Brigham Larson Pianos is a family owned and operated piano store. Our mission is to help facilitate positive musical experiences for families.
Here is how it all began…
Brigham’s Piano Story
The love affair with pianos began as a child. As a teen, his father recognized the duo of talents in Brigham of musicianship and craftsmanship. He loved to play and he loved to tinker. So seeking out a piano tuning apprenticeship seemed perfect. In 1995, Brigham paid cash from his sock drawer to hire his first mentor, at age 17. What he thought would be a cool hobby to help pay for college, turned out to be a much more exciting piano adventure.
At BYU, he met and married Karmel and they bought a 700 SF condo that hosted 7 pianos at one time before they expanded into a home. Always a gigging musician and local performing artist, Brigham lived at a piano day and night. Between tuning appointments and with first son, baby Ben’s help, he rebuilt his first piano in 2002 in a tiny garage. As each new piano was completed, he would roll them out to the street to sell one by one. Over the years, came many more gigs, more children, and many more pianos. At one time, he had 23 pianos in his home and garage.
So in 2010, Karmel finally said, “It’s time…. to expand!” and she found a warehouse. That same year, Brigham was selected to be the exclusive Hailun dealer for Utah. Soon they further expanded into the adjoining space and created the storefront, Brigham Larson Pianos.
The stage soon went up and Brigham’s Concert Series was born right after Joseph’s birth, their 6th.
Immersed in music as a family, it seemed a natural addition to open Brigham’s School of Music and share this joy with others.
Then another opportunity to share music came as the Brig and Boye connection was made on Brigham’s stage that led to the popular music video, Ho Hey, featuring the newly awarded “Acoustic Piano Line of the Year-HAILUN!” (the whole Larson family got to be in it!)
New adventures came with opportunities for Brigham to tour the Hailun Factory in Ningbo China.
In 2014, Brigham Larson Pianos added the European Luxury piano brand, Petrof, to the line up of excellent pianos. Brigham and Karmel toured the Petrof factory in Prague summer of 2014 to see up close how these fine instruments were made.
That same summer, an opportunity of a lifetime became available. Brigham Larson Pianos closed their Pleasant Grove piano store and St. George piano store to combine all inventory and effort to one new piano super store location at 1497 South State Street in Orem, UT.
The move was monumental, nearly 100 pianos in just a few short weeks. The team was so good at moving those pianos, it only made sense to add piano moving for hire to the repertoire of services.
Simultaneously, in August of 2014, the Larsons launched Utah Music Conservatory
and partnered with Improv Broadway, increasing the concert series to every single Friday and Saturday night.
The piano shop continues to buzz and hum with pianos entering and exiting each week. The only difference now is that instead of Brigham working with his infant son in that tiny garage, he is now leading a team of skilled technicians as well as working side by side his now 7 children.
Stop by anytime for a tour or enjoy this virtual video tour of Brigham Larson Pianos and Utah Music Conservatory.