Jeremy Payne first played clarinet in the school music program as a kid before switching to trumpet. The experience brought to light a true passion for music, which was further established when Jeremy began working at a local music store. Generations Music was a great training ground for Jeremy and readied him for his role at The Music People and On-Stage. He was hired by the company's Co-President, Sharon Hennessey, for whom he continues to work closely in a variety of sales and management roles. Jeremy is also the current Secretary of the NAMM Young Professionals Board of Directors, which serves as a networking group that provides educational events mentor programs throughout the industry.