Who Are We?

Andy Ploof, owner
Don Ploof, owner
Matthew Carl, sales and repairs. Since 2010
Wes Jones, sales and repairs. Since 2011
 Jim Sullivan, sales and repairs. Since 2018

Blake Korte, sales and repairs, dobro, mandolin and mountain dulcimer instructor. Since 2019


Heather Manley, ukulele instructor. Since 2017

Mike Saputo, clawhammer and bluegrass banjo instructor. Since 1989

Mike Aehle, bluegrass banjo instructor. Since 2016

Chris Endicott, electric and acoustic guitar, beginning mandolin and beginning bass instructor, since 2022. Chris is a multi instrumentalist whose main focus is the guitar. Having grown up learning to flat pick at music folk, playing bass in high school jazz band, studying a bit of classical guitar in college and playing in various rock/pop bands throughout the years, his primary focus is fingerpicking.

Mike Cosentino, classical, acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele instructor, since 2022 Michael Cosentino is a classically trained guitarist with 22 years of experience in a variety of musical styles. He started his studies under John Mcclellan at the St. Louis Symphony Music School and continued to earn a BM of music performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he
studied with John Holmquist and Grammy award winner Jason Vieaux. 

Tom Malone, guitar, electric guitar, bass. Tom is a seasoned instructor and is now back on staff as an instructor.
Tom Maloney has been playin’ the blues for a long time and has entertained blues lovers all over these United States, Europe, (Germany w/the Soulard Blues Band) and South America. 

Lukas Simpson, guitar, mandolin, clawhammer banjo,  has been writing and singing songs his entire life. He has been teaching guitar, mandolin and banjo for nearly twenty years and has performed in Europe, Dominican Republic and the United States.
Luke’s song “Conversation’s Free” was used by Nissan in a commercial aired in over 35 countries around the world.





Abby Flanagan, fiddle and violin. Abby began playing fiddle in the third grade when she was introduced to French Canadian tunes and the local fiddle traditions of Maine. Abby loves introducing people to the world of fiddle, showing them old tunes that are new to them. She mostly teaches by ear (but can also teach sight-reading) and working on ear-training techniques to help students develop the skills to ultimately learn tunes on their own. My approach to beginner fiddlers is broad and applicable to a variety of student interests, focusing on bowing technique, melodic ear-training, and intonation. My approach to intermediate or advanced lessons is geared towards the Appalachian old time tradition and honing an individual sound. Abby can also teach beginning violin, with the focus on technique and fundamentals.