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WHO WE ARE


Union Music
 has served the musicians of Worcester and Central Massachusetts for over a century. The business was started by the Kamp family (see History) and continues to be a family business to this day. We continue to provide a variety of instruments to purchase or rent, supplies, lessons, and an excellent repair service, as well as moving forward with new online capabilities for sales and service.

We strive to continue the tradition as a local business with emphasis on excellent customer service. When you come into our store, you are greeted by experienced musicians who can help you find the exact right instrument or accessory to meet your needs. We are happy to assist you with special orders, financing, or equipment setup.

We look forward to serving you!


Our Staff 

Bob Sarkala, Store Manager

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, gigging musician

Bob 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.

 

Paul Provost, Sales


Piano, gigging musician, recording engineer, music teacher

Energizing our keyboard and pro audio departments, Paul is a professional musician and keyboard instructor with over 40 years experience.  His talent and expertise will guarantee you will be able to understand the sometimes complicated equipment used to make music today!

 

Keith T., Sales


Guitar, drums

Keith spends time working the sales floor on Friday and Saturday. He enjoys psychedelic music and heavy metal; grew up playing guitar and is a drum hobbyist. Keith has spent most of his life working retail and takes pride in selling music gear.

 

TJ Peavey, Sales


Guitar, ukulele, gigging musician, music teacher

TJ, long, long, long time Union Music employee, second in tenure to only Paul Provost, his brother from a different mother.  TJ wants your Union Music experience to be a wonderful one.  A ukulele expert and music lover, you will have a good time when you deal with him, in person or on the phone.

 

Landon Chesney, Website, Sales


Guitars, percussion, music therapy student

Landon works on the website helping us keep our inventory photos up-to-date. He is a full-time student at Anna Maria College majoring in Music Therapy.


The Barabash Family, Owners

Dan Barabash, Sales,
Lessons Manager


Percussion, keyboard, guitar

Dan can be found at the front counter most days; along with sales, he handles the matchmaking of students and teachers. Known for his percussion and drum skills, he also plays guitar, bass, keyboards and music software. Playing music from childhood, he is a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge.

 

Michele Barabash, 
General Manager

Michele played the flute in her high school marching band, but no one would consider her a musician.  She does have extensive management experience managing software teams and projects, and uses that knowledge daily in the back office.

 

Bill Barabash, Tech Support

Bill recently retired from his long career as a Software Engineer and helps out at the store keeping our computers up and running.  He has been playing violin all of his life.