It is hard to miss Bill Harris Music on University Avenue. The unique glass front shows off shiny new drum sets, pianos, and more. Driving by I couldn’t resist a peek inside. “Can I help you find something?” said a man seated behind a desk. It didn’t take long for Mr. Harris and I to strike up a conversation. Bill has been in business for 61 years. At one time his Provo store was the largest distributor of pianos in the state. Bill admits that pianos don’t sell as well these days. “Kids want to learn to play the guitar these days,” Bill told me, “it is easier to learn than the piano. That takes commitment.” The sales floor holds a loose collection of musical instruments arranged haphazardly. Guitars on one side, pianos on the other, and everything else randomly distributed. Stacks of paperwork mixed with sheet music clutters Bills desk, along with leftovers from lunch. I asked him if the apparent disarray in the store was planned, “it just happened that way,” he said.
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