Tom Catalano


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Catalano Musical Products

Tom Catalano opened his music retail store in New Hyde Park, NY after years of teaching and playing guitar professionally. In fact, he was being paid to play guitar professionally while still a teenager. Opening in 1961, Catalano Music became a powerhouse for band instruments sales and a popular center for sheet music, particularly those included in the New York School System’s curriculum.