Sonifly.com – 5 Reasons to Visit

| June 7, 2013

UPDATE: Sonifly has recently changed its focus to an all apparel site.  Come visit us!

J.W. Pepper has a long-standing tradition of serving the needs of professional musicians, directors, teachers and students – 137 years, in fact.  We’re quite proud …

The Hottest Pop Sheet Music of 2012

| December 31, 2012

The world of popular music comprises some pretty volatile terrain.  What seems fresh and exciting one moment is old news the next.  We hear stories from music directors and private teachers about how students are begging to perform the latest hit …

Halloween Music For Your Phobias

| October 30, 2012

Halloween is the time of year where many of our fears and phobias come to life.  Haunted houses, hay rides and corn mazes can be found in nearly every city.  Horror movies dominate network TV.  And let’s not forget to …

KISS – Tracks and the Pepper Lore – Part 2

| October 12, 2012

In the first part of this series we talked about the beginning of the KISS relationship with both myself and J.W. Pepper.  Here’s more to the story.

KISS started as a folk band called Wicked Lester in New York City …

KISS, the Pepper Connection – Part 1

| October 2, 2012

Since 1876, Pepper has been providing music and service to musicians and teachers everywhere.  A rather unique part of our  history, which most are not aware, is  with the rock group KISS.  Here is the first of a three-part series

The Ahn Trio: A Powerful Force in the Music World

| February 8, 2011

A few months ago I came across a program on PBS called On Canvas: The Ahn Trio which presented a live performance from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Three young ladies, Angella, Lucia, and Maria, are sisters who were …

The Soundtrack of our Lives

| November 18, 2010

Recently, while watching an episode of Biography about the movie Jaws, my mind wandered back to the summer of my tenth year, to our family vacation in Florida and a visit to the theater where we saw, of all things, …

The Great American Songbook

| November 4, 2010

Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

When I was in college, one of my music theory professors would begin each class by sitting at the piano and singing a standard – one of the great songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, …

The Universal Language

| September 7, 2010

Aretha and CondoleezzaHenry Wadsworth Longfellow said “Music is the universal language of mankind.”  So many music lovers from around the globe have enjoyed listening to albums, cassettes, CDs and digital downloads that many artists travel to foreign lands in order to share music in person …

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

| August 19, 2010


Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

For anyone who lived through the turmoil of the 1970s, songs like Close To You, Superstar, and Rainy Days and Mondays are a part of your history. Some people openly …