South Carolina

Thomas Case provided a tour of the Case Brothers Piano Company before our interview. He proudly pointed to a logo of the company when his great grandfather began tuning pianos in 1904. Tom’s grandfather opened a retail store in 1930 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The business is located in a...
Barry Draisen recalls the stories he was told about his grandfather who started a store that his uncle would later expand to include school band instruments. The store is now in Anderson, South Carolina, and one of the area’s best known band and orchestra retailers. Barry is proud of the...
Maurice Fox loves selling organs to area churches. In fact, even after a retirement from the presidency of Fox’s Music in Charleston, South Carolina, (his son now holds that position), he still travels the state selling Allen Organs. Maurice served on the NAMM board as well as was president of...
David Hosler had a friend in school whose father had a wood-working shop. It was in that small shop where David built his first guitar and where his passion for making instruments began.  He opened a shop in Florida and later established The Guitar Workshop in South Carolina where he sold guitars...
Jyotindra (JP) Parekh is the owner of Rice Music House in Columbia, South Carolina.  He is very active in educational programs within his community and has served the industry on many levels including being on the NAMM Board of Directors.  His long industry history includes over 25 years with his...
Scott Peck is the President of Pecknel Music Company, the music store in Greenville, South Carolina that was formed by his grandfather.  Scott grew up in the business, cleaning floors and learning the ropes from his father and other mentors such as his father-in-law, T. Warren Brown.  Over the...
Robert Schaeffer is the resident historian for Rice Music House in South Carolina.  Having been in the store since he was a young boy, getting to meet with the founder and having worked in the store for several years, he fits the bill.  As much as he knows the history, Robert walks and talks the...