Shine A Light

‘GOTT’ MUSIC?

By Rebecca Apodaca The modern Gottschalk Music Center’s history traces back to a business started in 1936, by John Gottschalk’s aviation pilot grandparents, ...

Tegeler Music Charts Successful Course

By Rebecca Apodaca In 2003, Don Tegeler embarked on a journey that took him and his family out of the state of Florida and landed them back in his home...

Senseney Makes Sense

By Rebecca Apodaca One of the dreams of almost every store owner is to grow a store and, eventually, pass it on to a family member or an outstanding employee...

‘The Candyman Can’

By Rebecca Apodaca Rand Cook joined The Candyman Strings & Things in 1990 and worked his way up in different managerial positions until he and his wife, ...
Monster Teaches Us A Lesson

Monster Teaches Us A Lesson

Monster Teaches Us A Lesson By Rebecca Apodaca Brian Reardon was a sheet music sales rep when he met JD Sarantakos, who started Island Wide Music and who...

‘You’re My Customer’

By Rebecca Apodaca I’m supposed to be taking this month off for my summer vacation. But, I am so excited about this column that I thought I would review what...

‘Get Dressed And Go To Work’

By Rebecca Apodaca Anker Paulsen asked his son, “What are your plans?” as he stood at the end of his son’s bed, the morning after Jim Paulsen graduated from ...

‘Eat A Bug’?

By Rebecca Apodaca It could be said that Gordy Wilcher dropped “da bomb” of a music store on Owensboro KY when Owensboro Music Center (OMC) was founded in 19...
Elderly Instruments

‘Elderly,’ And Definitely Wiser

By Rebecca Apodaca For a man who runs a music store called Elderly Instruments, Stan Werbin is hard to keep up with, even in his speech. He was difficult to ...
Corner Music

‘The Tool Store For Musicians’

By Rebecca Apodaca As a sales rep for Aria Guitars, the road got weary quickly for 28-year-old Larry Garris. He sold his house and his car for a total prof...