About: Our Team

Our friendly staff is here to serve your needs. Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions or comments that you might have.

Jack O´Neill III
President, O´Neill´s Music

Jack, son of the founder, is a graduate of LSU School of Music. He spent 8 years in New York working as a professional singer, the highlight as tenor soloist for Dr Norman Vincent Peale at Marble Collegiate Church. Jack has been running O´Neill´s since 1972 and has gained a vast knowledge of the piano world and can leverage his many industry relationships throughout the country to find virtually any piano someone may desire. Though semi-retired Jack continues to be active and involved in the business and in the Baton Rouge musical community. If you wish to contact Jack simply call the store or email him at and his son Raph will get the message to him since he has no idea how to check his email.

Raph O´Neill
General Manager, O´Neill´s Music

Raph, Jack´s son, has been involved in the business since 1984. Raph studied at LSU and performed with LSU´s A Cappella choir while studying business administration. Since assuming the managerial duties of O´Neill´s in 2009, Raph has strived to make the business an even greater asset for the Baton Rouge musical community. Focusing on the Baton Rouge area piano teachers, LSU School of Music, and The Manship Theatre, Raph´s vision is for playing the piano to continue to enjoy strong cultural support. By opening the O´Neill´s Performance Space, sponsoring the O´Neill´s Monster Concert Program, and providing unique performance spaces for piano recitals like The Manship Theatre, O´Neill´s support for pianists continues to grow. If you would like to contact Raph directly you may call the store or email him at

Greg Boles
Piano Technician/Piano Sales, O´Neill´s Music

Greg has been with O´Neill´s since 1992. He began as a piano salesman and in 2001 started tuning pianos. He is a graduate of Yamaha´s Little Red Schoolhouse, the premier piano technician training program in the industry. He is fully trained to service all pianos we sell here at O´Neill´s. Greg graduated from LSU School of Music with a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Music Education and was a member of the LSU Tiger Marching Band. Greg´s enthusiasm for music as well as being married to a very talented piano teacher gives him a unique perspective when assessing someone´s musical needs. Greg is normally on the road servicing pianos, to reach him simply leave a message at the store or email him at

Katherine Jones
Piano Sales/Piano Teacher, O´Neill´s Music

Katherine just started with O´Neill´s in 2009 but has been active as a piano teacher in the Baton Rouge area for over 30 years. She studied with Eugenia O´Reilly and currently offers group and individual lessons for all ages. With her educational background Katherine is very comfortable assisting parents with their musical needs. She understands what it takes to learn the piano and knows how to match the right instrument with the right person. To contact Katherine she is at the store everyday until 3:00 when she begins teaching or simply email her a

Nancy Salassi
Piano Teacher, O´Neill´s Music

Nancy Has been teaching piano at O´Neill´s for over 17 years. She graduated from LSU School of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Music. A long time member of BRMTA (Baton Rouge Music Teachers Association) formally serving as Festival Chairman for 7 years. She takes students of all ages, gives lessons once a week for 30 minutes, and has a yearly recital. If you would like more information of lesson availability you may contact Nancy at the store or email her at