John Bertrand

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John Bertrand has thoroughly enjoyed bringing music to the lives of young students. As a band director in the early part of his career he taught and encouraged children at nearly every grade level. As music retailer (he opened his first store in 1983) John has played a vital role in promoting and supporting school music programs by working with teachers and parents alike. John’s passion for music has also led to several programs that have raised money for school music programs as well as for purchasing instruments for those who could not afford the cost but who want to make music. 

Interview Date:
March 18, 2010
Job Title:
Founder
Company:
Bertrand's Music