We created a music store where there previously had been none (despite a sketchy economy) with the sole purpose of providing the musical community with the resources they desperately needed. Our customers are the reason for our success and are the driving factor for us. We are musicians, students and educators serving musicians, students and educators. The primary factors for our success: 1. We are focused on friendly and helpful customer service. 2. We aggressively advertise and evangelize our store(s). 3. We contribute to community-centered non profit organizations. 4. We employ music industry professionals with a high degree of credibility. 5. We provide products and services that our customers tell us they need.
Upbeat Music in Crestview Fl was conceived in Nov. 2011 Doors opened in Mar. 2013 with 3 FT employees, no music teachers, no internet presence & no repair or rental facilities. Our primary motivators were the many musicians, churches and school music programs in our area but no music stores within an hour drive. Our primary goal: provide a full line of products and services for musicians at all skill/ambition levels focusing on serving our community. We currently have 6 FT employees, 2 PT employees and 9 music teachers with over 150 active students in our lesson program. Our facility has grown from approx. 3000 sq.ft. to over 3800 sq.ft. including 5 lesson studios, a sound isolated drum booth and a world-class musical instrument repair shop headed by Mark Vandermark, 30yr veteran master craftsman. Many eCommerce and social sites via Pricebeat Music's web store, Facebook, eBay and Amazon stores & Upbeat Music's websites. Musical instrument sales were over 30% higher than projections for the first year. Our lesson, school band rental & repair numbers were off the charts. We are authorized dealers for Fender, Yamaha, Schecter, Ibanez, Martin, Deering, Roland, Casio, Sonor, Morgan Monroe, Jupiter, Ernie Ball, LP, Gibralter & many more. Major promotions..all-day live music Grand Opening with raffle for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. International Guitar Month giveaway with WKSM 99Rock Fender guitar giveaway each weekday. Store pix at http://ow.ly/kAsJ1