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As we enter our 50th year, we continue our commitment to treat each customer the way we would like to be treated.
As you consider this all important decision, you will be helped by people who are passionate about the piano, not just salespeople.
For three generations the foundation of our business has been service.
We hope that you will allow us the opportunity to use our experience and expertise to assist you in making the best possible selection.
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Richard Ruggero - Owner and President of Ruggero Piano, Richard Ruggero is a 30 year seasoned veteran piano technician. He started his training in 1978 with founder and father, Robert Ruggero, and is a Registered Technician of the(PTG). He has taught at every level of conference and convention from local to national and is a three time conference director for the southeast Regional Conference of the PTG. He and his wife Deborah have grown the business from a home based concern to one of the premier piano stores on the east coast. Richard still does some limited outside tuning a couple of days a week and concert service, but more than likely you will find him in the store tuning, regulating and voicing one of the many limited production pianos in the Ruggero inventory. He and son John tune and maintain most of the pianos in the store, and provide the highest level service after the sale. He is active in the community and has served and partnered with many arts based groups including the Raleigh Chamber Guild, Classical Voice of , United Arts of Wake County The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, Community Music, Trinity Music Academy, The Durham Symphony, Carolina Ballet, Triangle Youth Philharmonic, Cary Cultural Arts Society, Music@NCState, and others. Helping each customer find the perfect match and making a difference in the community by providing great pianos for events are his passions. He would love to share that with you. He invites you to stop by and visit anytime.
Deborah Ruggero wears many hats at Ruggero Piano including owner, secretary, scheduler, sales, public relations, caterer, and anything else that comes up! She retired from occupational therapy in 1990 to join Ruggero Piano and has seen the business really take off. When you call us, you will very likely be talking to Deborah and if you need any information, she is dedicated to finding it. She shares the same passion for helping people find the perfect piano and works very hard to make sure that each customer feels a part of our family. She and Richard are both active in their church and enjoy serving the music community.
Son John Ruggero is a 3rd generation piano technician, a rare breed indeed! He began his training in 1998 and is a Registered Member of the. His technical expertise and knowledge of pianos is at a very high level and he has an uncanny ability to direct customers to the piano that ends up being a match. His dedication to the family business has been a big part of the growth of Ruggero Piano. Trained as a percussionist at East Carolina University, he still practices his craft with groups like NC Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Theatre in the Park and other local groups. He and his wife and piano teacher Judy, live in nearby Cary with their two dogs, Mona and Milo. They are both active in their church.