Dave Campbell


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Pearl River Piano Company

Dave Campbell grew up in a household full of music! Both of his grandmothers were piano teachers and his father was a professional piano player. With such a strong background in music it was no surprise that Dave became a professional musician and made it his career until his early 30s. Dave also had a strong interest in engineering and put both passions together by getting involved with the piano industry. He worked for Kimball Pianos before being hired by Charlie Kaman,who formed Carrier Pianos in North Carolina. After building the factory and running the operations there he was hired by his long time friend, Peter Perez, to run the Aeolian Corporation of America in Memphis, Tennessee. Dave later worked with Pratt-Reed and Pearl River, where he continues to serve the industry today.