Dan Elliott – Owner
Dan is a lifelong musician and self-proclaimed music gear fanatic. He started piano as a young child then switched to the trombone in the 4th grade and played all the way through high school. Along the way he taught himself to play guitar, dabbled with harmonica, the penny whistle, the triangle and even the didgeridoo. Eventually, he settled on the bass guitar as his main instrument. He also developed a reputation as a sought-after live sound and recording engineer toured professionally and became heavily involved in concert promotion. Dan spent nearly two decades working as a marketing and product development consultant with a variety of companies including Ashdown Amplifiers, BBE Sound, Wedgie Picks, Parkwood Guitars, Bass Gear Magazine and others, and served as marketing and artist relations director for Gallien-Krueger for 5 years.
Randy Clarke - Repair Technician, Teacher
Randy is our very own in-house repair technician. Randy is extremely proficient in all forms and shapes of stringed instrument set-up and repair; including guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, mandolin, banjo… etc. Randy is known for his quality of repair work, genuine care for each instrument and he’s especially known for every customer’s overall satisfaction.
Ariel Elliott – Marketing & Public Relations, Music Together Teacher
Ariel is a mother of one with years of experience teaching groups of young children in both music & dance. Ariel has been a music teacher for The Strum Shop's Ukes for Schools Non-Profit Program as well as The Roseville Police Activities League since 2014. Ariel is also a gifted singer with an entertaining personality, keeping kids happily engaged in the classes activities.