THE HOUSE OF NOTE

From 1960, and located at 6202 Magnolia Avenue (at the intersection of Magnolia and Jurupa) in Riverside the store was owned by Ted Peckels, it closed around 1969 or 1970. The building is no longer there. the House of Note closed in the early ‘70s, and in 1978 Ted bought Coopers Action Music, down the road at 6511 Magnolia Avenue, which he operated until he passed away.

In late 1962, Ted's friend and business partner Chauncey Romero opened Redlands’ House of Note, with Ted's full support, located on 20 North Sixth, between State and Citrus.

“Ted Peckels’ music stores in Riverside
and Redlands helped give rise to the Inland Empire’s fertile surf and garage rock scenes” - Mike Stax, Ugly Things magazine

THE HOUSE OF NOTE- RIVERSIDE

THE HOUSE OF NOTE- REDLANDS

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TED PECKELS

Musician and Business Owner

Ted ran the very successful and popular music store in Riverside in the 60s. Ted was a true gentleman, always willing to help younger musicians.

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CHAUNCEY ROMERO

Musician and Ted's Business partner in Redlands

Chanucey launched the Redlands store in 1962. Chauncey was member of the band The Hustlers.

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ROY HARRIS

Musician and employee

Roy was a band member of The Ris-Kays/The Truths)

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NORMAN SANDERS

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Norm Sanders also known as "Roly Sanders" of the Busitng Surfboards "Tornadoes" fame. Was one of the very first teachers while still in high school and most popular teacher- He was constantly booked.

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JACK KAMINSKI

Employee

Jack worked for Ted in the ‘50s and ‘60s

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GREG TORNQUIST

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Greg taught folk and light rock. he became a member of Peppermint Trolly Co, and Bones on lead guitar. Celebrated producer of the award winning musical Mississippi.

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GARY EYE

Music teacher

Gary started when he was 13, sweeping the floors and doing various menial tasks. By the mid-‘60s though, he was teaching guitar, bass and drums.

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JOHN W SESSUMS III

Musician and investor -  Redlands

John made a small initial investment and helped build the teaching room with egg carton sound proofing. Made custom speaker cabinets for the store and went into business with Hollywood film producers for miniature scenes.

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TED TRUJILLO

Music Instructor

In 1966 Trujillo became an instructor at the Riverside store, working there until at least 1969.

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C.P. WOODS

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

member of the teaching staff - Image required

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BILL BROWN

Drum Instructor

Bill Brown a drum instructor and later became FOH manager for Earth Wind and Fire

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WARREN WHEELER

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Taught lap steel and steel guitar, also only member of staff to take group sessions having 75 students

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STEVE EKWALL

Employee

Drum instructor at House of Note and later associated with the Psalm 150 band.

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DEAN PICKARD

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

member of the teaching staff - Image required

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DON LOVE

Employee

Former HON employee

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CASY CUNNINGHAM

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Taught drums, member of the Peppermint Trolly Co and Bones. Living in Arizona.

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FRANCIE NASH

Employee

Francie married Doug Donaghue

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TOM SHEELEY

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Tom taught sight reading, rock & roll, jazz and the blues. He became a Professor of Music at Arizona University, he was a renowned  classical guitarist with many awards. Tom sadly died in 2021

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RALPH ROSE

Employee

Former HON employee

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BOB SILLER

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Bob taught folk music

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PETE WALKER

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Pete taught banjo and folk

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JIM HARRIS

Employee

Former HON employee

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MELISSA MCCRACKEN

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Melissa was a folk teacher, she is still active playing guitar in San Diego

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TBC

Employee

Former HON employee

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MIKE BUTLER

Salesperson -  Redlands

From HON sales Mike went on to become a Colonel in the USAF, 39 years (Ret) Also a guitar collector.

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TBC

Employee

Former HON employee

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RICHARD BALCK

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Richard taught banjo and folk

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TBC

Employee

Former HON employee

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GEOF LIVERNOIS

Musician and teacher -  Redlands

Geof taught surf rock