Your local music store can help you fix more than a broken clarinet. Learning to work effectively with your local retailer can help drive recruitment, offer networking opportunities, and make managing your budget easier.

In this episode of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, I interview Cris Behrens of Summerhays Music. Cris is a great resource for music educators, as he’s a store manager who started off in instrument repair, working daily with music teachers. Cris is also the vice president of the National Association of School Music Dealers, and it was a pleasure to chat with him about ways schools and stores can work together..

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