Oral History Information
James Nicoloro worked in a few small piano shops in New England, learning the art of tuning and the skills of restoration. He was asked to provide a piano for a women, who was so pleased with the instrument she recommended James to a friend. Before he knew it, James was in business for himself, assisted by his aunt who had a small space he used as the first location of East Cambridge Piano in Massachusetts. He open in 1978 and has had some wonderful experiences in the industry, including a visit to the NAMM Show where he was introduced to Casio’s line of digital keyboards. Along the way his daughter, Alyssa Maxwell, began working in the business for which she will take over one day.