From music to art
Growing up, Dustin Saied was the third generation to work in his family business, Saied Music. Today, he is a visual artist, too.
It took Dustin Saied, son of Bob Saied, about three months to paint the Steinway, which Saied Music restored to playing condition.
Growing up, Dustin Saied was the third generation to work in his family business, Saied Music. These days, he is found not among instruments, but among patrons at PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse, where he is general manager. He also is surrounded by his paintings, several of which hang in the dining room.
Saied mostly works in acrylics. But he made local headlines a few years ago when he hand-stenciled and spray-painted a 1919 Steinway piano with various art deco and musical themes and Tulsa landmarks. A promotional piece for Saied Music, the piano has traveled around town but is currently at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum at 2445 S. Peoria Ave. “It’s a personal highlight of what Tulsa means to me,” Saied says of the musical masterpiece.