|Welcome to Luyben Music. Bonade and the rest of the
staff at Luyben's are glad you dropped by. Luyben's is celebrating over 55
years of service to the musical community.
Robert Luyben, began offering his ligatures in 1965 as a sideline to
his thriving music store. Luyben, who died in 1993, had studied with Daniel
Bonade and was a clarinetist with the U.S. Navy Band. He turned down several
job offers playing in New York to open a small teaching studio and repair shop
in his hometown.
Our official greeter and beloved friend.
1988 - 2004
Even as his business grew, Bob
devoted his spare time to building better mouthpieces and ligatures. The
Luyben plastic ligature was the clarinetist's first real
alternative to traditional metal ligatures.
Bob was joined in the business by his wife Annette who managed the finances,
and eventually by their daughter Annette, who currently operates the business.
Also important to the functioning of the business is Music Buyer, Don Shoberg,
who has been with the Luybens for 50 years. The instrument and accessory department is handled by Rich Coble.
All of the employees at Luyben Music are musicians, with different areas of
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