Dealer Spotlight: Jamey Van Zandt, Music and Arts

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"S.E. Shires instruments are ideal for who? Everyone!"

I am currently working on my DMA in Trombone Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. While finishing my doctorate I have the privilege of working part-time at Music & Arts in Austin, Texas.

In the past year Music & Arts has been incredibly fortunate to begin stocking several models of S.E. Shires trumpets and trombones in our store in South Austin.. and wow the word is out! I frequently get inquiries from fellow musicians and colleagues from around the country and also from Europe!

Music & Arts serves the musical needs of all level of players; ranging from young musicians in school band programs all the way to career professionals seeking the finest of handmade instruments. But the majority of the store’s customer base is school age musicians and their families.

So do I only speak about S.E. Shires instruments to professionals? Heck no!

While the sublime character of our Shires instruments may not yet be appropriate for most school-age musicians, these young players always have one placed carefully in their hands! What fun it is to see their expressions transform when the Shires' trademark engraving catches their widening eyes!  I say, “Practice everyday, prove to yourself, and to mom and dad that you love music and love playing your instrument, then come see me when you’re ready!"

So yes! Everyone! Everyone is the ideal person for our S.E. Shires Instruments!

I am so grateful to be able to work closely with the Shires team in Boston and with my Eastman reps locally—always so amazing and helpful! The people at S.E. Shires are truly looking out for you! The company's logo "quality without compromise" is more than a slogan; it is truth.

-Jamey Van Zandt

Music and Arts-Austin, TX