Ryan Clement Store Manager
I was forced into piano lessons at age 7, since then I have played
professionally and unprofessionally for nearly 40 years. I have written music
for film and television in my "spare time" In the mid 80's I started
with Grandma's Music and hope to finally have my store account paid off soon.
My love of the gear and its evolution keeps me going.
My favorite gear is: Roland rd-700gx, Korg oasys, Yamaha motif
xf7, and spectrasonics Omnisphere. There is quite a bit more that I really like
but space is limited.
Josh Shepherd has over 13 years experience in live and studio recording. Josh
holds a degree in ?Audio Technology? from the University of New Mexico. Josh
has studied both Jazz and Classical trumpet for 25 years, and currently plays
in the internationally known Reggae/ Ska Group ?CRAZYFOOL?. My favorite gear is
a Roland RE-201 space echo vintage tape delay, a vintage Rode Classic
multi-pattern tube microphone, and my Cascade Fat Head ribbon microphone.
Manny the "Man", has been playing guitar for 19 years and spends most of his time playing in his band, "Before This City". Manny uses Pro-Tools to record and is always happy to assist you. Check out
I purchased my first bass at Grandmas Music. I was pleased with my experience with the establishment from the start. I am excited to help players of all styles and skill levels get the gear and direction they need to grow in their own journey. I am a graduate from Musicians Institute and have played with many groups in the Albuquerque and Los Angeles area over the years ranging from Metal to Latin. Currently playing in a band called Broken Animals.
Some of my favorite gear includes MM Stingray, ‘57 Fender P-Bass, Fender Jazz 24, Gallien Krueger 400RB, Ampeg SVT cabinets, Electro Harmonix, Pigtronix, MXR, Line 6 M13, Mesa Boogie Bass, just to name a few.
Jer Killinger Weekend Manager
My name is Jer Killinger, I have been a musician for twenty years now. I have been in quite a few different kinds of bands throughout the years. I started out playing punk and thrash metal in Ohio (where I grew up) and have since been trying new things all the time. I am currently working on a country/jug band project to challenge myself and try something new. I also have a degree in audio engineering, which is my other passion, when I am not playing music I am recording it, either my projects or helping others with demos and albums. I have been in music retail for eight years now. I LOVE being around gear, and musicians. We are a breed all of our own, and here at Grandma's you won't find anyone quoting a script or trying to push a product we wouldn't stand behind. Those of us that work here are working musicians, that's what drew me to this place long ago as a customer. We still hold true to that, Pro musicians, Pro gear. I like being the guy that gets you what you need, and I enjoy when someone finally gets that piece of gear they have been searching for.
Joe Galle - Guitars
My cousin Frank turned me on to the guitar in the summer of ‘69. A Framus
electric into a Fender Vibro Champ. I was hooked and the rest is history.
Currently playing the casino circuit with The Kari Simmons Group. Great to be
back at Grandmas. Call me! I can make your gear dreams come true!
My name is Steve Hill. I've been playing the guitar since age ten, and I've
taught the instrument for 35 years now. I have traveled around the globe with
funk and R&B bands. The recording studio is my favorite place to be. I am
thrilled to be a part of Grandma's Music and Sound, as I have wanted to work
here for years. In addition to performing and teaching, I am also a songwriter
and have produced several albums with various cats. It is really great to help
people, beginner or professional, in meeting their gear needs.
favorite equipment is my Gibson ES-339, and various old tube amps. Tone is
KING. I am currently working on memorizing the Real Book, and of course honing
my jazz chops.
Brandon Cordova - Drums
Brandon Cordova has been studying and playing the drums for the past ten years now. Growing up throughout school Brandon always participated in jazz band, marching band, and concert band as well as various side projects ranging from mariachi bands to hip hop groups. In 2011 Brandon marched with the World Class Drum Corp "Seattle Cascades", competing and playing with some of the best players from all over the world. Brandon plays PDP drums, Sabian cymbals, and Vic-Firth drum sticks. Be sure to come visit Brandon here at Grandmas as he will proudly guide you to what you need in the Drum Department. Always with a smile.
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Cynthia Cuellar Service Manager
I have worked at Grandma's since
1999. I am currently studying to be a financial accountant. If you are more
comfortable dealing with us in Spanish I will be happy to translate and make
sure our staff understands your needs.
Larry Otis Guitar Tech
I love my job. Every instrument I work on I treat as my own. Years
ago I brought my sick strat into Rudy's Music in New York City for a major
overhaul. When I picked it up a few days later it was amazing to play. The tech
generously explained everything that was done and I was impressed by the
quality and detail that went into fixing my guitar. An instrument that plays
well can turn the light bulb on! My goal is to give that level of service to
all my customers.
I'm a guitar player (40+ years) interested in jazz, r&b,
gospel, blues and fill-in-the-blank. I'm also a beginning tenor saxophone
player. While the guitar can play chords/intervals as well as single note
lines, the sax is single note only. The guitar is also very visual: patterns
are easily seen and changing keys is relatively easy. The sax is showing where
I need to sharpen up mentally. There are no visual cues so constructing scales,
arpeggios and lines requires my thinking to go into overdrive. Also because the
sax is controlled by my breath it is a very intimately expressive instrument.
you haven't tried playing a second instrument yet, give it a try. It's never
too late and it will make you a better musician overall!
John Miglio Electronics Tech
Steven Martinez Shipping
bass and guitar and teaches improvisation at the Jazz Workshop.