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Kidder Music Service Inc
7728 N. Crestline Dr.
Peoria , Illinois 61615
United States

Company Description: Kidder Music Service, Inc. (originally named Byerly School Service) was founded in 1974 by James E. Kidder and Floride Kidder as a school band instrument service...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Dunlap High School
  • Bachelors , Music Business
    Bradley University
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Web References
NASMD - 2014-2015 NASMD Board of Directors, 2 April 2015 [cached]
Beth Houlihan
Beth Houlihan is president of Kidder Music Service, Inc., a full-line music retailer with three locations in Central/Northern Illinois. She holds music business degree from Bradley University, and was a NAMM music business scholarship winner. She started in the business at about age 8, grading Conn-Selmer listening tests for her father, and worked her way through shipping, clerical, customer service, educational rep and purchasing positions. Beth was the president of NAYMM, serving on the NAMM board from 1998-2000. She is a member of many industry organizations, as well as the Morton Civic Chorus back in Peoria. She enjoys musicals and nature watching, and is a huge football and hockey fan. She and her husband, Jay, live in the country north of Peoria.
Staff - Kidder Music, 23 Nov 2013 [cached]
Beth Houlihan - President & Owner - bio [+]
Photo of Beth Houlihan
Beth 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. Beth 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. She is involved with industry associations and groups such as NASMD, NAMM, AMC and their projects to promote the benefits of making music. She enjoys singing with the Morton Civic Chorus and performing their Encore show each year. Beth oversees the Sterling and Bloomington stores, purchases inventory and instruments, controls the inventory, and manages personnel.
Beth Houlihan is president ..., 12 Feb 2013 [cached]
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 said. We receive bills and payments, and theyll come on Monday.
Houlihan said she was not surprised at all by the Postal Services decision.
It doesnt bother me, she said. Its just one of those thats going away. Same with the phone book.
The store has no plan to ..., 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
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 said.
Houlihan said she also believes the older buildings might be better cared for under local ownership.
I think the upkeep would improve, she said.
Beth Houlihan of Kidder ..., 3 Dec 2012 [cached]
Beth Houlihan of Kidder Music, however, feels that, "Things are starting to turn around and we're seeing a bit of an up-tick.
Owner/President: Beth Houlihan
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