Author Archive: Michelle Loeb

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A Bushel And A PLEK

A Bushel And A PLEK

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crossroads Guitar Shop 6672 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church VA 22042 703.931.2139 Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm Vince Nettuno, Owner Vince Nettuno had a longstanding love and appreciation of guitars, having been a player since he was 17 years old. However, the idea of owning his own music store didn’t come to him until 2006, when he […]

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Deering Banjo Company’s Artisan Goodtime Banjos

Deering Banjo Company’s Artisan Goodtime Banjos

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been more than 40 years since Greg and Janet Deering started Deering Banjo Company as a family business. In that time, the company has grown into the world’s largest manufacturer of American-made banjos, producing some of the best-made banjos on the market. That certainly includes the Goodtime series, which launched in 1996. To […]

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Spinning A Web Of Instrument Sales

Spinning A Web Of Instrument Sales

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The shopping experience over the last decade has made a huge shift from Main St. to the computer screen, and even the smartphone app. So, it was only a matter of time before someone would merge the worlds of music making and online shopping in a way that was palatable to new and old players […]

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The Mayor Of Rock City

The Mayor Of Rock City

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was two years ago that The Music & Sound Retailer last spoke with Nick Marocco. At the time, Marocco was the Owner of Bluesairmen Guitars, where he and Sales Manager Joey Gaydos sold high-quality, used guitars, basses, amps and effects to Garden City MI music fans. Over time, Bluesairmen Guitars continued to grow. When […]

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Straight From The ‘Hartland’

Straight From The ‘Hartland’

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hartland Music 1125 James Dr. Hartland WI 53029 (262) 367-5333 hartlandmusic.com Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 9am – 2pm Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Piano Technician and CEO Lawrence McDonald, CEO of Hartland Music and the Waukesha County Conservatory, has been a key fixture in the Hartland WI music market […]

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Shine A Light On Maxwell’s House Of Music

Shine A Light On Maxwell’s House Of Music

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Maxwell’s House of Music 1710 E. 10th St. Jeffersonville IN 47130 (812) 283-3304 maxwellshouseofmusic.com Mon – Fri: 12pm – 9pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Mark Maxwell, Owner Mark Maxwell grew up in the musical instrument retail business. His parents opened Mom’s Music in Louisville KY, on the border of southern Indiana, in 1981. Maxwell began […]

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A Music Store With Lots Of Class

A Music Store With Lots Of Class

| March 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bertrand Music Enterprises opened with an eye on the needs of music students in the San Bernardino area and, after three decades of growth and success, it remains a leader in the market and a resource for students and educators throughout the area. Bertrand’s focus on music education can be traced to the background of […]

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Par For the Corson

Par For the Corson

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are a musician in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana IL, there is a strong chance that you’ve had the good fortune of meeting Dyke Corson. Corson has been a fixture of the local music community for multiple decades, having worked in music stores in town since 1973, and having played in […]

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The Only Living MI Store In Salem

The Only Living MI Store In Salem

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Music Workshop 379 S. Broadway Salem NH 03079 Phone: (603) 893-1544 mymusicworkshop.com Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm Sheila Byrne, Vice President and Treasurer In 1977, Sheila Byrne and her future husband, Ed, both having trouble finding jobs they loved in the […]

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2015: The Year In Review

2015: The Year In Review

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retailers Report On The Successes & Challenges That Last Year Brought As the music products industry was putting the finishing touches on yet another year, The Music & Sound Retailer reached out to four retailers to get not only their take on 2015, but also their hopes and predictions for the year ahead. The four […]

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