Music@NCState values the partnership with Ruggero Piano and acknowledges that phenomenal growth the Music Department has seen in the last four years is due in large part to the quality of the pianos purchased from Ruggero Piano. Quality begets quality, and we appreciate the investment of the quality Ruggero Piano has made in our future.
- Dr. J. Mark Scearce, Director
NC State Music Department
The story of Walter Piano Company is the story of a man and his family. Born in 1927, Charles R. Walter grew up in the rural American setting of Watseka, Illinois. His early life was that of a baker's son, but young Charles soon showed interest in things technical and scientific.
After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1951 with a degree in Engineering Physics, Mr. Walter joined CG Conn, Ltd. In three years he was appointed Head of Piano Design and Development Engineering. In 1969, when Conn discontinued their Janssen piano division, Charles and his wife Barbara were quick to pursue the opportunity to fulfill a growing dream - the dream to build an all new console and studio piano of the very finest sound and quality. In 1975 he introduced the 43" Charles R. Walter piano to the keyboard market. In the years to follow, Walter Pianos grew in popularity as their quality and sound became more widely recognized; today they are rated higher than any mass-produced piano on the market. While the Walter name is not as well recognized as some others, their quality is. Technicians and piano enthusiasts give the Walter very high marks for touch and tone.
At Ruggero Piano, we are pleased to offer a high quality American made piano from the very dedicated Walter family. Not only do the pianos perform at a very high level, they also have some of the most beautiful wood finishes available. When you select a Walter piano, you become part of an American success story. At Ruggero Piano we have a good selection of Walter pianos and are proud to represent the Walter family.