Tim Paul Joins Bob Popyk Panel Discussion At NAMM Show

Digital keyboards are changing the scope of the piano business in full-line, combo and piano-only stores. Are you making the most of this business-enhancing and traffic-generating product category, which has the potential for strong profits? Moderated by Bob Popyk, columnist for Music Trades magazine, this panel includes Tim Paul from Illinois, John Ebata from Canada, Peter Sides Jr. from Pennsylvania and Mike Kay from Washington. The cutting-edge discussion will dive into ideas you may not have thought of for bringing new customers through the door by selling more digital keyboards, whether you’re a full-line, combo or niche music retailer.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Future of Digital Keyboards for Full-Line Music Retailers

Anaheim C.C., Lounge 88 (Level 3 Ballroom)

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Presented by:

  • Bob Popyk

  • Tim Paul

  • Johen Ebata

  • Peter Sides Jr.

  • Bob Lupo

  • Mike Kay

Bob Popyk


Bob is founder of Bentley-Hall, Inc, and is a columnist for Music Trades Magazine.


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Tim Paul


Tim has been in the music industry most of his life as a musician, piano technician, music retailer and industry consultant. In 1990 he founded Piano Trends Music and Band Company as a full-service music shop in Crystal Lake, Illinois with his wife Bobbi. The couple continues to own and operate the store as a Baldwin, Casio and Conn-Selmer dealer. They also work with many schools within the company’s band division providing lessons, rentals, repairs, print music, accessories and other music services. Tim serves as Board President at Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois.


The Future of Digital Keyboards for Full-Line Music Retailers

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