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Kretzer-Sayler to Receive Muse Award

Date: February 15, 2016
The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation (KPMF) is proud to announce that the nonprofit organization’s founder, Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Muse Award for Outstanding Civic Leader. Given out by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the biannual honor will be presented at a special awards program and show at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, March 31.
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Kretzer-Sayler to Receive Muse Award

'The Kretzer Kids in Concert' ....Amazed at the talent

Source: The Jupiter Courier
Date: January 22, 2015
Many were amazed recently at the talent of some remarkable young musicians from our area.
Kretzer Piano Music Foundation presented "The Kretzer Kids in Concert" as part of its ongoing Music for the Mind concert series to benefit music education and children's charities.
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'The Kretzer Kids in Concert' ....Amazed at the talent

Internet piano may change the way music students learn to play, audition

By: Steve Alexander
Source: Star Tribune
Date: March 30, 2014
A sensor-equipped piano is capable of “reverse engineering” the player’s performance, a technology that offers a special learning experience. Digital sensors allow piano to link to Internet. Instrument precisely reproduces playing for feedback, auditions.
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Internet piano may change the way music students learn to play, audition

Instrumental Support

By: Allegra Nagler
Source: art&culture Magazine
Date: February 4, 2014
Local business grow hand in hand with the arts. Kathi Kretzer, president of Kretzer Piano in Jupiter, is active in promoting music throughout our community. A former ballpark organist for the Atlanta Braves, Kretzer is a woman on the move.
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Instrumental Support

Keys to the Cities Tickles the Community's Fancy

Source: art&culture Magazine
Date: February 1, 2014
There's no way to know how many ivories were tickled, but there were plenty of chances to do so during the recent Keys to the Cities campaign in Palm Beach County. Organized by Kathi Kretzer, founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, and patterned after similar successful campaigns in London and New York City, Keys to the Cities featured 18 baby grand and upright pianos that were decorated in unique fashion by 17 local artists.
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Keys to the Cities Tickles the Community's Fancy

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation received the prestigious Bernays Award for its marketing and public relations campaign surrounding their “Keys to the Cities" event. The "Keys to the Cities" campaign was deemed by the Gold Coast Public Relations Council to be the best Special Event campaign in South Florida. The campaign consisted of news releases to local media, newspaper featured articles and cover stories, and magazine feature articles.
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Kretzer Piano Music Foundation Receives Bernays Award For Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations

The keys to happiness

By: Staci Sturrock
Source: Palm Beach Post
Date: November 12, 2013
Complete strangers are making beautiful music together, thanks to 18 painted pianos placed in public locations throughout Palm Beach County, each with a simple directive attached: "Play me." "The Keys to the Cities" project, which kicked off in early November, is modeled after similar programs in New York, London and Boston. "The whole reason behind it was to do something neat that's never been done here before," said organizer Kathi Kretzer, longtime owner of Jupiter's Kretzer Piano and founder of Kretzer Piano Music Foundation.
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The keys to happiness

A visual, musical collage

Source: Palm Beach Post
Date: November 6, 2013
Nina Amodio plays a painted piano at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. The piano, one of 18 placed throughout the county by Kretzer Piano Music Foundation and others in the community, is part of the "Keys to the Cities" arts campaign.
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A visual, musical collage

Artful Debut

By: Jeffrey Langlois
Source: Palm Beach Daily News
Date: November 3, 2013
Jerry Brant and Mike Hayden of D.C. Moore & Son moving reposition a baby grand piano painted by Silvana Frontera of Boca Raton on Friday evening in Via Amore. Two of the 18 pianos from the 'Keys to the Cities' fundraiser will be on display and played during free concerts on Worth Avenue. After their debut, the art-decorated pianos will be donated to local children's charities and community organizations.
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Artful Debut

Strike a Chord

Source: Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine
Date: November 1, 2013
Walk around a public area this month and you may notice something different: a colorful piano, just begging to be played. From November 2-17, baby grand and upright pianos, whimsically painted by local artists, will be displayed in community places from Palm Beach Gardens to Delray Beach, including Via Amore, CityPlace and Downtown at the Gardens.
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Strike a Chord