Hannah Music was founded in 1979

Leonard and Lynn Hannah are the proud owners of Hannah music. Leonard Hannah began in the Piano business in 1965 with Pearson Music in Raleigh, NC, rising to store manager. In 1979, he purchased Maus Piano Company, a Raleigh business that was operating since 1934. Under Leonard's leadership, the company opened stores in Durham and Greensboro, NC, and became one of Baldwin Piano Company's top ten dealers. IN 2001, he and his wife, Lynn, opened in Columbia, SC as the new Yamaha Piano dealer and have become one of the leading piano dealers in the Columbia area as well as in the Augusta, GA market. They continue to operate the store in Raleigh. Hannah Piano Company has been a Top 200 Largest Music Product Dealer for many years, as well as winning VIP Awards from Yamaha in Columbia and from Kawai in Raleigh.

Lynn Hannah has been in the piano business since the 1970's and developed a widely used Adult Beginner Course called Play for Fun. It was published by Hal Leonard Publishing, and used by music dealers all over the US and Canada. Lynn still loves to teach beginner adults to play the piano, and Hannah Piano has a wonderful recreational piano educational program going on called Musical Moments. Learning in a Fun and Stress Free environment has helped adults to fulfill a life- long dream to play the piano.

We serve the Columbia, SC area as well as Aiken SC and Augusta GA and all the surrounding cities and offer a great selection of both new and used grand, upright and digital pianos from Yamaha, Kawai, Pearl River and Story and Clark. As part of our services we offer private & group piano lessons in our showroom.

Our team is as passionate as we are

Having people that are as loyal and service minded as the people who work at Hannah Piano is something we are proud of. Here are just some of the people who can help you with everything from purchasing to piano tuning and learning how to play the piano.


Jud Close

Jud started in the piano business in 1985 in Altoona, Pa. his hometown. He did many jobs including Outside Promotions Director and Manager of the Johnstown, Pa store.Jud moved his family to the Columbia area in 2005 to work here with Hannah Piano Company. His many duties include sales promotions and service manager as well as specializing in the installation of player piano systems. He also schedules deliveries and piano moving for the company.


Dave Longton

Dave is Hannah Pianos Company's in-house piano teacher, floor piano tuner and class instructor. He is originally from The Boston area and was trained at The Berklee School of Music. After school Dave joined the Navy Band and traveled all over playing for various Naval functions. Dave has devoted his life to teaching children and adults the fun of learning music. His specialty is jazz, classical and ear training.

Our Hannah Piano Mascots

Sammy is our mascot and music director, in charge of all songs performed in the key of D. Sadie is our little beagle puppy. She loves playing with anyone who will play with her, and we are teaching her to "sing" to the piano music.