Piano Specialists | Brooklyn Center

Denny Butts

Denny Butts

Phone: 763-398-5051

As the senior sales person, Denny has a wealth of knowledge about both acoustic and digital pianos and can assist beginners and professionals alike in their instrument selections. He studied and graduated with a degree in music education from the University of Minnesota, taught privately for several years, and played professionally in the area for over 25 years. Denny’s excellent reputation as a knowledgeable, friendly, service-oriented professional has been well-established over his remarkable 38 year career. Trust Denny and Schmitt Music to help you find your perfect instrument!

Mike Furney

Mike Furney

Phone: 763-398-5052

Mike, a native of Minneapolis, studied classical piano at MacPhail Center for the Arts. In 1984 he joined the piano sales team at Schmitt Music and has since acquired extensive knowledge of acoustic pianos. Mike has also developed expertise in the electronic keyboard and organ areas and often teaches keyboard, synthesizer and digital piano seminars. In addition to the piano, Mike plays trumpet and baritone. His wife is an elementary music teacher and they have two children. Mike is actively involved in the Friends of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, the Minneapolis Breakfast Club, and the Burnsville Rotary Club, and with various high school booster organizations.

Phil Kjos

Phil Kjos

Phone: 763-398-5093

Phil has a degree in music education and has taught both publicly and privately. He has a 45 year career in the music business – as a professional drummer around the Twin Cities and as a piano tuner/technician. He also has a long career with Schmitt Music! Phil worked in the sheet music department in the downtown Minneapolis store, taught percussion in the Edina Schmitt Music, and managed Schmitt Music’s Piano Shop for 11 years. He has also sold pianos and keyboards in three different locations. After a 5 1/2 year hiatus from Schmitt Music, Phil has returned to the sales force! His many years of knowledge and experience will help you find the perfect piano.

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