Success Stories

When Tom Bedell resurrected Bedell Guitars decades after he founded the business, he had a surprising new outlook on doing business, including how to make the best musical instrument possible without impacting the environment.
NAMM sat down with Robert Christie, 2017 Dealer of the Year and owner of A&G Central Music to discuss his keys for success. After 23 years as a band and orchestra retailer, he says there is some success that can’t be measured, like seeing the sparkle in a child’s eyes as he or she opens the case to their very first instrument.
While embracing all music makers, Fanny's House of Music celebrates the empowerment of women musicians by creating an atmosphere of support, inspiration and creativity.
Menzie Pittman founded Contemporary Music Center (CMC) with the single idea that making music should be enjoyable, creative, disciplined and expressive.