New owners turning the Music Box crank

Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007


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  Scott and Gena Stahlecker formerly of Austin Texas are the proud new owners of the Music Box in Soldotna and Homer.

Tim Jordon does instrument repairs at the Music Box now under the new ownership of Scott and Gena Stahlecker.

For more than a quarter century Mike and Trish Silba have owned and operated the Music Box in Soldotna and Homer, but now as Trish and Mike focus their talents on video and audio duplication with their Memory Lane business, Scott and Gena Stahlecker, formerly of Austin, Texas, are the new Music Box owners. Throughout the years the Music Box has become famous among students and musicians as a place to buy the latest sheet music, quality name brand instruments, and just about any item related to the world of music. Coming from Austin, Texas a city known as one of America’s musical centers, the Stahlecker’s intend to continue what the Music Box has become known for while adding their personal touches to the stores, “Mike and Trish have done a great job running the stores for the last 26 years and we don’t plane on a lot of changes here in Soldotna, however in Homer we have a major expansion underway at a new location off Lake Street in Homer and we will be more than doubling the square footage and bringing in a lot more inventory to that store,” Scott told the Dispatch.


Scott and Gena Stahlecker formerly of Austin Texas are the proud new owners of the Music Box in Soldotna and Homer.

The Music Box will also continue to provide professional, technical, electronic and instrument repairs with Tim Jordon on staff in Soldotna, “We also work with the Music Man in Anchorage for specialty instruments repairs such as clarinet flute or any orchestral instrument repair,” added Stahlecker. The Music Box will continue to offer special orders to meet any musicians fancy, “We can look up and offer just about any specialty item you need or might be looking for and offer it at a competitive price, we can help you go high tech and make orders for Bush Alaska,” said Gena. Both Scott and Gena are musicians, Gena plays the piano and Scott the drums, but while living in Austin, Texas the Stahlecker’s were in the health care business, “We wanted a change from health care, it’s not life or death in the music business, most people walk out of here happy with a new musical instrument. We moved to Alaska for the quality of life, a slower pace and not so much traffic. The music business is a fun business,” added Gena. The Stahlecker’s are hoping to hear from and help the professional bands in Alaska and to do so have created a website at where groups or musicians can advertise their events, look for other musicians to play with, find qualified music instructors, nominate a worthy student, or learn about all the new happenings at the Music Box. The Music Box will be open through the holidays from 10:00am 6:30pm Monday Saturday. For more information stop by The Music Box in Soldotna on the Spur Highway across from Mykel’s and meet Scott and Gena, or in Homer on Pioneer Ave, with an opening of the new store off Lake Street scheduled for mid October, or call 262-9255 in Soldotna, and 235-7677 in Homer.

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