Founder and owner of Piano Gallery, Bob Rosenthal brings over 37 years of sales experience in the piano industry. Playing the piano since age 4 and performing professionally since age 13, Bob later earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of California, Long Beach.
Bob started his career in music working for Organ Exchange, a large retailer of pianos and organs in California. Within a very short time, Bob became one of the top salespersons for the company and was soon a managing partner. With this company, Bob had the opportunity to perform as a concert artist for the promotion of Lowrey Organs. After leaving Organ Exchange, Bob joined Accent Music in Arcadia, California. There, Bob increased sales ten fold to help them become a million dollar a year company.
Bob was presented with a career opportunity in 1980: pioneering a new piano manufacturing line in the United States called Young Chang. Bob was hired as the first sales representative for this new company. By the time Bob left to start his own company in 1988, Young Chang had grown from obscurity to one of the most respected and sought after piano lines in the industry.
In 1988, Bob founded Keyboard City in Dallas, and, within two years of its conception, it became one of the nation’s largest retailers of digital pianos and synthesizers. In 1990, Bob opened a discount store called Keyboard Outlet. In 1998, this store, along with its concept, transformed into Piano Outlet. In 2004, Bob opened Piano Gallery of Southlake, and Piano Gallery of Dallas opened in 2006.
Bob’s personal achievements include ‘Salesman of the Year’ awards for Organ Exchange, Accent Music, and Young Chang Pianos, as well as ‘Number One in Sales’ for Suzuki Corp. from 2000 thru 2003 and top achievement awards from Geneva Int’l. Bob has been happily married to his lovely bride, Ann, for 27 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters by the names of Tara, Jordan and Taylor. And of course his life, nor the stores, would be complete without mention of his beautiful golden retriever, Bailey!
Dan Babbitt has over 25 years of experience in the music industry in manufacturing, distribution, and sales. Dan hs been part of the executive management teams for companies such as Samick Music Corp, and Story & Clark Pianos/ QRS music technologies.
Since graduating from Texas Tech University in 1971 Jim Hamblen has been part of the piano and music industry… and today serves as the General Manager of Piano Gallery Arlington.
Jim sells, tunes & repairs pianos… teaches piano lessons… and has worked for such piano manufacturers as Baldwin, C.Bechstein, Weber and Wm.Knabe as an artist and with marketing, service and design.
Jim is also very involved in the music writing, recording and publishing business. Jim, (nephew of Stuart Hamblen, who wrote songs such as “It Is No Secret” & “This Ole House”), has written, recorded and published with Eagle Street Press, Gallatin, TN, many songs. You can hear Jim sing several of his songs on YOUTUBE at: