Monday, January 7, 2013

Mockli's Music Shop and School merges with Piano Gallery

Dillon Mockli
If you've driven down South Boulevard since Christmas you may have noticed that Mockli's Music Shop and School is now empty.

Owner Dillon Mockli has moved and merged with the Piano Gallery Music Superstore, at 2995 E. 17th Street.

He said Piano Gallery owner Doug Brown approached him a few years ago about a partnership. Music classes were part of Brown's plan in 2010 when he remodeled the old Rex Store, adding six studios and a recital hall. At that time, Mockli said he was still building his business, but in late 2012 the idea of a merger became more appealing.

The expanded class schedule at Piano Gallery has prompted the Piano Gallery to add two new classrooms, one for guitar and another in the back for drum lessons (the latter of which the store hasn't offered until now.) Lessons are being offered in guitar, piano, violin, drums and voice. Mockli said he is looking for a cello teacher.

For more information, call 524-4420.