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Judd Goldrich and his brother worked alongside their father, Henry, in the store his grandfather Manny opened in New York City. Manny's became the hub of musical retailing and Judd grew up right in the middle of it! He loved the excitement of new products being introduced in the store and going...
Howie Mendelson played the recorder and trombone in school but, like so many of his generation, picked up the guitar when he heard the Beatles. Unlike most, Howie didn't just see the Fab Four on television, he saw them perform live at Shea Station in New York in 1965 and again in 1966! Nine years...
David Ash recalls the story where his grandmother hocked her wedding ring to help fund the family's store, Sam Ash Music. David's parents and brothers have followed in growing the business and expanding the one location into dozens more. After earning his law degree and practicing law for years,...
Adam Ash likes to joke that he never attended sleep away camp during the summers from school as his summer months were spent in the store, and he wouldn't have had it any other way! Adam's great-grandfather formed Sam Ash Music, with the help of his wife, Adam’s great grandmother. Since then, the...
Bud DiFluri enjoyed a long and successful career in the music industry in both retail and manufacturing. He managed the Yamaha band and orchestra department in New York City with a focus on sales and marketing, which he also focused on while working as the Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for New...
Ian Goldrich grew up with a father who knew the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, making him one of the coolest kids in school. As the owner of Manny's Music, his dad, Henry, knew everyone in music and everything about the gear, a job Ian could not wait to be a part of. Ian worked with his brother, Judd,...
Glendower Jones loves to unearth vocal music that is out of print yet sought after by a singer or choral group.  With a vast collection it's likely he already has what you are looking for and if so he takes pride creating a clean and easy to read edition.  He grew up in Louisiana, where his father...
Sara Faust may be the only music retailer who has won both the Chopin Piano Competition's first prize as well as the Concert Artists Guild's first place award!  In 1996, after her career as a professional classical pianist, Sara and her husband formed Faust Harrison Pianos in New York.  In addition...
Marilyn Puccio and her husband run a true mom and pop music store in Corning, New York.  The store was established as Kelly's Music and young Marilyn took piano lessons in the very store she would later own.  Over the years she and her husband, Dick, became very active within their community, which...
Daniel Puccio grew up in the music store his mom and dad ran in Corning, New York.  As you might guess, the passion for music was passed along to Daniel at a young age.  He played and later taught guitar in the store along with other instruments along the way.  While earning his doctorate in music...

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