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. 

Grace Stormont, clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass and fiddle instructor since 2023. Grace is an Arkansas Grand Champion banjo player and the youngest artist in Arkansas Country Music Awards history to win “Acoustic Act of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (2021). She won “Americana Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” for her debut album ‘On Your Own’ at the 2022 awards show.