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. However, running a music academy simply took away too much time from teaching. 

In June of 2017, Apollo Piano acquired The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts, rounding out our list of services. Sandy is still teaches under the The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts name, and most of the instructors, plus a host of new instructors teach at Apollo Academy. 

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!