Our Team

The People Who Make Carpenter’s Music World Great!

Our customers deserve greatness, which is why we’re proud to have a great team of skilled professionals. From our sales team to our delivery team (and everyone in between) we work hard to deliver a great experience to our customers.

WENDELL CARPENTER

Wendell graduated from Brigham Young Young University in 1965 with a B.A. in Music Education. In 1966, he relocated to Reno, Nevada with his wife, Linda. In January of 1968, he opened C&M Music Center with his brother-in-law, Calvin McBride. In 1985 Wendell bought out his partner and the store was renamed Carpenter’s Music World.

For over 40 years, Wendell has been an advocate of the community and has helped bring the gift of music to young and old alike. If you have questions about finding the right piano for your home, he is here to help.

DEBI FORMAN

Debi, our office manager and bookkeeper, has lived in the Reno area since 1985 with her husband and children. Debi is a graduate of TMCC and UNR and has three awesome grandsons. Debi is a crucial member of our team and helps hold everything together. She’s the one to contact for billing and account questions.

TOM MASI

Tom has been involved with management in the piano industry for more than 35 years. He has also played professionally for 25 years. After a six year hiatus from Carpenter’s Music World, we’re lucky to have Tom back in the store. As our Sales Manager, he is responsible for piano sales and events, as well as College and Institutional sales. His marketing and sales skills are a great asset to Carpenter’s Music World. We’re happy to have him back!

MIKE REYNOLDS

Mike Reynolds  is our new Manager of the Guitar Department at Carpenter’s Music World and also provides guitar instruction to students of all ages. His duties also include outside sales during special events. Reynolds has been a resident of Reno, Nevada since the late 1990’s and has been a regular performer on the local Reno music scene since that time. A native of New Jersey, he honed his guitar prowess as a young man performing along the East Coast and in the New York City area in the early 1990’s. Mike received his Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University.

ZEPHYR ROSE

Zephyr is one of the newest members to the Carpenter’s Music family. A true local to the desert of Western Nevada, he will make sure you never get left high and dry with any unanswered questions. Zephyr has his own home recording studio where he practices playing guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, singing, and anything else that suits his fancy. Talk to Zephyr if you have any general music questions, or if you are interested in any of the services offered by our diverse array of employees.

DAVID BELANGER

David Belanger has been a resident of Reno, Nevada for 45 years. He has been selling instruments large and small, from piccolo to grand pianos, for the last 11 years. He specializes in digital pianos and has an extraordinary flair in the operation, repairing and maintenance of many types of extravagant keyboards, such as the Yamaha Clavinova . He enjoys spending time with people in order to help them to better understand their instruments so that they may get more joy out of their musical experience. If you ever have a question about digital sounds, MIDI or need help figuring out how to record yourself on a digital piano, David is the man with the answers.

RUTH MOORE

Ruth’s takes care of our Sheet Music Department, front counter sales, and instrument rentals. Not only are her responsibilities a big percentage of our everyday business, she is also a very talented musician. Coming to Carpenter’s Music World from a previous music store, her experience in the business has been invaluable.

LISA SANCHEZ

Lisa Sanchez has a great passion for music which is why she is a perfect fit here at Carpenter’s Music World. Lisa holds a BA degree from Chico State in Sociology and also is a rock drummer on the local Northern Nevada Music Scene. She comes from a musically oriented family and was already in the recording studio by age 16. Lisa takes every opportunity in the area to seek out and attend live music venues and performances, of all varieties, whenever she gets a chance. This passion is evident by her interactions with customers here at Carpenter’s Music World where she handles a variety of tasks for us.

BRADEN BENECKE

Braden, middle child in a family of nine, hails from the arid reaches of the Lahontan River Valley. There he and his brothers, for many years, wrestled alpacas, tilled the good earth, and practiced music. Braden plays a handful of instruments and is assisting us with piano moves and detailing