About Us


In 1876, while working as an engraver in his father’s Philadelphia print shop, James Welsh Pepper was inspired to combine his affinity for

teaching music with the family business.  A deep love and wide knowledge of music, combined with business savvy and a strong

work ethic, helped Pepper to build whatwould become the world’s leading sheet music retailer.

Much of our story is told in the film

To All Lovers of Song and Music.

To explore the interactive timeline, visit jwpepper.com/since1876

Want to know more? Have ideas? We want to hear your suggestions.

Email us at cuedin@jwpepper.com or call 1-800-345-6296.