Trade Regrets: Jim McEvoy
June 28, 2012
Longtime music retailer and piano tuner, Jim McEvoy, passed away in San Diego on June 17, 2012 after a long battle with Lewy Body dementia.
McEvoy apprenticed as a piano technician in his native Ireland in 1946. The following decade he and his bride moved to San Diego, California where he worked at a local music store before opening McEvoy Music. The store had a well-respected sheet music department, which was originally created by Jim and his wife Margret. After the store closed in 2006, Jim continued to tune and restore pianos, including those for NAMM’s Museum of Making Music.
To view a clip from Jim McEvoy’s 2007 NAMM Oral History interview, click here.