Minnetonka Music, currently at 250 Water St. in Excelsior, will move May 1 to 18285 suite B and C, Minnetonka Blvd. in Deephaven.
The music store has been in Excelsior since 1991. The owner, music instructor Bob Bushnell explains that at this time in his life, he doesn’t want to “start over” or expand. Rather, he would like to streamline the future of the store and catch up on his own endeavors, including time with his family.
He says he is ready to pick up and dust off his in-progress work, including a book revolutionizing music theory. He also hopes to expand his books on music instruction.
A Wayzata native and long-time Shorewood resident, Bushnell has a resume of an accomplished, award-winning composer, the creator of “Fire Pumpkin,” which won a Zeitgeist song-writing contest sponsored by the American Composer’s Forum, premiered at “the Walker” and then went on to win honorable mention in the John Lennon song-writing contest.
Bushnell has performed concerts at the Ordway Studio theater and O’Shaughnessy Auditorium and playyed in the pit orchestra at the Children’s Theater Company. He also worked at Mixed Blood Theater for three years, performing in the orchestra, serving as music director, and arranging music for shows including the big hit: “Black Magic.”
Bushnell is dedicated to remaining loyal to his students and customers. He recognizes the importance of the maintenance and supply of musical instruments and accessories.
In this respect, he will continue retail and lessons at the new location and he will accommodate people to the best of his ability during this transition.