Music Lesson Programs

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...
Sally Lindner once owned and operated a beauty shop in the small farming community of Watertown, South Dakota.  After her husband, Rod, opened a music store in town, she could hardly wait to get off work so she could run to the store and help out.  After a while she decided to work for the store...
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...
George Miletich Jr. and his brother run Music One Workshop in Kalispell, Montana.  As they continued to play gigs in and around town, they also provided repairs for their bandmates as well as lessons for members of their audiences over the years.  The store, which originally included their father,...
Larry Miletich along with his father and brother began playing music together as a group when they moved to Kalispell, Montana.  As they continued to play gigs in and around town, they kept seeing a need for a store that provided lessons and repairs.  In 1981, the three decided they would open a...
Don Bindrim is the owner of Tooters Music store in Cleveland, Tennessee.  The store focuses on band and orchestra instruments with a strong focus on the local school band programs.  Don’s background is as a music educator and band director with a focus on retaining students between grades,...
Ida Eleck worked alongside her husband who was a big band musician and band director who had the idea of opening a music store.  Ida was thrilled with the idea as it gave her more time to be with her husband.  They called it Royalton Music Center, which is located in North Royalton, Ohio. She soon...
Carol Sides married into the Robert M. Sides Music Center family in the 1960s and soon became an important part of the company’s educational programs and music therapy activity. She worked long and hard to build up the local community bands and symphony orchestra as well as creating support for...
Peter Sides is the president and third generation of his family to operate the Robert M. Sides Music Center Pennsylvania. His grandfather opened the store out of his home, selling and repairing pianos in 1937, and later his parents ran the store. Today, Peter and his sister, Alysha, run the company...
Alysha Sides-Greevy grew up in the music store that her grandfather established in 1937 and has enjoyed working in music retail along side her parents and brother. The Robert M. Sides Music Center began in Williamsport, Pennsylvania when her grandfather tuned and sold pianos out of his home. Alysha...

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