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Anthony J. Cirone

Anthony J. Cirone, the percussionist, author, composer and educator, stresses the importance of creating a strong work ethic to his students in hopes that it will prove an invaluable trait no matter the career.  He...

Dave Coontz

Dave Coontz is a regular sight at NAMM Shows each year behind the counter within the Shubb booth and as it turns out, he played a big part in that company’s success.  Rick Shubb was passionate about playing...

Robert Cray

Robert Cray walked into his local music store as a kid and dreamed of owning his own Fender Stratocaster. After years of playing the blues, his career took off to the point that Fender approached him to create a Robert...

Sheila E.

Sheila E. sat down for her NAMM Oral History interview to discuss the importance of music and music education, as well as her early musical experiences.  She has always believed her earliest exposer to music, such...

David Hall

David Hall is the sales and marketing Vice President for Pro Active Websites, a company founded by Bill Walzak.  David’s passion for his job is evident in the smile and handshake you receive at every trade...

Tim Laskey

Tim Laskey founded the Wyman Piano Company.  After a long and successful career with some of the top names in the music industry, such as Wurlitzer and Baldwin, Tim wanted to introduce a new line of pianos to the...

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been running a music studio and teaching guitar lessons since the 1990s. After a conversation with his sister, he realized if he recorded and distributed his lessons on video, he could reach many...

Lane Zastrow

Lane Zastrow was playing professionally and even teaching music as a teenager.  His main instrument, the accordion!  After years on the road, Lane made his way into the print world.  In 1967, Lane joined...

NAMM In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2012

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2012.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California in January...

NAMM In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2014

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2013 and early 2014.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim,...

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