Wesley Schaum’s father wrote and arranged music with the hope of serving school band programs in a meaningful way. He wrote several important scores including the noted Schaum Piano Method Books before joining forces with his son Wesley in 1959. Together, father and son formed Schaum Publishing Inc. to enhance the efforts of the Schaum methods, which, at the time, were in print under Belwin Music. Wesley wrote several method books following the same mission as his father and soon created a list of important publications. His son Jeff has continued this tradition.