Oral History Information
Pete Sides has a great passion for the music industry; in fact it is in his blood. On his mother’s side a piano tuner can be traced back to the Mayflower and on his father’s side, his grandfather was a piano tuner who formed a small retail store. His father opened Robert M. Sides Piano Service in 1948 out of the family home. The repair shop was in the basement and the show room was the living room. After high school Pete joined the company, expanding it over the years. In 1985 he built a new store and renamed the store Family Music Center, which has become the musical hub for the local community.