Best Ideas – RPMDA Convention 2018

Images © 2018 Richard Rejino Photography Lindy Campbell, Music on the Hill (The Winner!) Idea:  Giving new students a list of what they need to buy when they start lessons A consistent problem at my store is that my private music teachers feel uncomfortable “selling” to their students. So last summer, I worked with all …

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Hal Leonard Distribution Center Tour

by Tim Cose, Hal Leonard The RPMDA convention-goers toured the Hal Leonard Corporation facilities on the Wednesday before the convention began. This left plenty of time for attendees to discuss the distribution and production systems and facilities. Our perspective as the audience was unanimous: the Hal Leonard team in Winona took us all on an …

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RPMDA Announces the 2018 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

The 2018 RPMDA 42nd Annual Convention in Minneapolis attracted 160 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 20 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a tour of the Hal Leonard Distribution center in Winona, Minnesota, a visit to member stores, Groth Music Company and Schmitt Music Company, an excursion to Fly Over America in …

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Community – a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals

by Marcia Stearns, Bookmark Music Are you active in your community?   Your business community?   Your music community?   Your community of music teachers?  How about schools or churches?  Locally?  Statewide?  Why should you be?  In what capacity?  Only you can answer these as they relate to your music store. Here are some things we do. Bookmark …

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