Jim Hauer


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Hauer Music

Jim Hauer has many fond memories of his grandfather, Michael Hauer, a noted big band leader who opened their family’s music store in 1937. Jim recalls his grandfather providing music lessons when he was in his 90s and enjoying every minute of it. Those same feelings and passion for music were passed down to Michael’s son, Jerry, and his son, Jim, who currently runs the store with his brother. The focus remains the same - provide high quality instruments to band directors and parents to ensure each child has the best tools to be successful! Like Jerry, who expanded the product line of the store to include pro-audio gear, Jim has worked hard to provide his customers with instruments, repairs, and service that will start them and keep them making music!