Category Archives: Story

Why We Need Music

Elevators.  Video games.  Football games.  Grocery stores.  Movies.  Classrooms. All of these things (and more!) have something in common: music!  Music is the fabric that supports everyday life, but is often unacknowledged until it isn’t there.  What all goes into making music for these?  Obviously, a symphony takes time to put together, but movie or […]

Noteworthy Interview: Don Snowden

Almost everyone in the Pensacola area has interacted with or been influenced by Don Snowden.  After his decades of contributing to music education, he now gets to enjoy retirement!  You may recognize Don from conducting the Pensacola Civic Band or playing in the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.  We were fortunate enough to get a short interview […]

Am I Too Old to Start Playing?

We hear this question a lot at the store (or at least a variation of it).  Adults will be drawn into the store by all of the instruments, wander around, and then say something to the affect of “I always wanted to learn to play, but it’s too late to start.”  This is absolutely not […]