Portland business recognized for milestone of service to community, advancing music making –
Portland, OR – November, 4th, 2019 — Michelle’s Piano of Portland, OR is being recognized in Anaheim, California at The 2020 NAMM Show for the company’s 25 years of service to the music products industry. Presented annually, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.
“We’re honored to receive this special recognition” said Lotof Shatout, owner of Michelle’s Piano in Portland, Oregon.
“On behalf of all NAMM member companies, it is truly an honor to recognize Michelle’s Piano for their 25 years in service to both the music products industry and to their community,” noted Lamond. “Michelle’s Piano has demonstrated the perseverance and passion to stand the test of time, inspire countless others and create a more musical world for the benefit of all.”
The Milestone Awards are presented annually to industry leaders celebrating notable anniversaries during The NAMM Show, held during the month of January in Anaheim, California. The NAMM Show brings together over 115,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions, and network with peers from more than 139 countries and regions.
Michelle’s Piano is a leader in piano service and support in the Pacific Northwest. Check out their web site at www.michellespiano.com or call them at 503-295-1180
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,000 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Michelle’s Piano Company believes in the advancement of music and this is why partner with Conductor David Hattner and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. This is a ninety-one year tradition and organization which is listed as the oldest youth symphony in the United States! Currently this youth organization has about four hundred students in their various orchestras of all levels. We were privileged to host PYP for a fundraising event here at the store this past December. Kenny Regan and Kate Davis, PYP Alum’s, entertained and presented a compelling case as to why we should continue to support and fund the next generation of musicians. As well as current PYP symphony performers; Hannah Moon, Halie Borro and Fumiko Mizuno who delighted the audience with Bach and other classical pieces. This partnership with non-profit organizations like PYP benefits all on so many levels. The advancement of the arts in the community, helping to raise the necessary funds in helping to enrich the musical education of our children, and continuing to raise the imagination of the human mind through the sound of music. Michelle’s Piano Company owner and staff are committed to standing alongside organizations such as PYP in this endeavor.
Our new web site is live! We worked with Azunga to create a new web site that was easy to find new products, allows us to add new functionality to the site over time, and is scalable for the future. We’ve added a ton of new pianos (both new and pre-owned), updated many, many piano pictures, and updated our piano listings to now include piano videos! Now you can see and hear your favorite pianos from the comfort of your computer.
In addition to the new piano listings and the new web site management system we have a new events management system in place. Now you can see all the details about a new piano event in a list, on a calendar, or see a history of the previous events we’ve held. Our new event management system even allows our visitors to export the dates to their favorite calendar so that they never forget about that next big piano recital at Michelles. Keep a look out for new events in the future.