Meet Haruki! We've got a new team member here at Central Music and we're super excited he's joined the crew. Haruki is originally from Japan, but his family moved to Somoa when he was 5 where he was immersed in a strong musical culture. While on the island, Haruki began playing the guitar. At the age of 10, another relocation brings Haruki to Michigan where he begins the trumpet in school band. The challenge of becoming a better musician fueled Haruki's passion and he began playing drums and bass as well. He attended Central Music University and graduated with a BS in Music. Currently, Haruki leads Paddlebots, a progressive soul-pop band and freelances as a guitarist, bassist, saxophone, and trumpet player. Welcome to the team, Haruki! #iplayhere
Meet Chad! Chad started playing trombone in 5th grade. The trombone captured his attention with its size, and with the buzzing of a mouthpiece. Chad is in 11th grade at Warren Mott HS, and he plays in the Big Band, Symphonic Band, and Marching Band! Chad's favorite aspect of playing music is the feeling of accomplishment. His experience of practicing a piece, and seeing how putting in the time pays off is his biggest reward.
Meet Miranda! Miranda began playing flute in 5th grade, and added the oboe in 8th grade. She played oboe all through out high school for concert band while marching with the flute and piccolo. Miranda loved band, and to this day she purchases her favorite music (anything Disney :D) to play at home on her flute for fun!
Hi Friends! Meet Duffy! Duffy joined our team this Fall after itching to get back into a world where he's surrounded by music. Duffy began his musical journey at the age of 14. He and his friends decided the best way to meet girls would be to form a band and play an instrument! And so Duffy picked up the bass guitar. He and his band have been together ever since. They gigged first at their high school dances, and have played many other venues to this day. Duffy loves music and doesn't know what he'd do without it. Welcome to the A&G crew, Duffy!
Meet Paul! We are excited he has chosen to join the A&G Central Music team as an instrument repair technician! Paul has been involved with school music since beginning band in 4th grade where he played the alto saxophone. Since then, he's added the bass guitar and electric guitar to his repertoire. He played in jazz band, concert, and marching band. Paul attended Ohio University graduating with a BA in Music, then attended Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing to study Band Instrument Repair. Paul continues to play music on both his saxophone and his guitar. Join us in welcoming this talented musician and instrument repair technician! #iplayhere