Leander Sherman founded Sherman Clay in San Francisco, Calif. in 1870. Leander Sherman worked to bring the finest concert artists and opera stars to the city. Many of them performed at Sherman Clay's own concert hall. In 1892, Sherman Clay was authorized as a Steinway piano dealer. Its retail stores are located in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Walnut Creek, Calif. as well as Seattle, Bellevue and Portland, Ore. with additional offices in Houston, Katy and Willowbrook, Texas. The company s rental programs allows monthly rental fees to be applied to a purchase of brand name pianos including a selection of spinets, consoles, performance uprights, grand pianos, and digital pianos which include headphone capability.