It was so good to see you as well. For those who do not know, Rick has taught music in El Paso schools for 30+ years and is now OFFICIALLY retired!
His daughter attends a masters program at a college here in the Philadelphia area, so this is my second time meeting Rick (and he is quite enjoyable to spend time with). We both took a few pictures, but since Rick already said he needs help putting his up here, I will post a few.
Rick and his lovely wife enjoying a Cunningham concert grand piano. This piano has become a familiar rental instrument here in Philadelphia.
Rick is actually equally at home on a fine organ as he is on a piano and he took a little time to sample the Infinity Series of the Rodgers organ. Through our in house sound system this model of Rodgers is very impressive. We both particularly enjoy this instrument.
Rick also spent some time with Jason Andino
and watched him work on drilling out a pinblock and on a new soundboard for a Steinway A. They chatted a bit and both seemed to enjoy their talk.
Here is Rick, his lovely family... and my ugly mug... all posing around a beautiful Bosendorfer concert grand model 280 in a limited edition cabinet. The piano is a sheer joy to play and hear.
Rick, I am so pleased you surprised me by stopping in with your family. They are truly wonderful people and I hhad a good time with them. Finally, I want to say that you are welcome anytime - to audition some wonderful pianos and organs, to speak with our staff and learn more, or just to stop by and chat with a friend!
(I hope your daughter's Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic!)