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Beth Houlihan - President & Owner - bio [+]
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is the daughter of the founders of Kidder Music Service
and has officially been with the company since 1987.
Growing up, she
played the clarinet, piano, and took voice lessons.
She attended Dunlap High School and has her Bachelors in Music Business from Bradley University.
is now happily married to husband, Jay, has a step son, Bobby, and two kitties, Bill and Izzie.
Professionally, Beth served on the NAMM Board of Directors and was the president of NAYMM from 1998-2000.
is involved with industry associations and groups such as NASMD
and their projects to promote the benefits of making music.
enjoys singing with the Morton Civic Chorus and performing their Encore show each year.
oversees the Sterling and Bloomington stores, purchases inventory and instruments, controls the inventory, and manages personnel.
Beth Houlihan is president ...
Beth Houlihan is president of Kidder Music, which has locations in Bloomington, Peoria and Sterling.
She said this week she didnt foresee the elimination of Saturday service affecting her business.
Any orders that were going to receive would come via UPS or FedEx
, which dont operate on Sunday, she
We receive bills and payments, and theyll come on Monday.
was not surprised at all by the Postal Services decision.
It doesnt bother me, she
Its just one of those thats going away.
Same with the phone book.
The store has no plan to ...
The store has no plan to move at this time, Kidder President Beth Houlihan said.
While the Kmart closure has brought uncertainty regarding the malls future, things could ultimately work out for the better, Houlihan said.
We would love to have a situation where this is locally owned, Houlihan
also believes the older buildings might be better cared for under local ownership.
I think the upkeep would improve, she
Welcome to KidderMusic.com - Serving Peoria, Bloomington, and Sterling Illinois
Beth Houlihan: Owner / President
Kidder Music Service