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Richard Blackford

Richard Blackford is the noted classical composer who studied at the Royal College of Music in England before becoming the assistant to Hans Werner Henze in Rome.  His works are heard at the ballet and in the opera...

Lori Frazer

Lori Frazer’s mother taught piano and organ, which was the foundation for her own passion for music.  When Lori was a small child, her mother purchased a piano for the home, which later would serve Lori for...

Anthony Macari

Anthony Macari is the Managing Director of the music shop in London, England named by his father.  Macari’s Musical Instruments first opened in 1958 and was established by Joe and Larry Macari.  Anthony...

Clive Roberts

Clive Roberts has wonderful memories of his parent’s passion for music.  His mother played piano and his father performed his own songs on the ukulele-banjo for the troops during World War II.  Clive...

Lee Rocker

Lee Rocker formed a punk rock style group that just happened to play rockabilly.  The Stray Cats had a host of hit records, first in England and beginning in the early 1980s in the United States. Uniting their...

Paula Simmons

Paula Simmons wanted to create a shop where good quality instruments could be accessible to all those who came in the store.  As a teacher, Paula was very interested in providing lessons for students of all ages....

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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NAMM Annual In Memoriam Industry Tribute 2013

This video is of our annual NAMM Tribute, created in honor of our members and music industry friends who passed away in 2012 and early 2013.  This Tribute was shown for the first time at the NAMM Show in Anaheim,...

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