Music Lesson Programs

Mike Meyer manages one of the three stores in the Meyer Music chain, which his parents first established in the mid-1960s. At the core of the store is the passion for music making which seems to be in Mike's blood. In addition to the lesson, rental, and retail element of the business, Mike also...
Tom Meyer and his brother and sister represent the second generation of Meyer Music owners. Their parents, Betty and Ted, opened the first store in 1966. Since then they have expanded to three stores, each being run by one of their children. Tom runs the main store and works alongside his parents...
Roy Good, like many, was first influenced by The Beatles when they came over to the United States as part of the British Invasion. After finishing school, Roy took as many college music classes as he could from composition to vocal ensembles. He took his passion for music further when he accepted a...
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...
Jim Anastasi served as the trumpet tester for the King Band Instrument factory in Cleveland, Ohio for nearly 40 years. While testing some 200 instruments a day, Jim worked with some noted musicians including Harry James and Dizzy Gillespie.  In addition to his factory work, Jim was a lifelong...
Stanley Clarke was influenced heavily by music teachers he had as a young student and felt blessed that there was a neighborhood music store that he could explore.  Stanley’s amazing career has covered many styles of music and he has witnessed the changes in acoustic and electric basses along with...
Bob Ryder grew up surrounded by music and began playing saxophone at an early age.  When he and his wife, Janine, had the opportunity to purchase La Jolla Music in the 1990s, Bob was thrilled.  The couple expanded the store’s product line while building new brands of products from overseas.  The...
Jim Peterson started La Jolla Music in 1962, just a few years after his career in music retail began.  Jim worked as a gigging musician in and around San Diego at night and on weekends in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  His day job was as a salesman for a local music store and when an opportunity...
James Owen has been teaching at La Jolla Music nearly since the beginning.  The store was established in 1962 and James started working there just a few years later.  As a teenager, he was the first guitarist to win the Redlands Bowl Youth Artists Auditions, which fueled his passion for music.  He...
David Woo purchased La Jolla Music with a goal to focus on the lesson programs.  His children took music lessons in the store and he wanted to capture the key element of the store by providing its community with music lessons.  David expanded the number of lesson rooms, teachers, and instrument...

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