Pepper will be at the 2013 NAfME Conference in Nashville

| October 25, 2013

NAfME National ConferenceCome visit our booth at the NAfME National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from October 27th to the 30th!  Pepper will be in booths 100 and 102 giving out Free Shipping coupons and free posters to decorate your classroom or office. …

The Rite of Spring – An Appreciation

| May 14, 2013

Igor StravinskyAs I write these words, we are no more than a few days away from the hundredth anniversary of one of the great events in musical history. May 29, 1913 was the date of the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s…

Teaching Music to Deaf Students

| January 22, 2013

As a musician and a person who deals with both the music business and the deaf world, I assumed as many do that students with hearing loss would never hear, understand or appreciate music.

Fortunately, as I began talking with fellow…

Veterans Day 2012

| November 8, 2012

Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

  • On November 11, 1918, the fighting for World War I actually

Our National Customer Service Center

| October 19, 2012

Ever wonder who’s on the other end of your phone call, email, fax, or mail order when you contact J.W. Pepper?  Ever wonder who staffs these areas for 12 ½ hours a day and 10 hours on Saturdays?  We are…

Celebrate! It’s National Arts in Education Week

| September 10, 2012

It is September 2012.  Most of us have enjoyed a host of summertime fun — picnics, barbecues, memorable vacations with family or friends.  Now, teachers and students alike are facing the fall season and schools across the country are back…

Marching Music — A Special Art Form

| August 23, 2012

Drum Corps International, the premiere marching music entity, recently held their world championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I had the pleasure of being in attendance for the week’s activities.  During this time, thousands of young musicians and performers…

Choral Conversations — Greg Gilpin

| November 3, 2011

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your favorite composers? We did too, and we are sharing what we found out!

Play Music, Age Well

| June 10, 2011

There has been much research done on the cognitive benefits of musical activity during childhood;  a recent study conducted by the University of Kansas analyzes whether or not these benefits carry over into adulthood.  While more research is needed, the…

Keep Music Education in Schools Thriving

| March 15, 2011

March is “Music in our Schools”  month.  Let’s take a minute to reflect on what life would be like without music education.  No school music concerts to go to, no fundraising efforts to partake in, no music in the