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Willis Music Now Exclusive Steinway Piano Representative

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Willis Music Owner and President, Kevin Cranley, and a Steinway piano.

Willis Music is proud to announce that they are now the exclusive representative for Steinway & Sons pianos in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton. Willis Music is offering The Family of Steinway Designed Pianos, Steinway, Boston, and Essex.

Steinway & Sons has been making the world’s finest pianos for more than 150 years. In fact, 98% of all concert artists choose Steinway. From Sergei Rachmaninoff to Harry Connick, Jr., the worlds most accomplished pianists unwaveringly choose Steinway to express their musical brilliance.

Willis Music is excited to represent a company that boasts uncompromising standards and superb craftsmanship.

“It is quite an honor to now be the exclusive Steinway representative in the region – offering customers the highest quality pianos and related services consistent with Steinway’s reputation for excellence,” said Kevin Cranley, Willis Music Owner and President.

The moment you walk into the Willis Music's Steinway Piano Gallery you will be welcomed to a celebration of Steinway & Sons history and heritage, and the distinctive sound and timeless touch of a Steinway piano. You will appreciate the unrivaled service and feel confident with Willis Music’s trained consultants as they assist you in selecting the piano of your dreams – whether it is a Steinway, Boston or Essex.

For more information, visit Willis Music Kenwood, Eastgate or Florence; or go to

History of Willis Music

Since 1899, when Charles H. Willis founded a small business in downtown Cincinnati, the company has been focusing on people and offering the highest value in quality products and services.

This family-owned business grew steadily and began publishing piano methods, collections, and sheet music specifically designed for the needs of the teaching community, striving to provide the community with complete, dependable and accurate service. The company went on to absorb the business of George B. Jennings & Company and then expanded by buying the Cable Piano Company’s Cincinnati branch in 1912.

In 1923 John J. Cranley joined the company. Through his hard work and because of his love for the music business, he was a natural for turning this small organization into a major corporation. Little by little, he acquired more than 50% ownership in the company through stock options. Soon Willis Music became the leading publisher for teaching methods and solo pieces, including the John Thompson method, “Modern Course for the Piano”, which is still the most widely used piano method in the world.

John J. Cranley’s son, Edward, became president of the Willis Music Company in 1965. And in 1990 Kevin Cranley succeeded his father as President of the Willis Music Company. Cranley has led the Willis Music Company to continued success through hard work and a tradition of integrity. The Willis Music Company is entirely owned by the Cranley family.

Under Kevin Cranley’s leadership, the company has remained committed to integrity, exceeding customer satisfaction, empowering people of all ages, promoting the importance of music education and enriching lives through music.

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