Sheet Music

Sue Chafin brings an honest smile and warm greeting to all those who walk into Chafin Musiccenter in Lake Worth, Florida.  After marring Jeff, the son of the founder of the store, she worked in a doctors office for several years.  When the opportunity came to join her husband and father-in-law in...
Emily Crocker focused on teaching middle school choir when she was a teacher right out of college.  The experience was a wonderful foundation for her as it would lead her to work for Hal Leonard Publishing for many years.  While a teacher she wrote several pieces that were geared towards middle...
Anita DeBlasio manages the Union Ave. location of Music Village in San Jose, California.  The store was established by Joe Teixeina in 1964 to serve the musicians and to foster music in the lives of beginners.  Anita has a true passion of the business and takes great pride in helping customers find...
DeAnn Diller grew up in a small Kansas town, picking up piano at the age of 5 years old.  In the small town she found she was able to be involved with many aspects of music including band and choir.  She studied music education with thoughts of being a band director, while teaching piano as a...
Antonio Ferranti is the Vice President of Sales for Alfred Music in Van Nuys, California and a wonderful example of the passion and dedication for music that has such a positive effect on our industry. In the early part of his career he worked in music retail, a music publisher and a music...
Jim Foster had worked for a few piano stores before opening his own store, with his wife Marilyn, in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Foster Family Music focuses on piano and sheet music for pianos and has come to be known throughout the area as a center for musical events, recitals and a strong supporter of...
Marilyn Foster supported her husband's idea to open a music store in her home state of Iowa. From the beginning, she looked after all of the books and accounting for the store.  She enjoyed the work and especially enjoyed getting to work with her husband and now, daughter Christi, on a regular...
Christi Foster-Nunnally grew up in her parent's Iowa piano store and recalls with fondness getting paid a nickel to dust each piano.  She became a buyer for a local chain department store and traveled frquently to New York for a few years until she decided she missed the music business.  Christi...
Joseph Gomes is a partner with his brother in the music company their father purchased in 1953.  BX Furtado & Son opened in 1865 in India, having a small part of their store dedicated to musical instruments.  That focus expanded over time, and by 1953 the store was well known for service and...
John Higgins manages many of the recordings created for the Hal Leonard Corporation.  As a former instructional director, arranger and composer, John oversees the studio recordings that are included in the publisher's products, such as sheet music with accompanying music or instructions within...

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