Meet the Team


Dan Kuse

Store Manager

(636) 227 3573 / Dan is a veteran of the music sales industry with over 30 years experience. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Fazio's team. Guitars are this devastatingly handsome band man's speciality, and he is an ace with pro-sound in live and church applications. He even knows drums, although he'll deny it if you ask! Dan grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks area, and h...

Tony Marks


+1 (636) 227 3573 / Tony is the go-to guy for the "ins and outs" of Fazio's. He joined the crew in 2006 after leaving Vandelay Industries to head up the importing/exporting operations of both the store and website. Tony first worked in the music business at his father's store, Marks Music from 1988-1999. Tony's careful attention to detail makes him an essential element in upholding the Faz...

Bill Love

Sales Associate

Bill has multi-instrumental talents, and has been in the music sales industry for over 13 years. He started out as a drummer at the young age of 8, and then switched to guitar at 16. Guitar and Bass are his main instruments, and has a wonderful singing voice as well. Bill has played every venue from small clubs to Busch stadium, and you can find his music on iTunes & cdBaby. Come and see Bill for all your gu...

Denise Kuse

Sales Associate

Denise is Dan's wife, and they play music together as the duo The Double D. Around Fazio's she's known as "The Ukulele Lady". She absolutely loves the ukulele and even heads up a ukulele group in her school. She helps out at the store whenever she can, and is a great team member here at Fazio's!

Mike Fey

Sales Associate

Mike is a self taught guitarist that has been chasing the perfect tone for over 15 years. He knows the tricks of the trade and is always ready to recommend a good book. Mike loves all types of music - be it growling riffs, or pensive melodies, he is ready to find a sound that inspires you. 

Linda Huck

School Representative

Linda Huck is a retired music educator with over 30 years of experience teaching middle school and high school band. She taught in the Farmington R-7 School District in Farmington, MO. Linda also serves the music profession through membership in the Board of Directors of the Missouri Bandmasters Association, the group who sponsors the Missouri All-State Band.   She is excited to continue serv...

Jeremiah Burcher

Instrument Technician

In addition to being a working musician, Jeremiah Burcher is one of our talented repair staff here at Fazio’s. With over 10 years of experience he is capable of bringing  your instrument back from the attic or basement condition you found it in, or helping you keep it in pristine condition with regular maintenance. Either way he’ll be more than happy to help and share his expertise to make sure ...

Daron Bryant

Instrument Technician

Daron joins Fazio’s with over 20 years of repair and restoration experience with woodwind and brass instruments. Daron earned his Bachelor of Arts in Saxophone Performance and then went on to earn his Masters of Arts in Music Education from Lindenwood University.As a Saxophonist, Daron has performed in eight countries throughout Europe, Asia and Central America and all over the Uni...

Shayne Hayes

Sales Associate

An avid musician, Shayne has years of live and studio experience as a guitarist, drummer, and producer. At 12 years old he began teaching himself guitar and drums while doing concert percussion and jazz drums at school. He then attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee where he studied guitar and music business, earning his Bachelor of Music degree. Shayne now writes and records ori...


Rich Hensley


Rich started teaching at Fazio's Music in 1991. He has maintained a five day a week schedule for over twenty years. Rich studied for six years starting at age sixteen with Joseph Geraghty as well as Tommy Witecome, Phils Haulsy, and learned much from Lucky Light. Rich took a series of eight lessons with drummer with Dave Brubeck, of Take Five recoding fame Joe Morslla. Rich toured all over the world including Ca...

Michael Cosentino


Michael Cosentino is a classically trained guitarist with 18 years of experience in a variety of musical styles. He started his studies under John Mcclellan at the St. Louis Symphony Music School and continued to earn a BM of music performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with John Holmquist and Jason Vieaux. He has also performed in master classes with Ben Verdery, Stantley Yates, Will...

Nick Button


Nick Button has a bachelors degree from Missouri Western State University in classical and contemporary guitar performance. He has played in several local bands in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. He has played in a touring band, and now is part of Fazio’s teaching staff now. Nick is a fan of all music genres but excels at rock-n-roll styles. He loves to teach in order the share the ever-rewarding hobby of...

Stephen Rekas


Currently the only Suzuki guitar teacher in the St. Louis area. Certified in Books 1-3. Post-graduate certification in the Advanced Studies Program: Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Master’s degree in Classic Guitar Performance at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; honors included a Competitive Graduate Award. Bachelor&rsquo...

Bill Davis


Bill Davis is one of Fazio’s long-standing instructors, passing his 10-year anniversary with us in 2016. A very versatile musician and teacher of all guitar styles, he studied music and jazz studies. When not teaching at Fazio’s, Bill can be seen tearing up the St. Louis music scene with his band Unifyah. A great guy!

Steve Craig


Steve Craig has been with Fazio’s Music for quite a while. He wears many hats here, starting as a sales associate, an instrument technician, and more recently as one of our banjo and mandolin instructors. He builds banjos in his spare time, and also plays music with his wife Crystal. As if that isn’t enough, he’s quite a hammer dulcimer player, too!

Rachel Petzoldt


Rachel Petzoldt has her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from UMSL and has performed for years with the St. Louis Youth Orchestra. She is well-versed in many instruments, and is happy to be a part of Fazio’s teaching staff. Along with flute, Rachel also teaches piano.

Jesse Davlin


Jesse Davlin has played the piano for over 15 years and the guitar for 2 years. She teaches beginners to intermediate piano and beginners guitar. Her favorite type of music is classical and romantic era piano. She received her associates in fine arts with a concentration in music education. She is currently working towards an bachelors degree. At St. Louis Community College she plays the piano in orchestra and s...

Luke Queen


Luke Queen has a passion for music, which was developed ever since childhood. Especially when he received a set of Fischer Price drums, at the age of two. He is proficient in piano, guitar vocals and has 15+ years experience in performing each of these instruments. Luke received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, from the University of Missouri St. Louis back in 2011. He consistently performs in a variety of venues in...

Mike Franzel


Specializing at all ages, special education and group classes. From beginning guitar to stage performance. Education Graduate degrees from Webster University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Education Currently: Music Elementary Specialist at Kennerly Elementary - Lindbergh School District (1997-date) 90 students in the Guitar Club (This is a after school program with several levels of classes and...

Emmanuel Peake


Emmanuel started his musical journey learning classic rock guitar riffs, before discovering his love for classical and flamenco guitar. He has played in bands ranging from classic rock to Latin dance music in the past, and currently plays around St. Louis in a jazz duo. Emmanuel is finishing up a bachelor's degree in music therapy at Maryville University, and enjoys composing music in his spare time.

James McNair


Meet James McNair, one of our awesome teachers here at Fazio's Music. James recently earned his Bachelors in Music Education, studying jazz piano at the University of Illinois. He is a fourth generation fiddler, and continues to search for unique musical homes for the violin in music, including a bluegrass group, Irish jam session group, jazz combo, and a string pop ensemble which he's been a part of through his...

Michael Tipsword


Meet Michael Tipsword of Fazio's Music teaching staff. Michael has  been playing guitar since he was 14 years old and was originally inspired by early nineties grunge and punk rock bands. Shortly after getting his first guitar, he began taking lessons. After a few years of learning the basics, Michael became interested interested in jazz music. After receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music fr...

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