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Russ Miller, drummer on more than 400 albums including Tina Turner, Hilary Duff, and Andrea Bocelli, has always had a passion for music. During his 2008 interview for the Oral History Project, Russ discusses how important it is to connect to the music and his 3 important rules for keeping his...
Kevin Mitchell wrote the MMR cover story in 2009 dedicated to the NAMM Oral History program and has been a strong advocate and supporter ever since! His background in music (he played the piano as a child and would graduate from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music) and his love of journalism (he feels his...
Gene Monnig is the owner of Cadenza Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The store is an important place for music teachers in and around the Twin Cities as Cadenza keeps close tabs on the method books and sheet music requested by students both in school and private lessons.  More than the sheet music...
Andy Moseley was right next to his brother's side when they took a loan for $500 to start a guitar company they called Mosrite! The legendary guitar brand became a vital part of the boom in sales following the rise of rock and roll. A large part of the brand’s popularity was related to a special...
Michael O’Dorn still remembers the moment he met one of his musical heroes, Merle Travis. Mr. Travis flicked a thumb pick to young Michael, who soon developed an even greater appreciation for the man and his music. The two became friends and Michael worked long and hard to understand and later...
Bruce Pearson developed his own methods of teaching students music, which became the center of his three successful book series for Kjos Music Publishing.  He taught music in the public schools in Minnesota for over thirty years and began making note of what students at each level could and couldn'...
Gordon B. Peters has spent decades performing, teaching and composing for the percussive arts. He has worked to provide meaningful tools to students and teachers alike while keeping his techniques fresh and new. As a performer he has pushed hard to design new formulas and new styles while keeping...
Bill Piburn wrote four method books for the Mel Bay Publishing Company on the art of guitar playing.  His writing was well received by many who praised him for his unique and easy to understand style.  Finger Style Guitar magazine had printed only its first issue and was looking for a writer when...
Rufus Reid spoke eloquently of his musical mentor and friend, Eddie Harris. He recalled the passion for musical innovation that was so much apart of Eddie’s life. Rufus himself is constantly trying to reach out musically to gain something new, just as his role model did. Rufus was a bit modest...
Del Rey lives and breathes musical passion! Since she was a child she had the skills and desire to communicate through music and soon realized her playing brought happiness to others. The bonus is that music brings her great joy too! Early in her career she played guitar in rock bands and thanks to...

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