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About Us

Santorella Publications’ mission is to provide a generous assortment of high quality print music that reflects our passion for the industry. We have risen from humble beginnings to become a strong competitor in the publishing industry. Starting in 1994, armed with just a few books, Tony Santorella set out to create a company that was unique in its product diversity, exceptional engraving, and foremost customer care. Today, it is this same unwavering commitment that has fueled twenty years of consistent growth.

The varied interests and strengths of our talented teachers, authors, editors, and arrangers have played a vital role in the success of our unique catalog.

Our piano solos and collections range from simple jazz to demanding classical pieces. Our horn solos and collections span various genres, including classical, jazz, patriotic and sacred. Our guitar library was established when Roy Clark signed on to create a series of educational books, and we’ve grown this line to include classical and fingerstyle pieces. These solos and collections are some of the finest arrangements in this category.

We then expanded our catalog into more diverse areas, such as accordion. We were commissioned by the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts (ATAM) to develop a new method for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in doing so, established new guidelines for teaching accordion. Santorella’s Beginning Accordion Course is currently one of the best-selling around the globe.

Next, we launched a widely successful acoustic string series of “How to Play” books with CD, which has been a consistent favorite of teachers and students alike.

The acquisition of JT Publications and the Heartland product line enhanced our growth yet further in 2004. With many exceptional titles came How To Play Guitar in Every Key, a book which remains among the top 10 most popular in our catalog.

Subsequent releases were met with critical acclaim and maintain their popularity to date, such as Know Before You Blow, our jazz improvisational method for soloists, ensembles, private teachers, and schools. Our 101 Ukulele Favorites includes one of the largest song collections for Ukulele available.

We continued with the re-release of Mitchell on Trumpet. Endorsed by numerous professionals, this series contains 82 balanced lessons written in 4 Volumes with instructional DVD or CD.  

In recent years, we’ve responded to our customers’ requests in a variety of categories. Our Instrumental Fingering Chart Series was expanded, and now offers the most extensive selection of instruments available for this type of instructional product. The release of The Colors of Music, More Colors of Music, Color My Band, and Color My Orchestra, met the demand for fun, yet sophisticated music coloring books versatile enough to accommodate an ample age range and instrument preference. Due to teachers’ demand, we also moved forward to re-publish favorite standards from the (former) Hansen House catalog, such as Theory Notebook Complete and My Favorite Classics.

 Today, we continue to release new and innovative titles. We understand restrictions due to age or inexperience, but know how to raise the bar and challenge a talented player. Whatever your instrument preference – from trumpet to mountain dulcimer - Santorella Publications has products to accommodate your needs.

As those who recognize there is no substitute for the weight, scent and feel of your favorite text, we should remain aware of the impact that the electronic age has had upon the small, independent retailer. Private lessons, personal relationships, and product knowledge are the unequivocal strength of these music stores and schools. As such, we encourage you to shop at your local music store.

We're excited to see what the future holds, and one thing remains certain. We will continue to appreciate both your business, and your feedback on our products in the in the years to come.

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