Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2013
Languages Spoken

Spanish

Expertise

Drums & Percussion, Keyboards, Print Music, Clarinets, Violins, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories

Musical Interests

House Electronica, techno, drum & bass, 90's alternative, pop punk, 80's pop

Teaching Experience

percussion, drum line, marching percussion, drum set

Performance Experience

Colt's Neck Community Band, Montgomery Village Concert Band, DC's Different Drummers marching, symphonic, and jazz bands

Travis

Retail Manager - N

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.

-E. Y. Harburg

About Me

Hi there! I’m Travis Gettinger, manager of the Rockville, MD Music & Arts location. I have been with the company since 2013, previously working in our Horsham, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Manalapan, NJ stores before moving back here to Maryland where I grew up.

I have been involved with music since I started taking piano lessons at 8 years old. My first band instrument was clarinet, though I quickly switched to bass clarinet. I currently play percussion and bass clarinet as a member of DC's Different Drummers in the marching band, symphonic band, and jazz band. I have also previously played with the Montgomery Village Community Band and the Colt's Neck Community Band. During school I also played French horn and percussion for our ensembles. I played on my high school’s drum line for marching band and was drum captain my senior year. During college I began teaching drum set and marching percussion, and taught privately for 6 years. I also have been playing guitar for 14 years and compose in my free time.

Growing up in Maryland, Music & Arts was the local music store and the place to go for musical instruments, accessories, and sheet music, as well as instrument rentals and lessons. 15 years later, I was excited to find that the company had expanded beyond Maryland, now including more than 150 locations across the country. I am now pleased to be a part of a great team of people dedicated to helping new music makers on their path to success. Through working with so many talented musicians, I have knowledge of all band, orchestra, and combo instruments, and my team and I are eager to answer questions and help you make the choice that’s right for you.

We are also proud to have a great lesson program here at Music & Arts. We have an excellent group of teachers at our location, offering private, one-on-one lessons for nearly any instrument. My team and I look forward to finding the best teacher for you or your student’s needs and goals.

También hablo español bastante bien, entonces si tiene cualquier pregunta, ¡no dude en llamarme!

We are always putting on fun events to get the local community involved with music, such as regular open mic nights, group classes, free clinics, and more. Stop by our store in Federal Plaza on Rockville Pike and see what’s going on!

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Rockville Music & Arts 301-881-6440 Rockville MD