David Teeple’s first job in the music industry was working for the large Grinnell Brothers chain in the 1960s, based in Michigan. When he was asked to teach guitar, he had to first learn himself! The experience provided him with the passion for music retail. His store in Port Huron, MI, helped to create a rich community of music in which Dave participates as a musician himself. His leadership within the industry has resulted in several important positions including serving as President of the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and on the NAMM Board.