Music Lesson Programs

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...
Richard Abreau played music in school as a kid but got away from it during most of his professional career.  Then in 2001, upon his retirement, Richard returned to music!  Encouraged by a friend, he walked into Music Village and soon became one of the store’s greatest promoters!  The store was...
Fred Rast is the founder of Fred Rast Mouthpieces and a music lesson instructor for Music Village.  The store is located in San Jose, California and is his musical haven with students and employees he enjoys being surrounded by.  In addition to his long teaching career, Fred began designing his own...
Craig Bosco is a musician and manager of Music Village, a retail store in San Jose, California. Craig's passion for music began at an early age and over the years he has become a professional bass player, all the while enjoying the thrill of working with fellow musicians and gear heads such as...
Wolf Marshall has an awful lot of insight into the styles and gear of rock and blues guitarists.  It helps that Wolf is an amazing player –and teacher.  It also helps that he is a fan of the music and can speak on the developments of styles and even the quintessential licks such as those made...
Bob Lynch is a pioneering independent representative in the era when many manufacturers were slowly phasing out the inside rep.  Bob began playing trumpet at an early age and even provided music lessons at Wallace Music while still in high school.  Bob played in several concert and dance bands...
Bulent Akbay was born in Istanbul and was interested in playing the drums at an early age.  He played throughout school and like other drummers in the area he was always looking for a place to play.  This need led Bulent to form his own drum studio and school, which later included a retail element...
Pete Surowski is the founder of Pete’s Music store in Anaheim, California.  He often uses the tag line that his store is the closest music retailer to the Winter NAMM Show.  While performing as a professional musician, Pete was teaching lessons and decided to open his own store with a teaching...
Cassie Brueckner is the president of Pete’s Music store and the daughter of the founder.  She grew up in the Anaheim, California store, where she learned to repair musical instruments and developed her skills as the store manager to take charge when Pete had a professional gig.  As a brass player,...
Paul Siegel grew up in New York and was fascinated by the impressive record collection of his father, who turned Paul on to music.  Paul later began playing drums, got a kit and played in area bands.  His passion for music led him to attend the Drummers Collective school, which is where he met Rob...

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