Institutional Bid Specialist, Frederick, MD
Lou can remember crawling around on the floor in front of the sax section of his father’s big band. Now a saxophonist in his own right, playing with local big bands and jazz combos around Frederick, Maryland, Lou has spent 25 years in retail music sales—eight of those with Music & Arts. He previously worked for the National Education Music Company in New Jersey and Cascio Interstate Music. Lou also spent years as a full-time performer in show pit bands, dinner theatre and night club bands around Manhattan, New Jersey, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Lou is particularly excited to have Music & Arts collaborate with programs like Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which help supply instruments to schools in need. In his free time, Lou loves any outdoor activities—from gardening to golf to jazz jams.
Institutional Bid Specialist, Dallas, TX
Tom is a percussionist who graduated from Texas A&M University–Commerce with a degree in business administration and a minor in music. He started working at a music store part time in college, and hasn’t looked back. With 28 years of full-time music retail sales and management experience, he joined Music & Arts in 2006 as an educational buyer. Music is a family affair for Tom: His wife Caressa is a clarinet instructor, and his sons, a percussionist and a saxophonist, are both pursuing musical studies at the college level.