The Art and Culture of Selling Sacred Music

by Joel Shoemake, Pine Lake Music Co. Years ago I partnered with a Baptist state convention to provide low-cost choral music to small choirs across the state. This included creating new music in English, as well as translating everything into Spanish. As we began the translations, we hit a roadblock. You see, Spanish isn’t as … Read more

Handbell Music Anyone?

By Jill Jeffers, Jeffer’s Handbell Supply Love Rock and Roll? Love Pop Music? Well, this music is not just for drums and guitars anymore! I happen to know another instrument that is not usually seen on stage with the rock stars, but can still be just as fun and amazing! What instrument am I talking … Read more

Making Your MEA Work for You

By Tracy Leenman, Musical Innovations, LLC In recent years, some retailers – and publishers – have stopped exhibiting at state MEA’s for various reasons. But we believe that our state MEAs are among the most potentially significant, positive, and yes, exciting, events of the year for our company. What better opportunity will you have all … Read more

Do Re Mi Fa, and Sol On

By Patti Cooper, Vocal Music Specialist, Senseney Music, Inc., Wichita, Kansas The Kodaly concept of music education is certainly not new! Zoltan Kodaly, the mid-twentieth century Hungarian composer, laid the groundwork with his passionate philosophy of music in the Schools.  Together with Bela Bartok, Kodaly pioneered the concept of music instruction for all children, even … Read more

Surviving Back to School

by Evan Jones, Bandland LLC For us, the busy season begins in mid-July and has really ramped up as I am writing this article.  If you are correctly working the educational market, you will hopefully be busy well into the next calendar year. For many school music retailers, August and September are basically controlled chaos.  … Read more

Surviving Back to School

by Evan Jones, Bandland LLC For us, the busy season begins in mid-July and has really ramped up as I am writing this article.  If you are correctly working the educational market, you will hopefully be busy well into the next calendar year. For many school music retailers, August and September are basically controlled chaos.  … Read more

What’s New In Print Music

by Pete Gamber What’s new in Print Music? You know! It’s those new titles, new song books, and new method books; all the stuff that comes out every month. I’ll bet as a music store or print manager you know about the new issues, but what about the teachers in your music store? Do they know?  … Read more

What’s New In Print Music

by Pete Gamber What’s new in Print Music? You know! It’s those new titles, new song books, and new method books; all the stuff that comes out every month. I’ll bet as a music store or print manager you know about the new issues, but what about the teachers in your music store? Do they know?  … Read more