used piano options.
In recent years we have expanded to become the authorized dealer for Yamaha brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments as well as Eastman stringed instruments. We maintain a selection of entry level and intermediate brasswinds and stringed instruments for sale, rent, and rent to own. Along with our growing band & orchestra department we also offer accessories and repair services, as well as a sheet music department.
The core of our mission at Artistic Piano is to provide excellent musical instruments, accompanied by excellent customer service, in a professional and friendly environment that celebrates music and the joy of music making. We look forward to serving you!
Graduation photo from Fazioli advanced training course, Sacile, Italy.
Left to right: Claudio Valent (head technician, Fazioli), Rick Baldassin (Fazioli technical rep, USA), Eric, Paolo Fazioli.