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Blade article

Idea and Individual Came Together

Blade article from 1980 by Noel Gillespie

When an idea's time has come, there is usually someone around to put it into action. Out in Kensington, Maryland, that concurrence is apparent in a firm called Rehearsal Spaces, Inc. and a personable, energetic, young (24) entrepeneur named F. Michael Toperzer. In one sense, the company is an off-shoot of his father's well-established business - Drums Unlimited of Bethesda - and, especally of it's instrument rental subsidiary. In another, it is the direct result of his own imaginative concepts...

Old Catalog Cover

Old Catalog

We started out 33 years ago with a simple idea. We knew that music stores with their many lines of musical instruments and equipment could never provide to musicians who played and taught percussion the unique focus a great drum shop could bring...

Washington Post Article

Rehearsal Spaces Inc. Gives Musicians Room to Refine Their Tunes

In a Kensington Warehouse close to firms specializing in draperies, chemicals and building equipment, conductor Peter Ernst lassen raised his baton yesterday before the 45 members of the Royal Danish Ballet Orchestra. The next sound in the dusty warehouse neighborhood was that of professional musicians breezing through "Napoli," written by a 19th century Danish composer. They were rehearsing for their three-night engagement at Wolf Trap, which begins tonight...