Publication Date

October 1997


In this article, Mr. Smith, not only traces the life and success of Robert Giardinelli, but provides an interesting historical review of brass instruments in music in New York beginning at the end of the eighteenth century. The focus of the article is Robert Giardinelli, who established his first music shop in the low rent district of the Bronx in 1946, and in less than ten years grew into what Smith describes as "the most expansive combination of brass mouthpiece manufactory, discount retail music store, and custom repair shop for wind instruments that had ever been created." But this is also a story of Robert Giardinelli, who was also a chartered accountant and used his accounting knowledge for success in business.



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