Charles Walter has been a pillar in the piano business for nearly 50 years. He was hired by the C.G. Conn Company to work in the piano design department back in 1964. While there he worked under the legendary Dr. Earle Kent, the Director of Research and Engineering. When the company decided to discontinue one of their piano lines, Charles saw an opportunity. In 1976, he introduced the Charles R. Walter Piano to the keyboard market, which was the beginning of his own brand and design of pianos.