Drums

Phillip Stanger began playing drums at an early age and took lessons from the famed percussionist, Roy Knapp. Phil remembers with great joy the first time he walked into Frank’s Drum Shop in Chicago. Years later he would teach out of the world-renowned percussion store and over the years got to...
John Stebal owns the Stebal Drum shop outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  The store was originally called Stebal Music when his father opened it.  When John took over the store he decided to focus on his main instrument, the drums, for which he knew he could teach and provide top level service.  In...
Jackie Stein, like so many of her co-workers at Remo Inc, feels a strong family bond with many of the employees.  It is a tempo set by the founder, Remo Belli, who spends time each day he is in the office talking to the employees and working in the factory.  The effect of his leadership style is...
Cal Stelly began working for Remo Inc right after serving in the US Military.  When Cal began working for the company, Remo Inc had only been around 7 years.  Cal was able to watch the company expand over the years and played a role in its growth.  He worked in several departments and supervised a...
Jody Stephens, along with three of his friends, formed the influential rock band Big Star and went on to recording several albums with the band. The band cut their early demos and all of their studio recordings at Ardent Studios in Memphis. The studio's founder, John Fry, took a liking to Jody and...
Jochen Stock is the president of Just Music in Berlin Germany, one of (if not the) largest music retail stores in the world!  With a space of 7000 square meters, the vast store is equally impressive with the industry and knowledgeable staff members.  Jochen has always been focused on the best...
David Strait is one of two sons of original Strait Music Company owner and founder, Dan Strait. During his interview David talked about growing up working with their father in a true family business. David has been very successful as the head of the piano department for over 40 years and expanded...
Robert Strait is proud of the music retail traditions that his father developed when their family owned store was first established back in 1967. Since that time, his father, Dan, along with his brother, David, expanded the store to offer a complete line of musical instruments as well as lessons...
Clint Strait was born in Austin, TX and is the 3rd generation to work for the Strait Music Company. Clint is carrying on his family’s tradition of great customer service and selection to provide the community with a one-stop store for all their music instrument needs. Always looking towards the...
Logan Swords has always been passionate about music and about promoting music makers. As a young child he began playing drums and found out first-hand the benefits of music making. When he opened his own music retail shop in Fort Worth, Texas, he found himself in the position of bringing those...

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