Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, president/owner of Kretzer Piano and founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, today announced that the well-known musical retailer, a cultural landmark in Palm Beach County for 33 years, will close its doors in a few months.
Located in the Promenade Shoppes at 240 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Kretzer Piano is the Exclusive Dealer for Yamaha Pianos and carries a wide assortment of top quality Vertical and Grand Pianos, Clavinova Digital Pianos, Avant Grand Hybrid Pianos, ENSPIRE Disklavier Pianos, Silent and TransAcoustic Pianos, both New and Used. Many brands will be represented at the sale. Pianos used at the Kravis Center, Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will be included in this very special event.
To make an appointment for a Private Viewing of the pianos on Thursday & Friday, February 8 & 9, before the sale is open to the public, please call Kretzer Piano at 561-743-1277. The Public Liquidation will take place on Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11.
While Kathi is closing Kretzer Piano, she is committed to maintaining the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation a 501 (c)(3), which she intends to strengthen and expand. The goal of the foundation is to make music lessons available for underprivileged children, provide performance opportunities for talented music students to entertain seniors and hospitalized children. Over the last year alone, the foundation has donated over 40 pianos and provided more than 3000 piano lessons. She and her husband – attorney Lee Sayler – will continue to live in Tequesta, where they enjoy traveling, boating, deep sea fishing, biking, playing the piano and spending more time with grandchildren.
In the middle of this huge Going Out of Business Sale, Kathi Kretzer-Sayler will be featured in a musical spectacular on Sunday, February 18, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
Ten Pianos, Ten World-Class Pianists
The Kravis Center will be the scene of a lavish and breathtaking display of 10 grand pianos on the stage at the same time, with 10 well-known pianists playing solos and several arrangements showcasing all 10 pianists playing together. Kathi will be recognized in the “Community Spotlight” of the show performing “All American Hometown Band” with 17 exceptional local pianists including Dr. Robin Arrigo, Ruo Balko, Sandra Baran, Steve Behrens, Sean Beirnes, Shawn Berry, David Crohan, Susan Dahlberg, Copeland Davis, Jan Fulford, Suzanne Jarvis, Cindy Kessler, Laurie McDonald, Betsy McHugh, Robin Phillips, Dr. Robert Sharon and Rich Switzer in a virtual piano orchestra. This special evening also includes a medley from Phantom of the Opera featuring the Kravis Center’s George W. Mergens Memorial Organ.