Tom Pedrini and his sister Vicki were third generation music retail owners. Their store, Pedrini’s Music, was located in Southern California and had a long and successful influence on the music community it served for so long. Due to changing times and strong competition, Tom and Vicki made the painful decision to close Padrini’s Music in May 2001. During the last week, Tom and Vicki invited the NAMM Oral History staff to document their history and the sad last hours of the store’s operation. Tom was upbeat recalling the many thousands of their customers who brought music into their lives thanks to Pedrini’s. “Nothing could make me more proud than the smile on the face of a customer who started playing music as a result of a class they took here or a horn they purchased from us!”
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