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Always known as "Peg" Meyer established a regional reputation with his band, "The Melody Kings." A number of excellent musicians played in his groups, the most well-known being the famous jazz pianist, Jess Stacy. Earl Center and Phil Hoche were other who would move on to professional careers.
From the nineteen-twenties to the nineteen-fifties he was a musical instrument salesman for the Conn Instrument Company, and started bands in dozens of rural schools throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Meyer became known as "The Music Man" for the region as he always followed up his sales by offering to teach the youngsters who acquired one of his instruments. He even helped a number of school in the southeast region by serving as their band director until they could fund their own. He believed that he personally taught over 3,000 youngsters to "play horns or beat drums" in his two-state area.
This is his second book. The first was a manual for small instrument repair, a book still occasionally found in repair shops of music stores in the United States and the United Kingdom.