Susan Beacock walked into a shopping mall with her music director husband in 1978 and noticed a small empty shop. He suggested they open a music store with a focus on teaching studios. Susan, without any discussion, agreed. With years of hard work and the challenges of strong competition, the couple was able to keep and expand the store. The following decade their children joined in the business, becoming a vital part of the innovative marketing and service so closely associated with Beacock Music Stores in Washington and Oregon.