I would like to write a few lines thanking all of our customers for a wonderful 2009. In a year filled with bad news, bad finances and bad attitudes, Stacy’s Music experienced a wonderful year. We met many new students ready and willing to learn a new instrument, we reconnected with many old customers who are getting back into music making, and enjoyed speaking with our weekly customers who choose Stacy’s Music as their music store of choice. I, on many occasions, enjoyed talking with some of our students parents, not only about their kid’s music education, but just life and business in general. In my 18 years of working here I have never before had the feeling of community that I do now. I learned that the people of Charlottesville (and surrounding areas) love their music. They take it seriously and appreciate shopping at a place that is just as serious about nurturing relationships as they are about their music. I love what I do and work hard to make Stacy’s Music a place where you can learn, play and create music and I appreciate everyone who takes notice.
So in short I would like to say thank you. Thank you to all the parents for bringing your kids in to take lessons here. Thank you to all the musicians for choosing us over anyone else or home delivery. Thank you to everyone who walked through our door to ask a question. I thank you all and hope you have a wonderful 2010. Let’s make it loud!
I know that sounds a little strange coming from the owner of a music store, but before I was an owner I was a fan. There is not a successful musician on the planet that has not been a fan, visited, or purchased something from a music store. At some point in their musical carrier, all musicians’ used their chosen music store as a starting point of their knowledge,
Internet sites are great for information and sometimes price, but they can not replace the one on one interaction, the jokes, and the musicianship you will find at your local music store. So make sure you demand information from your store, I know the teachers and employees at Stacy’s are willing to hand it out anytime. Ask questions and tell us your stories, we have a few of our own. Tell us something new and we will try to do the same. Your local music store isn’t just a place to stock up on music gear; it’s a place for leaning and gaining musical insights. Stop by Stacy’s anytime and lean your elbow on our water cooler!