March 29, 2021 I Appointments
Jeff Falgien Named CEO of Texas Piano Group
Jeff Falgien, a piano industry veteran with a career spanning 44 years, has been named CEO of the newly-formed Texas Piano Group LLC.
In his role, Falgien oversees the expansion of the company’s piano retail operations into underserved markets outside Texas. He reports to Darren Speir, owner of Texas Piano Group and dealer principal of Metroplex Piano, headquartered in Plano, Texas.
“I am truly grateful to Darren for the opportunity to grow the piano business on behalf of the Texas Piano Group,” Falgien said. “Kansas City Piano and Little Rock Piano are gorgeous destinations for people of all ages who want to discover the joy of playing the piano. What’s more, music teachers and their students not only have access to the most incredible, technology-advanced instruments, but they also have access to the most inspiring space to appreciate them fully.”
Falgien brings more than four decades of piano industry experience to his position, most notably serving as vice president and co-owner of Los Angeles-based Keyboard Concepts for 38 years, with longtime business partner Dennis Hagerty. Together, they expanded the company into a five-store franchise, establishing Keyboard Concepts as one of the largest piano retailers in North America. From 2009–2012, Falgien sat on the board of directors of NAMM, working with several of the most prominent retailers in the U.S. and serving as the grants and scholarships chairperson for the music organization. He is the recipient of the 2016 Steve Allen Champion of Education Award, which recognizes individuals and/or organizations who have dedicated their lives to improving education.
“Jeff’s unwavering dedication, depth of experience and passion for everything he does — from building an enviable track record in piano retail to coaching his high school football teams to the Los Angeles City Championships, where he was named the 2019 LA Rams Coach of the Week— made him the clear choice for this important leadership position,” Speir said . “I look forward to working closely with him in strengthening our piano retail network and creating more active music makers.”