Introducing Ed Rep Radio - a podcast made for School Music Ed Reps, bringing together ideas and information that you can use on the road every day through interviews from industry experts, band and orchestra teachers, private teachers, and fellow Ed Reps. Hosted by Shane Deuel.
Understanding Orchestra Teachers - with John Rihani
For many Ed Reps who come from a band background, working with orchestra teachers can feel more challenging and less familiar than working with band directors. John Rihani of Paige's Music in Indianapolis will help us better understand string players and teachers, and how to build better relationships (and business) with this important group of customers.
Links mentioned in episode:
The Strad Magazine: Click Here
American String Teachers Association: Click Here
From Milk Run to Milky Way - with Scott Leamon
This episode is based on a presentation at the 2022 NASMD conference in Tuscon, AZ by Scott Leamon and Shane Deuel. This episode will give Ed Reps some ideas on how to go beyond a "Milk Run" visit with teachers, and start to improve your route, strengthen your relationships, grow your business, and work on your personal goals and habits. We hope these ideas will help you knock your goals into outer space.
"From Milk Run to Milky Way" PowerPoint: Click Here
Band instrument repair - with Scott Mandeville
Scott Mandeville of Tim's Music in Sacramento goes over the most common repairs and their causes, tips on what you can do in the field, and how to best work with your teachers and repair shop. This might be one of the most important episodes on Ed Rep Radio.
Scott Mandeville’s list of repair must-haves on the road for Ed Reps:
Blue Painter’s tape
Multi-tip screw driver
Smooth jaw pliers
Spring hooks, large and small
Instrument specific screw drivers for hinge screws
Lubricants of all kinds and many brands (synthetic)
Peel-and-stick water key corks of many sizes
Saxophone guard screws of various sizes and threads
Literature on instrument care and maintenance
Tool box to carry everything
Clarinets 101 - with Morrie Backun
Morrie Backun, founder of Backun Musical Services, goes through an incredible amount of useful information on everything clarinet. From the design and manufacturing, differences between beginner and performance instruments, care and maintenance, and much more.
Websites referenced in this episode:
Backun factory tour: click here
Boveda humidity packs: click here
Legere reeds: click here
Rovner ligatures: click here
Sales Training in Action Selling - with CJ Collins
The sales training provided by Action Selling can change your life as a Sales Professional. Vice President of Sales Training at Action Selling, CJ Collins, will share the outline of this powerful system and inspire you to take your sales career to new levels.
Buy the Action Selling book: Click Here
Action Selling website: Click Here
Trombones 101 - with Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith of the S.E. Shires Company provides all the information you need to understand various aspects and differences of the trombone.
For more information on S.E. Shires visit their website: