Radovich & Dean Music began in 1973 with David Radovich, his wife Cindy Dean Radovich, and Cindy’s father, Rudy Dean. After several years of teaching in public schools in CT and MA, the couple moved to NY to open the music store with Rudy, who was a well-known jazz pianist from the Bronx. They first opened shop in Lake Carmel on Rte. 52, then later moved to Seminary Hill Rd., before settling into the store’s current location – in the Hamlet of Carmel.
After repairing instruments, and teaching lessons, Rudy and Dave frequently performed together at jazz and supper clubs, weddings, and other formal events. Cindy taught music in the Brewster Schools for 30 years, while maintaining a full schedule of piano students after school at the store. Dave is the store’s primary repair technician, teaches woodwinds, and performs regularly throughout Putnam and Westchester. Cindy has been music director and rehearsal pianist for dozens of musical theater productions in the area. Today, she operates the store with Dave and maintains a packed teaching schedule in the afternoons. Their daughter, Tiffany, an oboe and English horn player, operates The Studios – the lesson department, located at 7 Fair Street – just around the corner from the retail store.
Forty years later, our mission remains the same: To provide music students and professionals alike with quality instruments, accessories, instruction, and repair service. It is our background as professional musicians and music educators that sets us apart.