Nebraska

Dick Carlson spoke in a soft and sincere tone when he described the family feeling working at Wurlitzer in DeKalb, Illinois. Dick joined the company that proclaimed “Wurlitzer Means Music to Millions” as a sales representative in 1955. He traveled to music retail stores to fulfill their products...
Chuck Dadisman grew up on a farm and went to school to become a school music teacher, which he did for five years before moving to Omaha, NE, where he worked in piano and organ retail.  It was at that store that he met one of the mentors in his life, Dick Carlson.  Dick was the road rep for...
Ted Eschliman is the Director of Marketing and Forecast for Dietze Music located in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was educated in college as a band director, which was a bonus in his hiring at Dietze, because the store was looking for someone to head the band and orchestra department; a perfect fit.  Over...
Floyd Hershberger along with his wife Joyce had the dream of opening their own small music store and running it as a family business. The store was established in 1956 in Nebraska and is now being run by their son Brad. Along the way they were witnesses to the good old days of the Beatles and the...
Brad Hershberger’s mother and father opened a music retail store in rural Nebraska in the late 1950s. Brad grew up in the business and worked side by side with his father to develop and market the store’s key services. Brad has focused on maintaining their customer base built up over the years...
Joyce Hershberger and her husband, Floyd, established the Hershberger Music Store in McCook, Nebraska, in 1956. They have enjoyed watching the company grow and become an important part of the community, serving several generations and bringing music into the lives of many. Joyce is particularly...
Tim Pratt is the president and one of the three owners of Dietz Music located in Omaha, Nebraska.  In 1927, Mr. Dietz established a small music store to help provide musical instruments and lessons for the local community.  Over the years the company has focused on serving the needs of the...
Bob Williamson has been involved in the piano and organ business since he was a boy. His father sold Baldwin Pianos out of his barn in Southwest Nebraska. The Williamson Baldwin store never had a store front but called on farms and local families directly. For over 50 years Bob and his father...