David Tarpley

David Tarpley remembered crawling around in the ceiling of his current church as a child, hauling the wires for the Allen Organ his father and uncle were installing. As a member of the Tarpley family, you worked in the family business, which for David meant sweeping the music store, moving pianos and installing organs in area churches. David says this training was very valuable in the understanding of all aspects of the business, which he and his cousin John currently run in west Texas. His great-grandmother began selling pianos as early as 1917. About ten years later, she and her sons opened Tarpley Music, which was later run by his father and uncle who turned the ownership over to David and John in the 1990s. Since that time they have expanded to four locations and brought in many more product lines in order to support their customers.

Interview Date:
November 9, 2010
Job Title:
Tarpley Music

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