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  • Virtual Keyboard Fest is Happening Soon! Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Today's blog is all about our Fall 2020 Virtual Keyboard Festival. This year's Keyboard Fest is sure to be one for the books! Students won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to sh...
  • Sheet Music for October Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Welcome back to our Print Music Preview for the month of October. Read below to see what's hot off the press for sheet music now and get a head start on your Holiday sheet music shopping! Pian...
  • Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Today's blog comes from guest contributor Chris Senner of KeyboardKraze.com . KeyboardKraze is a blog that reviews all things keyboards and music industry related. On his website, you ...
  • Picking the Right Drum Practice Pad Saturday, September 12, 2020
    Today's blog is part six in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best practice pad for your needs. Today, I'd like to ...
  • Picking the Right Tambourine Friday, September 11, 2020
    Today's blog is part five in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best tambourine. At some point, every percussion student...
  • Picking the Right Triangle Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Today's blog is part four in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best triangle. Choosing a triangle for yourself or for y...
  • September Print Music Preview Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    September Sheet Music Selections In today's blog, we're reviewing newly released sheet music titles for the month of September. If you're interested in any of these,  call  o...
  • Top 5 Reasons You Should Clean Your Instrument Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    Why You Should Regularly Clean and Maintain Your Instrument In today's blog, we'll be reviewing the 5 most important reasons to clean and maintain your instrument.  1. Hygiene ...
  • How to Set Up a Drum and Bell Kit Saturday, August 8, 2020
    Welcome to Amro Music! Today's blog is part three in our percussion series. Our resident percussion specialist and director services representative, Alan Compton, walks us through&...
  • The Latest COVID-19 Research for Music Programs Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Normally during this time of year, students are finishing up summer camps, parents are shopping for last-minute school supplies, and teachers are preparing their lessons for the upcoming year. But as...

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A Brief History of Memphis Music

The musical legacy of the Bluff City is exciting, diverse, and extremely significant in the history of American culture. Today Memphis's best-known landmarks are two places--Beale Street and Graceland--intimately associated with the city's place in American music history, especially that of the blues, rockabilly, and rock-n-roll. But key institutions in Tennessee's classical music history are based in Memphis as well, and several nationally recognized artists in jazz, gospel, and rhythm-n-blues... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, June 13, 2014
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Why Amro Is My Favorite Music Store

Memphis, Tennessee's Amro Music Carries on Long Music Tradition My heart was touched the first time I brought my high-functioning autistic son to choose his first instrument for band and a perky salesman soothed a worried mother's bullying concerns.  You see, my son firmly chose a clarinet, an instrument some view as traditionally played by females, because it reminded him of the recorder he'd played during elementary music class.  (Don't talk to me about Benny Goodman; middle... Read More
Posted by CJ Averwater at Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Employee of the Century

He has gone by many titles, but most people just call him Mr. Amro. Vernon Drane has been with Amro Music of Memphis, Tenn., since 1945.  Now 86, he has worked with several generations of the owners and has regulars that span four generations, as well. "People ask me all the time, 'How's Mr. Amro doing?'" said Chip Averwater, CEO of Amro Music.  "Sometimes I ask, 'Do you mean my father, my grandfather, or do you mean Vernon?'" Drane, affectionately known as "Cowboy" for his... Read More
Posted by CJ Averwater at Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Meet NAMM's New Chairman

New association head pledges to raise service levels and aid retailers in negotiating an increasingly competitive market. A seasoned retailer who transformed Amro Music into one of the nation's top producing single locations, Chip has no illusions about NAMM's ability to come to the rescue of struggling retailers.  "No one has a silver bullet," he says.  Yet, he believes firmly that NAMM can become a more valuable business resource.  "The challenges for retailers are pretty... Read More
Posted by CJ Averwater at Monday, October 1, 2007
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