Peter Hix


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Hix Brothers Music

Peter Hix loves the ukulele.  Well, he loves every instrument but does have an extra fondness and appreciation for the ukulele.  He was exposed to music from the very beginning, growing up in the music studio his parents established in 1946, right on Benton Street in Aurora, IL.  By the age of nine, Peter was already working in the store, along with his two brothers.  He soon discovered an equal joy to playing a musical instrument was teaching one.  When his parents, John and Eileen, retired in 1996, Peter and his two brothers bought the store and have been running it ever since.  In 2010, Peter joined the NAMM Board of Directors and became an active supporter of the NAMM Oral History program.