A Passionate Supporter of Music
Kathi Kretzer opened Kretzer Piano in 1985, and has earned a reputation for unsurpassed customer service, outstanding quality, selection and value, not to mention expert advice. We believe in doing whatever we can to raise awareness of the positive impact music has on people’s lives. We strive to offer great pianos while giving back to the community by supporting and encouraging music participation and to provide performance opportunities for many young musicians.
Music and children have long been priorities for Kathi Kretzer-Sayler. She holds a Bachelors in Music Education with a Principal in Piano from Florida State University. For fifteen years she has held monthly concerts called Music for the Mind at CityPlace, giving performance opportunities to over 12,000 young artists, while raising $640,000 for music education, mostly at $10 a ticket.
In 2013, Kretzer started the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) to make music lessons available to underprivileged children, donate pianos for them to practice on, and to provide performance opportunities for young musicians. Kretzer Kids, a group of talented music students, have performed over 50 concerts a year for 15 years at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and children’s hospitals.
Kathi has won numerous awards during her career in music including:
Muse Award for Outstanding Civic Leader – Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Business Leader of the Year – Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
Women in Leadership Award -Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
Small Business of the Year – Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Person of the Year – Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
Giraffe Award – Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Glass Ceiling Award – National Association of Women Business Owners
She believes that music is an essential part of our lives and beautiful music requires the best possible pianos. In the Kretzer Piano showroom you will find a wonderful selection of the world’s most recommended piano brands at the lowest prices. Buying a piano should be a rewarding experience and we make it that way by listening to your needs, giving you straightforward piano advice and providing a diverse selection of pianos. Referrals from past customers and piano teachers account for a large percentage of our business. Whether you are a professional musician, a beginning or aspiring student, or a piano lover with a lifelong dream of owning an heirloom instrument, you can find your piano here.
Always exceeding expectations, we invite you to come and experience the difference.