Dale Dawalt


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San Diego County Music Exchange

Dale Dawalt admits he knew little about band instruments being a guitarist when he first joined the team at San Diego County Music Exchange in 1990. He was however, eager to learn and he had a fantastic mentor, Dan Parker. Dan opened the store in 1988 and after selling the store to Dale a few years later went on to establish the Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology. Dan was the perfect person to teach Dale about the business and the instruments. And Dale learned quickly. Over thirty years later Dale has the same passion and commitment to the students and band directors that he serves as he did on his first day!