1989, in Costa Mesa, California, as a full time endeavor,
the Talking Owner's Manuals founders are avid portable musical
keyboard fanatics. Both founders, Tom Piggott (originally
from Massachusetts) and Dan Hakala (from Michigan) purchased
their first portable keyboards in 1963. Since then, they
have played, taught, arranged, written about, created music
curricula and textbooks, designed sounds and panel layouts,
modified, amplified, composed with, performed and recorded
with many famous artists on major record labels and in concert,
marketed and promoted the use of these fantastic electronic
keyboard music making machines.
they have owned over 300 varied models of acoustic and electric
pianos, organs, synthesizers, bass keyboard units, analog
and digital keyboards and pianos. The musically trained
college-grad founders have played on many LPs, CDs, TV performances,
even with symphony orchestras, show and club groups and
stage bands internationally. They have conducted seminars
about electronic keyboards at dozens of universities and
have been employees or consultants to over 15 worldwide
keyboard manufacturing companies since they began working
for ARP Synthesizers, a pioneer of music synthesizers, in
1973. They have provided services to many manufacturers,
and are "settled in", providing extensive third
party support for CASIO keyboards.
company specializes in the musical education business via
mail order, creating instructional materials, accessories,
and marketing products for CASIO keyboard hobbyists - both
amateurs and professionals. Talking Owner's Manuals has
created over 100 "talking" (non-printed) manuals
for music products since its inception. The company stocks
over 200 musically related items tested for use with CASIO
keyboards, to make playing portable keyboards fun, enjoyable
and rewarding for all skill levels. They believe their selection
and variety is the largest available in the United States.
company refuses to sell its mailing list of inquirers and
customers, and maintains the highest standards of security
for all credit card transactions. Over 500,000 recorded
instructional programs have been purchased from Talking
some previous satisfied customers have had to say about Talking
don't remember the exact time on Tuesday afternoon that I placed
my order but it was rather late EST. Lo and behold the order
arrived at noon today, Thursday. That's less than two days from
California to Florida. In addition to first class merchandise,
I received better than first class service. THANK YOU!
A very satisfied customer...
Here's "Dusty" at the Casio CTK-530 keyboard!
you so much for sending me the tape, How to Operate and Enjoy
Your WK-1500 Keyboard. It has been very helpful and I have side
two yet to go.
received your tapes and am absolutely delighted. they are helping
me a great deal.
just wanted to say Thank you for the T.O.M. - I received a Casio
CTK-1000 for Christmas and I really enjoy playing it, but there
were alot of functions that I didn't underatand ... I ordered
the T.O.M. cassette and now I'm more excited than ever about
playing. Not only do I understand what all the buttons are for,
I know the capability of the keyboard and how great each rhythm
and each tone can sound ... I was "sounding" experienced
the same night. It was like having my own instructor. This is
great!! Thank you!!!
Never Be Embarassed Video and CD are the Grand
Staff of learning and enjoyment.
up the good work.
really am enjoying all the orders I have made so far. Thanks
a thank you to the gentleman who answered the phone, on 4/3/95
at 9:05, was very helpful and patient with questions from a
new, mediocre Casio owner.
appreciate your help. Your quick response shows that you care
about your customers.
am writing to let you know how much I am enjoying my new Casio
110 - I sent for the cassette explaining the instructions. I
found this to be most useful
and I couldn't learn this without this detail. It should be
ordered cassette 2/12/97 ... nice job!
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