NASMD

Tim Jones brings both passion and a dedication to the customers he serves in Texas. Starting his first store in Midland in 2003, Tim expanded to the communities of Odessa and Abilene. Tim makes it a direct point to provide support to the communities he serves in the form of local scholarships to...
Gene Monnig is the owner of Cadenza Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The store is an important place for music teachers in and around the Twin Cities as Cadenza keeps close tabs on the method books and sheet music requested by students both in school and private lessons.  More than the sheet music...
Scott Summerhays was the President of the company his parents established in Salt Lake City back in 1936. Scott and his brother Briant worked together to grow the family business and eventually split the company into separate entities, both based in Utah. Scott had been a key player within NASMD...
Nancy Vernon and her husband, Gene Monnig, own and operate Cadenza Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Nancy is very active with the music teachers in and around the area and works hard to build those relationships so the store can best serve the needs of teachers and students alike. The store, which...
Jerry Portman learned so much from his father and his grandfather about how to treat customers.  Those lessons became key as Jerry set out to not only take over the family’s music store, but to expand it over the years.  The small shop, which his father, Ben Portman, began in 1936, became the...
Lynn White may downplay the role she has played within their family’s music store business, but for all those who have been to White House of Music, her spark and passion for music are very evident.  Her husband’s cousin opened a small music store in Waukesha, Wisconsin back in 1955 in order to...
Bill Causey had a long history of music in his family.  His father was a band director and both his father’s brother and sister were fine musicians.  Bill had great memories of the family dinners being followed by a sing along and music making!  While earning his music education degree he worked...
Bob Knight came into the music industry right after World War II and watched instruments slowly make their way back into the music stores.  He was hired by CG Conn and enrolled in their band repair school, which was filled mostly with former soldiers, as Bob recalled.  The Conn Company asked Bob to...
Connie Smith is the Vice President of Ward-Brodt Music in Madison, Wisconsin. She grew up in music and enjoyed playing music as a young girl, going on to study music in college.  While in college she applied for an internship at Ward Brodt Music, where she has been ever since!  She worked her way...
Malcolm McFadyen served as president of the family music store just as his father and grandfather did before him.  Malcolm worked with his father to establish many of the procedures for the store, including the personnel manual and the employee’s handbook.  The handbook outlined the philosophy for...

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