Our President, and third generation owner
One of the New England’s most respected classical guitarists and a member of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, Carl can help anyone find the perfect instrument to match their needs and budget. He has overseen the steady growth of Union Music, especially the Acoustic guitar room which now has the largest selection of fine acoustic instruments anywhere in the region.
A talented guitarist (Sleepwalkers, Black Elm, Short Ride), Sean brings a wealth of knowledge to his work at Union Music. Already a very experienced Music retail associate (1/5th of his life helping customers with their music making needs), Sean brings a great smile and youthful vigor to the family atmosphere that is the Union Music community. Sean is the youngest member of the staff, and also the tallest and strongest; he’s an avid athlete, with tennis, archery, kayaking, cycling and fishing counted among his many interests!
Asst. Store Manager
Bob Sarkala is truly a legend in the musical instrument retail field within Worcester County. After 26+ years helping musicians at Kurlan Music, Bob now brings that wealth of knowledge and experience to Union Music. Bob is a gifted guitarist and vocalist on the local scene (BYO Blues, Ric Porter Band, Lester Rawson Band, The Steve LeClaire Big Band) and brings a professional caring attitude to his work with the public. A living example of the maxim “Still waters run deep”, Bob is a kind and patient man, well liked and admired by all who get to know him. A Harley man, this gentle giant is a true one-of-a-kind, and a wonderful addition to the Union Music family!
Music Technology Expert…
Energizing our keyboard and home recording departments, Paul is the owner of a digital 16 track recording studio and is a first-call keyboard player both live and in the studio for all the best musicians in the area. His talent and expertise will guarantee you will be able to understand the sometimes complicated equipment used to make music today!
Sales & “Aide de Kamp”
Peter Allard has been affiliated with Union Music staff since 1988. He was one in the line of our few guitar repairmen, gladly ceding the role to current guitar repairman Dave Dick back in 1993. After leaving Union to tour the world as a “renowned” Children’s Music performer, he returned to the fold in 2010, happy to be back helping our customers find the perfect instrument to express their muse. Peter is also a busy professional musician, teaching music classes for local schools as well as performing with bands (Ric Porter Band, Dummer, Children of Mayhem, The Otters, Worcester Folk Orchestra) as a guitarist and bassist. Kind, funny, generous, patient, knowledgeable, Peter is some of those things- come on down to find out which today!
Sales & Maintenance
Eccentric, eclectic, exotic, erotic, quixotic, narcotic- on and on go the wildly rumored descriptions of our fun-loving TJ. What we do know is that he is very helpful and knowledgeable about instruments, performing, sound reinforcement, and cleanliness. Sweet, kind, funny, hard-working, enthusiastic, loyal, crazy- to know TJ is to love him! T. J. has been performing since the early 1960’s (Stone Edition, Eratica, Sunbeams), and he hasn’t stopped. T. J. Peavey, here for you today, and coming to a stage near you soon!