Our Story


Apollo Piano began in 2012 as a piano rental business in Chico, CA. By 2014 we were a Yamaha Piano Dealer - the first in Chico since 1992! - and also began carrying Hailun, Pearl River, and Roland Digital Pianos. We added tuning, repairs, and moving, and talked a lot about opening a school, but it was a daunting task.

Meanwhile, The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts was taking off. In just three short years Sandra Wright created what was to become the premier music school with some of the most sought after teachers in the region. After just three years of running the school however, she realized what she really wanted to do all along was to teach, not run a music academy.

In June of 2017, Apollo Piano acquired The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts, rounding out our list of services. Sandy is still The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts, and we’re pleased that she has chosen to teach in the new Apollo Academy of Music, right where’s she’s been since she founded The Academy, as we all call it. All of the teachers stayed with us, continuing to teach the wonderfully talented and motivated kids of various ages, some of whom have been with us since the beginning.

Apollo owners Vincent Chambers and Nerissa Prieto - professional opera singer and physician/ hobby musician respectively - are passionate about music making. It is their hope and dream to see more adults and children playing music together in casual settings, while raising the bar for technical standards and broadening the musical horizons of the 21st century child.

Thank you for being a part of our story!