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 guitar 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. 

Elliott Gibbons, fingerstyle folk guitar and classical guitar instructor, since 2022. Elliott returns to us as an instructor after several years away from St. Louis.