Oral History Information
DW Caffey was very young when he found himself enamored with the piano. In 1940, when he was just fifteen years old, DW taught himself how to tune pianos. He read a book and asked an old time tuner a few questions and was soon hired by a music store. He worked for several piano stores in Mississippi during his long career including Allegrezza Pianos in Ridgeland, where he was interviewed in 2012. He never let his blindness limit him and in fact he proudly taught others his craft at the Mississippi School for the Blind for over 32 years. At the time of the interview DW had been tuning pianos for just over 72 years!