Music Lesson Programs

Muriel Long began teaching piano in 1959 and since that time two things have been very clear to those who know her, she is a passionate music maker and a heck of a salesperson! She grew up playing the Hammond and found that even as a teenager, she loved teaching music!  While giving lessons at a...
Vincent Marinelli played saxophone during the rock-and-roll era as well as oboe for several orchestras and symphonies.  All along he taught music.  His passion for musical instruments lead to opening a repair shop that ultimately became a music retail store.  Expert Woodwind Services, Inc., was...
John McCarthy has been running a music studio and teaching guitar lessons since the 1990s. After a conversation with his sister, he realized if he recorded and distributed his lessons on video, he could reach many more people who wanted to learn to play guitar. His approach includes getting people...
John McCrea was born and raised in Billings, Montana, where he first discovered his passion for music. He played the clarinet and was inspired by his band director to teach music in public schools, which John did for 35 years. By the time he retired from teaching, he and his family were living in...
Paul McDermott is one of the most passionate music retailers you will ever meet!  As founder of Hot Licks Guitar Shop in Waldorf, Maryland, Paul has used his passion to bring the joy of music making to countless number of his customers over the years.  He has established an impressive lesson...
Ellen McDonald is a passionate music retailer who has strived to create programs and events that encourage her community to take part in active music making. Hartland Music, located in Hartland, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee, is home to over 2000 weekly music students and has become the...
Tom Merritt is the general manager for The Music Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the right hand man for the company's president, Jim Paulsen.  The two have worked side by side for several decades and both feel their main goals in business are to serve those who walk in the door.  Customer service...
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,...
Hiro Miyaji is the president of Miyaji Music, which opened in 1917 in Japan.  He later expanded the wholesale business his grandfather started to include retailing.  The company began providing wood instrument accessories such as violin bows.  Miyaji Music had been distributing their products all...
Diane Moore witnessed the need for a store that was dedicated to sheet music and the needs of local music teachers. After investigating the idea she decided to open her own retail store there in Anchorage, Alaska. The Keyboard Cache has enjoyed the support of both school and private teachers. It...

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