Hal Leonard Corporation

Colin Bailey has written three drum method books, which are published by Hal Leonard.  The books are based on his own teaching style that he developed over the years with the students he took on while working as a session musician in Los Angeles.  In between studio calls Colin would give lessons to...
Maribeth Barrons is one of the most energetic sales reps you will ever meet!  With great knowledge of the Hal Leonard catalog and an honest interest in helping her customers, Maribeth has served music stores both in the United States and throughout Canada.  Over the years she has established new...
Dan Bauer recalls with pride working with the three founders of Hal Leonard back in the 1970s when he joined the company!  He was there when Keith Mardak took over the business and played a role as CFO in the expansion of the company over the years.  When the accounting department switched over to...
J. Aaron Brown headed up Word Publishing in Nashville between 1970 and 1980. Before that time he had worked with several musicals acts, including the Oak Ridge Boys.  As a songwriter himself, Aaron added his personal knowledge and passion for music to all of the projects he was involved with over...
Bruce Bush cut his teeth in the industry as a music retailer. Just out of college he managed the print music department of Onondaga Music Service in Syracruse, New York. He later owned the store before deciding to take on the role of sales manager for Hal Leonard. A long-time advocate for music...
Sue Collins is proud to mention that her mother was the very first employee of the Milwaukee division of Hal Leonard.  Once Keith Mardak and Art Jensen formed the division, Sue's mom was hired to help run the office.  The office manager for Hal Leonard is much different from the early days,...
Emily Crocker focused on teaching middle school choir when she was a teacher right out of college.  The experience was a wonderful foundation for her as it would lead her to work for Hal Leonard Publishing for many years.  While a teacher she wrote several pieces that were geared towards middle...
Tom Dorn studied jazz trumpet at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The experience cemented his passion for music and soon Tom found himself working for the Wurlitzer retail stores in the Chicago area.  It was 1976 and the Mighty Wurlitzer was a powerhouse with over fifty stores, including...
John F. Edmunds began arranging music as a high school student, when he found that commercially available arrangements were not suitable for his band of non-standard instrumentation. After college and a stint as a US Navy bandsman, John became a college professor, first as assistant director of...
James Gadson is among the most recorded drummers in history!  His career began as a member of the Charles Wright band in the late 1960s and soon expanded to studio work.  James can be heard on thousands of hit recordings with artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Rose Royce.  His Hal Leonard DVD...

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