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Our People

 

Our People, Our People, Hollywood Piano

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Glenn Treibitz

Glenn Treibitz is the president and CEO of Hollywood Piano. Glenn has been in the business since age 10 as a Hammond Piper boy. Glenn is passionate about pianos and eats, breaths and sleeps pianos. He is an Moreacknowledged expert in the field often called upon by colleagues and the media for advice and information. He is also a university trained music educator, has served as a pianist, vocal coach, musical director and conductor for musicals, nightclubs and cabarets. He is an award winning musical theater composer, lyricist and librettist. Glenn is currently composing solo piano relaxation music for his upcoming CD “My Macu Piccu Dream”.
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Dan Manuel

Dan Manuel (with the company since 2004) is a piano and keyboard specialist for over 30 years. His experience spans from Asia to the U.S. His marketing experience along with his customer service Moreexperience makes his customers his top priority. Dan heads up our long term and short term rental business as well as his duties as a top performing salesman. Dan’s passion for music includes his own performing group called Music Masters Band that performs all over the West Coast. Dan is originally from Manila, Philippines and now makes his home in Granada Hills.
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Gus Franco

Gus Franco is the Burbank Store Sales Manager. A piano industry veteran with over 20 years of sales and management experience. An expert in acoustic and digital pianos, he brings his expertise and knowledge to The Hollywood Piano Company.  MoreHe started his musical journey playing flute at the age of 8 where he ascended to first chair at Dacotah St. Elementary School. At the age of 10 he was chosen to join the Conservatory of Music at Cal State Los Angeles. He competed and won many awards with the Stevenson Jr. High School Orchestra as first chair of the flute section. In his Sophomore year with the Roosevelt High School marching band he was chosen over thousands of top musicians in Southern California to perform in the Dodger Stadium Inaugural Band two years in a row. His senior year he was elected to be the Drum Major of the marching band and lead the school to many 1st place wins in their division. Transitioned to piano and received accolades and recognition for Latin Jazz improvisation by taking 1st place and Grand Sweepstakes in the annual Los Angeles County High School Jazz Band competition. His love for music and enthusiasm for the piano is a welcome addition to The Hollywood Piano family.
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Mario Merdirossian

Pianist Mario Merdirossian takes on a number of roles at the company. He is on faculty of the Hollywood Piano School of Performing Arts (HPSOPA) and Artistic Director of the American Piano Institute, a Moresister institutional company of Hollywood Piano. He is a former Professor of Piano at the National University of Buenos Aires-Tandil, conducted master classes at the University of Mississippi, the Catholic University of Lima, Peru, El Camino College, Saddleback College and other educational institutions.
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Andres Martinez

Andres Martinez has been with Hollywood Piano the longest of any employee at since 1995. His duties include organizing the piano inventory for all three locations and being sure that Moreour pianos are in tip-top condition when they arrive at our customers homes. He also makes customer service calls. Andres is originally from Durango, Mexico and now lives in Palmdale with his wife, two beautiful daughters and one son.
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Remington Tang

Remington Tang has been with Hollywood Piano since 2009. At age 7 he started piano studies and was a piano prodigy. At age 15, he was one of the youngest students ever accepted as a “special talented Morestudent” of piano performance by Nanjing University of The Arts and graduated at age 19! Following his graduation, Remington was hired in their piano department working as an assistant piano instructor and a few years later promoted to an associate professor. Remington has 30 years experience performing and teaching and is currently serving as a board member of Los Angeles Young Pianist Competition ( LAYPC ). Using his strong background in music education and pianos he began working as a marketing consultant in the piano industry. Currently he is the general manager of Hollywood Piano Pasadena. He brings an unprecedented knowledge of musical repertoire to the piano selection process.
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Rene Vanasse

Rene Vanasse has been associated with Hollywood Piano and Glenn Treibitz since 1993. She has worked as a pianist, teacher, salesperson, digital piano demonstrator and panelist on their radio Moreprogram Piano Bar Tonight. She was one of the youngest children ever accepted at the USC music school and at the same time she was a budding child star working for the movie studios singing, dancing and being trained to be the next Shirley Temple. Today Rene is an internationally known concert pianist, lecturer and teacher in addition to helping out at Hollywood Piano.
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Leigh Moore

Leigh Moore has been a musician most of her life. She plays multiple instruments and has been a teacher to many students over her career.She’s worked in the piano industry for over 20 years and held
More such positions as inventory specialist, customer service manager, sales and events administrator, sales representative, and store manager. She enjoys educating clients about pianos so they understand which piano will be right for them and their family. Leigh is an alumnus of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita where she’s resided for over 25 years. If you have questions regarding music or pianos, she’ll help you find answers.
Javier-Barahona

Javier Barahona

Javier Barahona is a pianist and producer from Atlanta GA, and has been making music since the age of 8. He moved across the country in search to fill lives with music to as many people as possible. MoreHe joined the Hollywood Piano Company in 2021, and with his knowledge of pianos and enthusiastic personality he is able to provide a great experience in sales. Being a professional jazz pianist and having a love for southern blues, Javier has worked along side multiple radio and talk shows in Atlanta at a young age.
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Hal Ratliff

While relatively new to the piano business having joined the Hollywood Piano team in 2020, Hal Ratliff is not new to pianos. He began playing piano at the age of 8 and after graduating from college with Morea degree in music theory and composition Hal moved from his native Alabama to southern California to pursue a music career. He soon landed a touring job with 60’s duo The Righteous Brothers and spent about 8 years on the road doing international concert appearances. He left the road to start a family and began playing locally in a variety of venues including country clubs,theme parks, night clubs, restuarants, churches, hotels, and recording studios. After a 40 year career performing Hal has extensive knowledge of electronic as well as acoustic pianos and brings his perspective of a professional performer to his customers at Hollywood piano.
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George Morales

George Morales joined Hollywood Piano in June 2019, George is in charge of social media marketing, he is also the videographer for our podcast and YouTube channel. Georges’ tasks include daily updates Moreto our social platforms, updates to website inventory etc. George Morales comes from a cinematography background of extreme sports, filming with professional athletes around the world. George has had the pleasure of filming with some of the top companies in skating boarding today such as Nike SB, Zumiez, DGK, Mountain Dew to name a few. George has also ventured into different types of filming and directing, helping one particular social media influencer grow his youtube channel to 700k subscribers. George is glad to be part of the Hollywood Piano team and excited to show off his talents for Hollywood Piano.
Dina-Guerra

Dina Guerra

Dina Guerra joined Hollywood Piano in 2020 and has progressively come to be a part of multiple facets of operations within Hollywood Piano and its multiple locations. Dina helps the entire Moreteam at our not-to-be-missed sales events, coordinates with our piano technicians to get you the service you need, works with the best piano movers in the greater Los Angeles area, and is always willing to find a solution & arrange the right resources. With more than 10 years of hands-on experience in office administration, accounting and customer service, Dina will ensure all details are covered from beginning to end, promptly and professionally. Outside of Hollywood Piano, Dina enjoys doting on her tiny dog, Smoochie, experimenting with new cooking recipes, and outdoor recreations.
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Alex Lavruk

Alex Lavruk was welcomed into the Hollywood Piano team in 2020, Alex has over 20 years of experience in the piano business winning multiple awards in sales.
MoreHe also teaches music part time at San Bernardino Community College in which he has been doing for nearly 20 years. Alex has a Master Degree from two different countries. Alex is a multi instrumentalist playing the piano since the age of 10 as-well as the accordion since the young age of 7. Alex is excited to showcase his sales skills for Hollywood Piano.
Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez considers Hollywood Piano his second home, he grew up around the company since the day he was born. He is the son of Andres Martinez the longest working employee of Hollywood Piano.
MoreAndrew officially joined our team in 2019, his responsibilities consist of those similar to his fathers which include arranging the piano inventory and ensuring that our pianos arrive in excellent condition at our customers’ homes. He also takes calls from customers, helps with maintenance and the restoration of some of our used inventory. On his off time Andrew is part of a Band, writing and composing Spanish music.
David Franco

David Franco

David Franco has officially been with Hollywood Piano since 2019. He is the son of Burbank Sales Manager Gus Franco. David has been around music instruments his whole life.
More Davids task consist of piano repairs,restoration and ensuring that our pianos arrive in excellent condition at our customers’ homes. David is also an artist but not a musical artist, his art consist of painting and sketching on his off time in which he has been very passionate about since the age of 5. His love for working with and around pianos makes him a welcome addition to The Hollywood Piano family.
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Delilah

Delilah is our store mascot. She was a rescue Glenn adopted and comes to the store with him daily. She’s a sweet, friendly soul and a music lover. Delilah can sit for hours listening to piano music.
MoreIf you’d like to meet her, let us know. But be warned she likes to have her belly rubbed and might expect you to do so.