Music Lesson Programs

Tony Lovello began playing accordion when he was five years old, thanks to the fact that his father was a professional musician.  Tony performed on stage, television, radio and in the movies, along with teaching and selling the accordion.  He was an early adapter of the Roland electric accordion...
Lauren Haas Amanfoh started answering phones at age three and began writing rental contracts at age 10. She grew up in a music store, and went on to receive her degree from Ohio State University. She professionally performs on the French horn at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, and is now the...
Larry Gosch is the owner of Encore Music in Auburn, California, and a long-time recording engineer.  In fact, he has been recording bands and singers for nearly as long as he has been playing the guitar.  As owner of Encore, Larry understands the importance of grabbing the attention of motorists...
Jerry Woods really enjoyed working in music stores.  As a musician, it gave him a day job.  As a passionate music maker, it gave him the incredible feeling of placing a guitar in the hands of a young player.  After working for Skip’s Music in Sacramento, California, for several years, he had the...
Ted Kraut loves teaching guitar!  It's in his blood and very evident to anyone who talks to Ted for over a minute. His passion has inspired thousands of students over the years, first when he taught at Canoga Music and in more recent years when he bought the business and focused on forming its...
Bill Jones is the founder of Bill Jones Music in Knoxville Tennessee.  The retailer started in 1973 with a focus on piano and organs, which was during the height of the organ boom. Over the years the store has developed to fit the changing needs of its customers and has become a full line music...
Ann Patrick Green is the founder of Patrick Music School in Fullerton, California and the music teacher who provided training lessons during the NAMM Shows.  Her passion has always been centered around teaching, so when she had the opportunity to open a music school she jumped at the chance.  For...
David Dawkes is proud of his family's connection with the music industry. It was his grandfather who formed Dawkes Music. After losing hearing in one ear from playing in a band, his grandfather took to repairing instruments in his garage. This is where their family business began. From simple...
Jon Dawkes talked about the long-term vision of music education promotion at Dawkes Music during his NAMM Oral History interview. With help from brother David, Jon puts great effort in to creating musicians within the local schools. One of Dawkes Music’s first promotional steps began with a...
Deena Bird began teaching piano while she was still a teenager.  She later established her own music school, which for a while was located in the Steinway Gallery of her hometown of San Antonio, Texas.  One day while walking in the hall she met Lyle Bird, the father of the store’s owner.  Well, the...

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