Care service buys former Piano Hospital




Reside Residential Care, which provides care for people with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as mental health diagnoses, has purchased the former home of the School of Piano Technology for the Blind.

Sale of the 1971 building at 2510 East Evergreen Boulevard closed in July. The purchase price was $900,000.

Also, Leal Sylvester, a 1997 graduate of the school who recently returned as lead technician and director of instruction, has taken over the school’s tuning and repair business. Sylvester Tuning and Repair can be reached at 360-241-8026; visit the website at

The School of Piano Technology for the Blind, a vocational school, was founded by Emil Fries in 1949. It shut down earlier this year, citing a lack of students and expanded job opportunities for blind people.