This is the first Blog entry of Homestead Music & Supply! Welcome!
We are located in Smithville MO, just North of Kansas City, Missouri, in the KCMO Metro area. I am Jeff, the founder and sole proprietor of this fledgling enterprise, and I have been a music enthusiast every since I got my first record player back when I was around 3 or 4 years old. I started with a trumpet in 5th grade, then progressed to the French Horn in Orchestra, the Baritone, and dabbled a bit with a Trombone and some woodwinds. Meanwhile, I took up the guitar, and played that in Jazz band, along with the double-bass and the electric bass. Most recently, I took up the Violin using a Hal Leonard course.
That's the who and the where. Why? Because music is my passion, but so is value. I've seen lots of people walk into a music store and become immediate discouraged because of price. Rarely does a salesperson bother to try and find more affordable alternatives. Well, Homestead Music does not have commissioned salespeople. This is a family owned/family run operation, and our livelihood is our reputation. Our pricing is very fair, with the markups being the same, by percent, on every product. Thus, there is no real advantage of selling an expensive instrument over a less expensive instrument, and every advantage in insuring that the customers receives exactly what they desire.
Even if you don't see exactly what you want - let me know. There is a better than even chance that I can acquire it, usually for less than a bigger music store can.
As for the what, we sell, based on my personal experiences, musical instruments and supplies of high quality, but not usually of high price. There are exceptions, of course, but typically my aim is to provide outstanding value and service. We warrant everything we sell, according to the terms specified on the Home Page. My entire marketing scheme is based on reputation, not on expensive media or junk mail.
So - step right up, so to speak! Welcom And don't forget to check out the Guest Forum page, either.
Jeff McCauley, founder and proprietor of Homestead Music & Supply, has been a musical enthusiast since the Johnson Administration. A true conservative who is chock full of family values, he is a lovable Teddy Bear whose bark is always much worse than the imaginary bite. Married with four kids, he believes that no entrepreneurial endeavor is successful unless and until it changes lives for the better.