Sheet Music

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...
Mary Faith Rhoads Lewis grew up on a farm outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, where her mother played the piano and encouraged her children to play an instrument.  Mary Faith began playing the violin at the age of eight and soon discovered she had a love of folk music.  She built her own Mountain...
Tristann Rieck’s first instrument was the song flute, which was an introduction to the band program in grade school, which she joined the very next year.  She later took up the alto horn and still later the French horn, which has remained her main instrument.  With her father operating the...
Ron Rowe served as President of JW Pepper following the tennor of his dear friend Dean Burtch.  The two men were not only incredible business partners, they were close personal friends.  Using the same passion and ethics as Dean, Ron helped grow the business during very trying times including a...
Michael Sagun, while attending the University of Portland,  began working for a couple of local music stores.  He worked as a part time shipping clerk at Barker Lynns Sheet Music Service of Portland, which he would later purchase and run until his retirement from the industry several decades later...
Tony Santorella opened his own music publishing company just north of Boston after learning the trade from the iconic publisher Charles Hansen. Tony was an All State trumpet player who studied music at the University of Miami in Florida. His incredible abilities as a player translated nicely to...
Jeff Schroedl wrote and published a guitar book in his late teens, which led to being asked to join his publisher, Hal Leonard, to be involved with future projects centered around guitar music.  Hal Leonard has been dedicated to music publishing since first being established in 1947. Along the way...
Phyllis Snedeker has worked for Stanton's Sheet Music Service since the 1960s and was still at work several days a week in 2016 when she was interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program.  When she began, the founder and his wife were still running the store which was one of the largest sheet music...
Marcia Stearns is a regular attendee at the annual RPMDA conventions and can often be found volunteering to introduce a speaker or tallying the session surveys.  Her passion for the business is clear in all that she does, including running her own sheet music and gift shop called Bookmark Music.  ...
Joe Teixeira opened a small music store in San Jose, California in 1964.  As the fiftieth anniversary approached in 2013, Joe sat down for his NAMM Oral History interview to begin documenting the contributions of Music Village!  The company has grown to two locations and focuses on teaching, just...

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