Mike Ortigara

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Piano Technician
Company Name
Ortigara's Musicville

Mike Ortigara runs the piano repair and restoration branch of the store his father Ben opened in 1947. Ben opened an accordion store in Chicago which expanded overtime to include pianos, organs, and a well-respected lesson program. When Mike came into the business he focused on the repairs and became a piano technician along with his brother Dan. Mike owned his own piano shop for 12 years before returning to the family owned store, which is now located in Chicago Ridge.