For over 100 years the privilege of the McBrayer Family has been in meeting or exceeding the expectations of our service clientele in the moving, storage, tuning and restoration of many a ‘family heirloom’ while also maintaining current ‘piano industry knowledge’ and the inventory responsibilities associated in the marketing of ‘fine instruments’ such as pianos and organs. Our goal? “To serve the needs of each customer professionally and with attentiveness to their respective desires.”
It was Newton Lafayette McBrayer who started it all, founding McBrayer Piano in Georgia as a family business around 1895. Newton Lafayette was a piano teacher, tuner, and gospel song writer. He had four sons, Hubert, Joe, the twins Bill and George, and a daughter named Opal. He moved his family towards Texas, selling pianos along the way. The family settled in Farmersville, Texas, where each of the boys, Hubert, Joe, Bill, and George grew up and continued to expand the family business. In the early 1920′s the family moved to Tulia, Texas where Newton Lafayette’s brothers joined the growing business.
After the depression era, Newton Lafayette and sons moved to Fort Worth. Following World War II, Hubert and his sons, Daniel Sr., David, and Mack, sold and restored pianos from their building in downtown Fort Worth. Management is currently in its fourth generation with the passing of the family business to Daniel Jr. (Danny), and cousin Monte McBrayer.
As we move into the new millennium, it is obvious that the McBrayers bring with them an amazing wealth of knowledge and history in dealing with complicated instruments. Therefore, it is no surprise that they would embrace the latest advances in technology, such as the world wide web. In fact, with the creation of this cutting-edge internet website, Danny and Monte are pleased to provide you with a very useful tool to assist you in what is an extremely important decision; buying a piano, or servicing the valued instrument that you already own.