Karen E. Lile, Founding Director
The foundation for Karen Lile's talents at brokering began at an early age, as she traveled around the world, acquiring knowledge of different cultures and developing relationships with people of diverse backgrounds. Her
Working in the piano industry is fascinating. It's amazing how many things interconnect. To understand the piano industry one has to know a bit of everything: international trade relations, manufacturing, customer service, sales, marketing, business administration, operations management, rebuilding, law, government regulations, computer programming, design and technology. …love of communications and writing led to her receiving numerous awards and also a Bachelors Degree in English with Special Honors at the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. She created the concept for Piano Finders which continues to grow and develop.
Karen E. Lile
She is an expert in understanding the piano market place and has acted as an appraiser and consultant for thousands of pianos and clients over the years. She helped design more objective ways to evaluate a piano's worth, based upon market conditions, a detailed examination of the piano's condition and comparison with the new piano marketplace. She has been consulted by thousands of people and organizations, (including buyers, sellers, dealers, technicians, universities, music conservatories and investors) about decisions to buy, sell, rebuild and refinish pianos.
For further information about Karen Lile see her website at KarenLile.com