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Michael Kirman was on hand for the 50 Year Milestone Awards during the 2015 NAMM Show.  The award went to Steve's Music, a chain of stores in Canada, which were established by Michael's father in 1965.  Since his father’s passing, Michael and his team of veteran store managers and salesmen, have...
Don Kong is the manager of Music Village in San Jose, California.  Don worked for a few other music companies before begging to be hired by the store's founder, Joe Teixeina, in the early 1990s.  Don has worked alongside Joe, who established Music Village in 1964, and has worked hard to maintain...
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Company serves as a focal point for the music makers all around the DC area and is one of the premier music retail stores in the country.  The store also stands as a lasting tribute to the man behind the name, Mr. Chuck Levin.  Mr. Levin passed away before he could...
Robert Levin was the youngest of Chuck and Marge Levin’s three children, literally growing up in the store.  From his earliest memories,  he can remember observing and learning his father’s many successful traits and techniques that were at the core of building such a successful business. Along...
Melvyn Libman was a child prodigy and toured the world as a classical pianist.  He performed in many of the grand concert halls in Europe and Town Hall in New York City.  When he decided to settle down and start a family one of his business ideas was to open a music store.  Libman Music, which...
Les Lillo grew up in the music industry; his parents founded Lillo's Music in 1963.  Les recalls growing up and working in the family business, playing drums in the family band and performing in and around his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He recollects aspects of the music industry in...
Victor Lillo Jr. grew up in the music industry attending his first NAMM when he was 12 years old at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. Vic reflects on his exposure to music and how a good attitude is a key to success.  He founded the Johnny Guitar Corporation in Hollywood, CA. (est. 1988) and...
Vic Lillo Sr. and his wife Doreen started business in 1963, opening Lillo’s School Of Modern Music Ltd, a music school and retail music store in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Lillo’s Music has become an established and unique landmark known for its professional music instruction, customer service and...
Rod Lindner and his wife Sally truly own and operate a mom and pop music store.  They have no employees, so when they are sick or out of town, the store is closed.  Lindner Music is located in the small farming community of Watertown, South Dakota.  They do little advertising because the people who...
Joe Lindner has a real passion for playing and teaching music.  He gives lessons, mostly on drums and guitar, in his parents’ music store, Lindner Music in Watertown, South Dakota.  Joe is also the instrument repair technician for the store, having gone to school for his training.  The repairs he...

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