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Steve France

Like you, music played an important part in life for Steve France growing up. Music provided a sense of identity and accomplishment to him. After going to college for Music Education and completing a joint Music and Business degree, he continued his education in Wisconsin at Badger State Repair and completed an apprenticeship in Instrument Repair and Restoration. Steve moved to Utah in 2000 and has taken the opportunity to share his love for instrumental music by helping to recruit thousands of students to band and orchestra programs across the state. In 2011 he opened his own store, The Music Store, in Saint George, UT to serve the musical community in Southern Utah. Amidst the daily tasks of running a business, Steve still finds the most joy in helping student and professional players’ instruments stay in good repair and especially in working one-on-one with players and their families to select the right equipment specifically for them so they too can enjoy the positive impact music has in all of our lives. Steve lives in Saint George, UT with his wife, Rachel, 3 children and dog. Aside from work he enjoys trail running and a day skiing on the slopes.

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Rachel France

Rachel France grew up playing both the violin and piano. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University in 2002. At BYU Rachel studied piano with Dr. Paul Pollei and violin under Miheala Ganea and Ellen VanDamm. She completed her Kodaly Teaching Certificate through Intermuse, under the direction of Dr. Jerry Jaccard, in 2006. Rachel attended the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for three years, earning a Certificate in Opera and Lieder Accompanying and played violin in the AIMS Opera Orchestra.

Rachel has been an active adjudicator in the Northern Utah Valley Piano Festival, the Utah Valley String Festival, state Solo and Ensemble competition, and the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival (SUPAF). She has been a member of the Utah Valley Symphony and is currently playing violin with the Southwest Symphony. Rachel enjoys teaching both piano and violin and has run a full-time teaching studio for years. She and her husband, Steve France, are co-owners of The Music Store in St. George

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Taylor Arrazola

Taylor is a Southern Utah small-town girl raised in Orderville and graduated from Valley High where she played violin in various ensembles. Taylor is married, has 2 kids and is getting back into playing after having her violin fixed here at The Music Store. Little did she know that having her instrument fixed would turn into a job interview. Taylor loves to dance and play volleyball and will read anything you place in front of her.

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Logan Genduso

Logan is a Southern California native who has a passion for good music. As a self-taught musician, he focuses his interest in guitars and vocals but has a love for pretty much any music. Logan teaches Ukulele for Resonance School of Musicianship and otherwise follows his music passion as a hobby while he works and attends Dixie State University where he studies engineering and mathematics. But what a great opportunity for a self proclaimed musician to work in this environment at The Music Store!

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Amanda Morrill

Amanda Morrill is a percussionist and music educator who has called St. George home since 2004.  An alumna of Dixie Middle, Dixie High, and Dixie State, Amanda is uniquely familiar with the Southern Utah musical education experience and seeks to make that experience even more enjoyable for students at every level.

Amanda holds a Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of Utah as well as a Bachelor of Science in Music from Dixie State University. She has worked with Washington County School District’s young percussionists extensively as a frequent clinician, ensemble coach, and adjudicator for local schools and competitions.

As a performer, Amanda enjoys playing in the orchestra pit for Tuacahn Amphitheater’s main stage productions.  She has been a member of the Southwest Symphony for 9 years and regularly performs with the Rebel Jazz Band.  Amanda is an adjunct faculty member in the music department at Dixie State and the production manager for the St. George Jazz Festival.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys running, reading, and eating all kinds of unhealthy, delicious food with her husband, Garrett Pearson.

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Scott Ellis

Scott graduated from Western Iowa Technical Institute with a degree in Band Instrument repair. Originally from Rockaway, New Jersey Scott grew up playing cello but ended up marching DCI drum corps playing Baritone for two seasons with Fusion and one season with the Colts.

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Heather Judd

Heather is a student at Pine View High school where she plays violin in the orchestra and pit orchestra. She is a Utah All State musician and enjoys making pottery. Aside from helping with all things at The Music Store her family owns their own chocolate candies company so she can be found at all hours of the day making some of the most delicious treats you’ve ever treated yourself to.

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Cailin Bruce

Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado Cailin Bruce attended BYU-Idaho where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She and her husband moved to St. George in 2013, and have 3 awesome children.  Cailin played the violin in school orchestras and took private lessons. She came to The Music Store with the desire to learn how to play the mandolin and took lessons here at the store. Her time in the store taking lessons opened the door to her becoming a staff member. Cailin loves music, anything that gets her outdoors, health and fitness, reading, games, and spending time with family and friends.

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Glen Grigel

Glen Grigel is a 1977 graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music, and has been a full time school instrument technician since 1978. Glen has worked on everything from Accordians to Zithers, with school grade Woodwind, Brass, Stringed and Percussion instruments being his primary interests. Since January of 1985 he has been the school instrument technician at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. At Crane he services all school owned wind, percussion, and stringed instruments for methods classes and ensembles. Glen has been an active clinician for NYSSMA, NYSBDA, BOCES, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. He teaches both a string and band instrument maintenance class during the Crane summer session, and has recently begun offering his stringed instrument class as part of the Hartt School summerterm.

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