*Our Fairfield, CT Store will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th

Concert Pianist Owned and Operated for over 40 Years

Faust Harrison Pianos is a true family business, led by Sara and Irving Faust, their son Joshua and their daughter Jessica. Sara Faust started the company with the mission of pairing great pianos with pianists at all levels.

aboutWe carry the most extensive selection of quality pianos in the country, with over 1,000 of the world’s best-known instruments in our nine elegant piano stores located in Southern California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We are America’s largest independent restorer and retailer of heirloom Steinway pianos which we produce in our 12,000 sq. ft. piano rebuilding facility.

Our Pasadena, CA and Santa Monica, CA Stores were recently acquired from Keyboard Concepts and will be re-branded as Faust Harrison Pianos soon!

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OUR MISSION

For 40 years, Faust Harrison Pianos has been pairing superb pianos with players at all levels. Founded in 1983, our vision was simple. We strove to provide superior instruments, thereby providing an elevated playing experience for our customers.

Since then, Faust Harrison Pianos has grown to carry the most extensive selection of premier pianos in the country. Boasting over 1,000 of the world’s best-known instruments, we are thrilled to serve the greater communities of our nine locations based throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and California.  Faust Harrison Pianos is America’s largest independent restorer and retailer of heirloom Steinway pianos, which we produce in our 12,000 sq. ft. piano rebuilding facility.

OUR HISTORY

Prior to founding Faust Harrison Pianos, Sara Faust won prestigious international piano competitions including Concert Artist’s Guild and the first New York Chopin competition. Her solo performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall (Weil Recital Hall) and prime-time performances on WFMT and numerous other revered classical radio stations have been called “dazzling” … “with intense emotional charge”. Critics have commented on her “ability and power”, remarking on her “touch for every nuance of the human experience.”

As a concert pianist, Sara wanted superior pianos for her career. However, she was dissatisfied with the less-than-ideal standards of most rebuilders and felt that new Steinway pianos lacked the magic of the older “Golden Era” ones. So, she hired the best craftsmen she could find to rebuild her vintage Steinways and guided them to restore the pianos to their full former glory.

Sara was thrilled to be able to practice and perform on the premium Steinway pianos that she was resurrecting. When word spread in the performing community that Sara was producing ‘great’ vintage Steinways, her hobby of rebuilding pianos for her own use turned into something more. First, as a small side business, and then into a full-scale enterprise. Along the way, she also began representing piano manufacturers that shared her passion to build great pianos, including Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Yamaha and Fazioli. Faust Harrison Pianos adheres to the mission it was founded on: Simply, to provide pianos of the highest quality.

The Faust Harrison Pianos Team

Our team includes over seventy highly experienced and dedicated employees. It is led by:

Joshua Faust | Chief Executive Officer

Josh has been leading Faust Harrison Pianos since 2009. His appreciation for the arts was nurtured at an early age through his piano lessons with his award-winning concert pianist mother, Sara, as well as through his professional portrayal of the character ‘Theo’ in an off-Broadway production of “Pippin” at the age of eight. With a scientific background from his past work in molecular biology labs at Harvard and Cornell University, Josh brings a uniquely analytical skill set to his role as CEO. A passionate advocate for music education, he serves as a NAMM Board member and has sponsored thousands of piano recitals and free concerts*. His diverse accomplishments include being a NYC chess champion (1980), world champion Ultimate Frisbee player (1997), and a USTA national champion tennis player (2021). He is a graduate of Cornell University.
*www.namm.org/about/board-members

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Sara has been buying, restoring, and selling artist quality pianos since the early 1980’s. She also works closely with our expert team of technicians and rebuilders to establish and maintain the industry’s highest standards for piano rebuilding. As a former professional concert pianist, Sara brings a perspective to piano building and re-building that is unique in the industry. Prior to founding Faust Harrison Pianos, Sara performed widely and won several prestigious international piano competitions including Concert Artist’s Guild and the first New York Chopin competition.
Listen to Sara’s most memorable performances!


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Sam leads our sales and marketing program and is Faust Harrison’s Long Island Division Manager. Along with being a professional musician and earning his music / business degree from Hofstra University, he has over 30 years of piano retail experience. His customer and industry dedication was recognized by Yamaha, awarding Sam their “Vice President, General Manager of the Year” award.

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With both piano performance and business degrees, Dmitri has found Faust Harrison Pianos a perfect place to combine his knowledge of the piano industry with his passion for musical excellence. As a pianist, Dmitri has formed a duo team with his wife Anna Shelest. Not only have they performed at an array of venues stretching from Carnegie Hall to state functions, but they have the won various awards for their many competitive performances. The duo has released multiple recordings as well, which has been aired on over 100 radio stations nationwide. Outside of Faust Harrison Pianos, Dmitri enjoys his active work as a recording producer and engineer.

Watch Dmitri and his wife Anna performing Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, 3rd Movement

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Gordon has traveled extensively as a studio musician, guitarist, vocalist and producer in many styles of music in various locations including Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. With degrees in music and business, he has worked in the piano industry specializing in assisting music educators, conservatories of music, professional music organizations, colleges and universities with obtaining fine quality pianos for more than 20 years.

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Peter boasts over 40 years of experience in the piano and organ industry. His career began as just a sophomore in high school, working at the Aeolian Showroom in Stamford, CT after school let out. A passionate advocate for music, Peter believes that individuals are never too old or too young to listen to or create music! He currently resides in Litchfield County, CT with his wife Deborah.

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Dean holds over 25 years of experience as a professional jazz pianist, ensemble leader, and piano teacher. The combination of these skills has proven to be a most valuable asset in helping customers make just the right selection. Dean has performed in renowned New York spaces such as Carnegie Hall and The Rainbow Room, and has lent his musical services to the likes of Disney, CBS, NBC, and Tri-Star Motion Pictures.

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Jack Holmes is a pianist, composer, and published playwright. He first studied music composition with the late Stanley Wolfe at the Juilliard School, and later went on to receive a BFA in Film. He credits his parents, his mother a classical pianist and his father a medical physician, with exposing him to the classical piano repertoire and nurturing his artistic interests throughout his childhood. Jack has performed as a guest pianist at varying hotels and restaurants throughout the L.A. area, and now mainly concentrates on composing his own work.

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Adam Chester is a skilled pianist with a passion for music that began at the age of 5. He pursued his love for music composition at the University of Southern California. Since 2005, Adam has had the privilege of working with Sir Elton John and his band as their official Elton stand-in for rehearsals and sound checks. He has also composed, arranged, and conducted choirs for Elton’s concerts, and has played piano while Elton performed vocals. Notably, Adam has performed at Dodger Stadium in 2022 and at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival where he played for 200,000 people. Most recently Adam performed with Elton and the band at the 2024 Gershwin Award Show, hosted in D.C. at the Library of Congress. Aired on PBS, Adam can be seen playing Elton’s red piano for the likes of Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, and Brandi Carlisle. As his career with Sir Elton has spanned nearly two decades, Adam is affectionately known to many as the Surrogate Elton, or “Sur Elton” for short.

See Adam playing with Elton at Dodger Stadium

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A music enthusiast through and through, Zed is both a skilled pianist and guitarist. He began his musical journey with guitar at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he then discovered his love for Music Composition and Production. His discovered appreciation for the piano, as a cornerstone of music, deepened his connection to his three favorite genres: Rock, Blues and Jazz. In his spare time, Zed experiments with writing his own music and learning a variety of covers on one of his prized electric guitars.

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Starting from the age of four to the present day, Michael possesses over 40 years of extensive experience as a pianist. With over two decades of unparalleled expertise in the piano industry, he boasts accomplishments such as winning the Drake University Soloist Competition and performing with the Drake Symphony Orchestra. With sales experience spanning the country and an enduring passion for the instrument, Michael takes great pride in imparting his vast knowledge and insights about everything related to pianos. His extensive experience uniquely equips him to assist customers in finding their perfect piano with confidence and precision.

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Starting from learning the piano at age 11, Jeff’s musical path led him to gain a BA in music composition from UCSB. It was during his time in college that his fascination with the mechanics of the acoustic piano began. He has worked in the retail piano industry since 1993 and has extensive technical, brand and vintage knowledge in regard to the instrument. Additionally, Jeff is a jazz pianist and composer of original music.

Listen to Jeff’s recordings!

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Todd is a seasoned music veteran with vast experience in every aspect of the piano business. His enthusiasm ranges from assisting families in selecting the perfect first piano to hosting international piano competitions. Todd’s expertise lies in aiding a diverse range of clients, spanning from individuals to globally renowned performers, teachers with in-home studios to the most esteemed music schools and universities across the nation, in choosing pianos tailored to their distinct requirements.

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Richard has over 40 years of experience selling pianos. Well fastened in the industry as technology became increasingly more imbedded in musical instruments, Richard had a hand in first introducing the musical community to the instruments that are now the blueprint sounds sampled on most Yamaha digitals. Richard’s expertise in Yamaha, Bosendorfer, and C. Bechstein pianos has aided his ability to guide musicians toward the instrument that is the best fit for them, making Faust Harrison Pianos an excellent home for his talents.

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Matthew Everingham is a highly accomplished New Zealand-born pianist, music director, and arranger, having performed extensively nationwide. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Laws with Honors from the University of Canterbury, along with a piano performance diploma from Trinity College, London, and film scoring training at NYU. As a member of the American Federation of Musicians and a prominent Music Director for the greater New York theater community, Matt is proud to apply his musical expertise to every facet of his career.

Listen to Matthew’s work!

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Nikos has been immersed in piano since the age of 6. He embarked on a journey from self-taught to classically trained, embracing Jazz, classical, and pop styles. With a bachelor’s degree in music composition, Nikos is both a performer and a composer at heart. His upbringing steeped in gospel music, influenced by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Prestonwood Choir, and his home church’s choir, ignited his passion for composing piano choral pieces. These have resonated on prominent stages across New York, including Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Steinway Hall. Nikos’s genuine love for people fuels his enthusiasm for helping them discover their ideal piano match.

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Fred Kang is a music enthusiast and sales professional. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he had the opportunity to meet and play with a great deal of gifted musicians who are now well-known recording artists. Fred’s primary passion is Jazz, having fallen in love with it early on in his musician journey for all its complexity, emotion, and many opportunities for improvisation. Fred has worked in piano sales since 1989 while continuing to perform with numerous local jazz bands. He relishes the lifelong growth and discovery that is synonymous with the musician’s path.

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Margaret, a native of Brooklyn, New York, received her education at the renowned “Fame” high school and pursued further studies in voice at the esteemed University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Her career reflects a profound dedication to curating captivating musical experiences that resonate with audiences and foster community engagement. With experience as a program director and accomplished fundraiser at the highly regarded Sphinx Organization, Margaret’s passion for music shines through her performances with the Angel City Chorale.

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With a background as a college music educator and concert piano technician, Vivian offers exceptional sales and service expertise. Her experience as a music education graduate and professor from Shenyang Music Conservatory, along with her role as head concert technician, equips her to address individual customer needs effectively. Vivian’s enthusiasm for unmatched service is evident through her dedication to each of her individual clients at Faust Harrison Pianos.

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As a composer, keyboardist, and pianist, Izzy is proficient in multiple musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, pop, and Latin. After receiving his Associate of Arts in Music at Mt. San Antonio College, Izzy immediately began work as a piano gallery host, piano product specialist, and sales consultant. His musical expertise extends beyond pianos; in his downtime Izzy enjoys pursuing creative endeavors as an audio engineer with a passion for producing professional-grade recordings that combine both acoustic instruments and digital synthesizers.

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Having started piano at the age of 9, Justin is a highly skilled pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, he has garnered numerous collegiate and international accolades. Throughout his musical career, Justin has showcased his talent as a soloist with prestigious ensembles such as the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. In his spare time, Justin performs with and arranges music for various jazz ensembles, rock bands, and pit orchestras.

Listen to Justin’s Piano Work

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