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Dick Puccio opened a music store with his wife after working in both general retailing and the banking industry.  The couple took over a small store in Corning, New York to make it their own.  The store is a true mom and pop operation with their son Daniel and daughter Kate growing up in the...
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...
Brian Reardon, owner of Monster Music in Levittown, New York, got his start manufacturing record racks to house albums and songbooks in record stores. One of his customers was Monster Music. Brian went on to eventually purchase Monster Music in 2005 and discovered his love for music retail. About a...
Camille Scheidemann is the current owner of Frank and Camille’s Piano Store on Long Island, New York. For her, it all started when Dennis Awe, the young, amazingly talented organist/store owner told Camille’s father he would teach her to play if they purchased the Lowrey Heritage organ. That...
Bob Scheiwiller taught music for three years before landing a job at a music store; the very first store he would later purchase. Bob bought and opened several music stores over the years beginning in the early 1970s, with a strong focus on band instruments. Also beginning in the early 1970s, Bob...
Jim Trimper, Sr. is the president of Denton, Cottier & Daniels, a chain of piano and organ stores in the upstate New York area.  The company was formed in 1827 and thus has a long history in each of the communities of their store locations and a dedication to service that Jim has continued...

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