Fox Music on NBC ‘Nightly News’ this week for keeping piano art alive

NBC News correspondent Harry Smith (left) watches a student play a piano at Fox Music in North Charleston.

Fox Music, an instrument store in North Charleston, was in the spotlight Thursday evening on NBC’s “Nightly News” program.

The segment, filmed in Charleston, centered on the waning art of piano, and how Fox Music has remained relevant and successful over the years, despite the changing tastes in American culture.

The first Fox Music Store was opened in Charleston in 1928 by Otto Fox, and the business at 3005 W. Montague Ave. is now run by his grandson, Charles Fox.

“If you live anywhere near Charleston, and you want to buy a piano, Fox Music Store is the place to go, in fact, it’s the only place to go,” said reporter Harry Smith as he describes how piano dealers have struggled to survive in modern times.

Smith also visited Oscar Rivers, a pianist at Morris Brown AME Church at 13 Morris St., and called his music “heavenly.”

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