Gist Piano Center
News and Events at Gist Piano Center

For Immediate Release

January 1, 2012

Contact: Heather Hamilton, Director of Education
Telephone: (859) 254-8492 x400
Cell Phone: (309) 230-1408


LOUISVILLE, KY., Jan. 1 – Now celebrating 40 years of service to the Kentucky musical community, Gist Piano Center has released a new You Tube video featuring Chris Doane, Dean of the University of Louisville’s School of Music. With this third installment in Gist’s “A History of Service” series, Ron Gist discusses how Gist Piano Center’s mission of service to the Kentucky Music Community has impacted Louisville’s premier music school.

“One of the things that I think Gist Piano Center has brought to our community has been a real sense of partnership with local musicians, educational institutions, and professional arts organizations,” said Chris Doane. “Without that kind of long-term cooperation, our musical culture couldn’t survive.”

“Being ‘Mr. Steinway’ in your community doesn’t mean you sit in the front row in a chrome suit and crow,” said Ron Gist. “For 40 years now, we’ve been where we belong - backstage making sure things are right.”

The new video will premiere on the Gist YouTube Channel at on Sunday, January 1. New videos will appear every two weeks throughout December and January as Gist completes its “A History of Service” series – celebrating Gist Piano Center’s 40th Anniversary.

“We want to acknowledge the role our relationship with these folks played in shaping our business model,” said John Gist, President and son of Company Founder, Ron Gist. “The ‘History of Service’ videos will feature rare interviews with the heads of these organizations and even a nostalgic word or two from my dad.”

# # #

GIST PIANO CENTER began in 1971 as a small piano repair shop on Preston Highway in Louisville. Today, Gist Piano Center is Kentucky’s only local, family-owned, full-service piano firm and the area’s only authorized Steinway & Sons representative. A full refinishing, repair, and rebuilding service center, Gist services nearly 4000 Kentuckiana pianos per year. Gist is also the exclusive piano service provider for such iconic organizations as the Kentucky Center, the University of Louisville, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Gist also provides recital facilities and a full print music department to educators across Kentucky and online at Kentucky residents are invited to share their Gist stories on Gist’s Official Facebook page at

Back to Top

Sign Up for Piano Monthly

The Gist Piano Blog