Lance and Brenda Lafargue
Craig Mulcahy photo
Lafargue Pianos sells pianos and so much more. They also sell portable keyboards, violins and sheet music. They rent and appraise instruments and offer lessons for young and old. The business is owned by Brenda and Lance Lafargue. Lance is a skilled technician in piano maintenance and restoration and Brenda handles the business office and sheet music department.
“We sell several brands pianos but we are the local Yamaha dealer and Yamaha is the leader not only in acoustic pianos but technology-enhanced pianos as well,” says Brenda Lafargue. We also offer “hybrid” pianos, which are digital instruments with real wooden keys for a 100-percent real experience.”
At Lafargue Piano the staff asks a series of questions to find out the pianist’s ability level, the lifestyle of the family and then they discuss the best options available..
“Investment value and technology are also a consideration when deciding the type of instrument to buy,” says Lafargue. “Today, you don’t just choose upright or grand, you also choose from digitals, hybrids and more.”
When asked what kind of piano the family owns Brenda says: “Well, with three kids and a piano dealership, we are always swapping out pianos – it’s become a family joke. Our favorite is the Yamaha Disklavier player because it can be controlled by an iPhone or iPad from anywhere in the home and it plays endlessly – any genre, very accurately, at any volume. You just have to see it to believe it.”
1828 Veterans Memorial Blvd. | Metairie | 831-3008