Northland Music Center LLC opened February 1, 2010 and has earned the respect and trust of many local school, bands and musicians. We will continue to serve the community with all of their musical needs and our number one goal is customer service. Please allow our highly trained and knowledgeable staff to assist you with any questions about services or products you may have. If there is an item we do not have in stock, please allow us to special order it in for you at no extra charge.StaffWill Roffers - Owner, Drum Specialist
A drummer by heart Will started playing percussion in 6th grade and bought his first drum set from Lakeland Music and Supply, the very store that would become Northland Music Center. Though he was a 3 sport athlete through sophomore year in high school Will continued band all the way through. His senior year he was named percussion section leader and starting quarterback at Rhinelander High School. After high school he began giving lessons on drum set and helping out at Lakeland Music whenever he could. Will opened Northland Music Center with Don Peters February 1, 2010. Now as the sole owner, Will has been working on making NMC the go to music store in Northern Wisconsin.
Nicki Roffers - Certified Band Instrument Repair Technician
Nicki began piano lessons at a very young age, and joined band at JWMS in 6th grade. Nicki continued on in music lessons, eventually advancing to Drum Major in high school. Having been a part of the local musical community since childhood Nicki plans on using and expanding her knowledge of brass and woodwind instruments to help keep local musicians playing. Nicki has a broad range of musical knowledge already and can answer any questions you may have. Nicki had been training under former owner Don Peters in instrument repair and has now graduated the band instrument repair class at Southeast Technical College in Red Wing, MN. As a member of the National Association of Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NABIRT) she is happy to help with any repairs or questions.
Charlie Strong - Bass Specialist, Guitar Technician, Outside Sales
Charlie has been playing bass guitar for 18 years and teaches beginning to advanced bass guitar, as well as beginning guitar lessons. He is currently the outsides sales representative here at Northland Music Center. When he's not working at the store you can find him playing bass guitar for various bands around WI, such as: Whitehouse Players, Hip Pocket, Scott Kirby band, Brad Emanuel Trio, Dave Drivas and Friends, Paco Fralick, Kelly Jackson, Joe Bucher and many others.
Austin Sheldon - Sales Representative
Since he was five years old, Austin has been a lover and enthusiast of all music types. In particular, his love for hard rock and heavy metal sparked a desire to learn the ins and outs of all things music. Austin began vocal lessons at a young age, which gave him the necessary training to sing lead vocals for a variety of local bands. This experience inspired him to hone even more skills beyond vocals, starting with guitar and eventually leading to bass, drums, and more. Austin joined the Northland Music team to expand his ever growing knowledge of all things music and become more involved with local artists. Additionally, he hopes to help the next generation of musicians realize their passion, just as he did at a young age. When he is not at Northland, you can find Austin playing and recording with his band All Black Horizon.
Larry Vandervest - Media Coordinator
Larry is a longtime alto saxophone player. Like many young students, he first began playing when he joined band in the 6th grade. Larry continued to perform in band throughout all of middle and high school, and attributes his time in band as one of the most rewarding and influential experiences of his school career. He continues to play his sax today, although just for fun. At Northland Music Center, Larry utilizes his 10+ years of experience in graphic arts to produce advertising materials and web assets, in addition to managing in-store and online marketing.