Jenni Sweet

Owner

Jen was the bookkeeper for Music Depot for over 10 years and bought the store in 2019.  Owning a music store has always been a dream.

Instruments I play: "I’ve been playing piano for almost 40 years, (don’t do the math), and I started learning the clarinet about 6 months ago.”

Her goals for the store:

 

  1. Remodel, Reorganize, and Modernize!  Keep checking in – we are working hard to update our store, we have completed the new Band & Orchestra sales/repair shop and are almost finished with our guitar/drum/everything else section!

  2. Website – it’s been a work in progress for years, and we’re making it a main priority to bring the shop into the modern age.

  3. Inventory – we have brought in new brands and products, expanded some areas, and tried to breathe new life into our stock to ensure that we have everything you need.  We’re currently reaching out to the community to ask what brands our customers would like to see us carry, so e-mail us at  [email protected] with your suggestions!

“As always, our customers are my number one priority.  If you need anything at all please contact me at [email protected]

 

Kyra Hurlock

Lead Band Repair Technician 

Having grown up in Denver, Kyra was thrilled to find work so close to home after graduating from the band repair program at MSC Southeast Tech. She has been repairing primarily wind instruments for musicians and teachers in Northern Colorado since she joined the Music Depot family in September 2013. Don’t let fun hair and bad jokes fool you, when your horn is on her bench it’s all business! She is Napbirt certified.

Instruments I play:

"I primarily play the Saxophone and Piano, but I'm proficient enough in any wind instrument to know when it's broken!

 

 

Jeremy Irving

Band Repair Technician

Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor's of Music Education from DePauw University, Jeremy realized teaching was not for him. He spent a couple of years as a restaurant manager, and during this time he found his passion and natural talent for customer service, but still longed to do something involved in music. After a bit of soul searching, he found instrument repair and enrolled at Badger State Repair in Elkhorn Wisconsin. After graduating in September of 2021, he decided to make a big move and take the job here at Music Depot. While he is still considered a beginner in the repair tech world, his attention to detail and uncompromising standards will have your instrument returned to you in perfect playing condition.

 

Stephen Bray

Band Repair Technician

Stephen graduated from UNC in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. After a couple of years of teaching elementary general music, Stephen found that he was missing out on what made him the happiest. As it turned out, learning to teach and play each instrument of the band and orchestra was his favorite part of his 4 years in college. Instrument repair is a new career to Stephen, but not a new passion. He looks forward to helping keep music education alive and well in all its forms.

"When I’m not playing the trombone or obsessing over a bizarre brass instrument, I’m playing D&D, painting small details on models, or working on a race car for endurance racing!"

 

Alan Loma

Guitar Repair Technician

Making a name for yourself is no easy feat in the world of guitar repair, but Alan has definitely accomplished just that! After spending a short time training directly under the legendary Jess Redmon, Alan got a bit of a trial by fire when he had to completely take over the Music Depot guitar repair in Jess's absence. Even in his first year on the job, Alan has absorbed a vast knowledge of all things guitar repair, from setups, to fretwork, to even light woodwork, there's not much Alan can't fix! 

 "I play mainly guitar but writing and recording music for many different projects has made me branch into many different types of instruments"

 

 

Levi Sperstad

Sales Associate/Jack of All Trades

Levi is a multi-instrumentalist that was brought on the team for his knowledge of music and instruments in general. Due to the overwhelming caffeine intake, he may get overly excited and use unfamiliar jargon when asked about certain instruments and gear, but Almond Joys and cheap southwestern food usually bring him back on track. His drive to learn once led him to take in a 22-string instrument called a Psaltery, which he had never encountered before, for restringing and tuning. Unsurprisingly, he successfully completed the job. 

"I've played tons of instruments, but my most consistent ones are Guitar and Drums. If it makes noise, I'll figure it out!"

 

Jess Redmon is an authorized Fender tech and can repair almost any guitar.  He has had over 20 years of experience setting up guitars in the Greeley area. Check out his CD - Alpha Centauri for sale at:  https://www.rockcandyrecords.com/store


 

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