Local Palatine Music Store Named to 2014 Top 100 Dealer List

Local Music Store Named to 2014 Top 100 Dealer List
The Music Room Recognized as Top 100 Dealers by National Association of Music Merchants

The Music Room, a favorite local establishment for budding and seasoned musicians seeking music instruction, instrument rentals, sales and repair, was recently selected as one of the 2014 Top 100 Dealers by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years in business than with this achievement,” said The Music Room Owner Carol Cook. “It’s a great recognition for all of our teachers and staff who make The Music Room such a wonderful experience for our customers.”

The award recognizes excellence in the following areas: commitment to customer service; exemplary retail experience; merchandising and marketing; planning for future success, and engaging use of the web and social media.

“These businesses exemplify the passion for making music that unites all of us,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “They are on the front lines in bringing music and music education to their community and are truly the backbone of our industry.”

At The Music Room in Palatine, Ill., more than 30 instructors teach individual lessons in a variety of instruments utilizing 10 state-of-the-art sound-proof studios. Group classes, where children and adults can grow both their skill and love of music, are held in the store’s expansive 4,000-foot ground-floor space.

As a retail store, The Music Room carries an extensive line of carefully selected products including a wide range of acoustic and electric guitars, amps, accessories and sheet music. “A knowledgeable staff and customer service make the difference,” advised Cook. “Other retailers charge for guitar set-up. At The Music Room, every single guitar on our showroom floor is ready to play.”

Bringing music to the community is also incredibly important to the retailer. Since 2005, through the company’s Gear Shift program, more than 200 unwanted instruments have been repaired and donated for use by disadvantaged adults and students in the local community.

The Music Room will be recognized as a Top 100 Dealer at an event to be held July 18 in Nashville, Tenn. It will compete for additional honors within specific categories.
For information about the store visit www.the-music-room.net or call (847) 934-5440.

About The Music Room

Since 1994, The Music Room, (www. the-music-room.net) located at 26 N. Brockway in Palatine, Ill., has been a hub for veteran, middle of the road and wannabe musicians. The store offers musical instruments and accompanying products, instruction, resources and activities for the local community. Achieving personal growth through music and the performing arts is their mission. Get connected with The Music Room on Facebook and Twitter @TMRPalatine