Nick Smith - Store Manager Nick, the resident Red Sox fan of Sam Ash Music, is a drummer and novice electronic music composer. His various bands have taken him around the state of Florida playing everything from rockabilly to experimental rock music. He has also served as an instrument tech for Blue Man Group of Orlando. He has a love for island music including reggae, calypso, latin jazz and tropical salsa and collects instruments that are typically off the beaten path such as a chinese gu-zheng and Indian tabla drums. Nick considers his musical influences to be Bob Marley, Sublime, Tool, Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin, The Dirty Heads and Matisyahu. Nick has been with Sam Ash Music since 2002 and has been the General Manager of the Orlando store since 2009.
Barry Songer - Sales Manager Born in Indianapolis, Barry Songer grew up with a fondness for Metal, Rock, Electronic, Industrial and of course, Country and Western music. At 14, he handled his first guitar and quickly developed a taste for Telecasters which has now spanned nearly three decades. Along the way, he has acquired other interests, such as home recording via all things Native Instruments, Logic, Propellorhead and a myriad of other digital devices. This ultimately led Barry to seek a growing career with Sam Ash Music as he joined the Indianapolis location in November of 2005 beginning as a guitar sales associate, advancing to guitar department manager and presently, is enjoying his role as Sales Manager in the Orlando location. Barry has a strong passion for helping other musicians finding that perfect piece of gear; whether it be finding their very first guitar or tracking down that vintage axe from their youth that may have slipped away.
Nicole Lamphier Lesson Coordinator & Instructor