Music & More Inc. was incorporated in June of 2007 and opened its doors for business as a retail store in October. Principals Paul Dobroth and Brian Moritz, along with their wives Christine and Nancy, decided to bring a unique business to the Tri-county area of LaSalle, Kendall and Grundy counties.
Paul and Brian met while they were members of the Mid- ‘80’s Chicago-area
progressive rock band “Signs,” and have played
together on and off in various bands and recording projects ever since, most
recently as 2/3 of the local band Tripolar. Paul, who acts as store manager,
has over 20 years experience in business and retail management, as well as over
25 yrs as a part time working musician. Brian, who also teaches at the store,
started in the retail music business managing a store called Source One Music
Ltd., and later store worked for DJ’s Music, Guitar Center, Rock Warehouse, PM
Music, Guitar Shack and Guitar Plus. Brian has designed and installed
PA systems for his own sound company, and has built several recording studios,
including a 4300sf facility with living quarters with Paul’s assistance.
With this kind of experience and expertise, you can count on Music and More to be your one stop shop for all your musical and sound reinforcement needs.
Are you a fan of higher property taxes?
We aren’t! Supporting local business keeps more of the money in Ottawa and insures a greater portion gets spent in Ottawa locally.
Do you think “Green”?
Buying in Ottawa, your purchases aren’t shipped twice, first to regional shipping warehouses before being ultimately shipped a second time to you. By buying from us instead of the dot.com businesses you cut down on pollution and waste.
When you go to the box retailers, you’re dealing mostly with minimum wage employees whose experience and advice is often very questionable. Between Paul and Brian, there is 70 years of hands-on and real world musical experience. Paul, having worked for years in retail sales, understands what operating a business in small communities is all about. In a word – Trust. Paul and Brian research the inventory carefully so you will not get taken advantage of when buying products from Music & More. We self-warranty the products in the sense of standing behind what we sell. This may occasionally cost us money, but we’d rather have happy customers than disgruntled former customers.