Santorella Publications’ mission is to provide a generous
assortment of high quality print music that reflects our passion for the
industry. We have risen from humble beginnings to become a strong
competitor in the publishing industry. Starting in 1994, armed with just a few
Santorella set out to create a company that was unique in its
product diversity, exceptional engraving, and foremost customer care. Today, it
is this same unwavering commitment that has fueled twenty years of consistent
The varied interests and strengths of our talented teachers,
authors, editors, and arrangers have played a vital
role in the success of our unique catalog.
Our piano solos and
collections range from simple jazz to demanding classical pieces. Our horn
solos and collections span various genres, including classical, jazz, patriotic
and sacred. Our guitar library was established when Roy Clark signed
on to create a series of educational books, and we’ve grown this line to
include classical and fingerstyle pieces. These solos and collections are some
of the finest arrangements in this category.
We then expanded our catalog into more diverse areas, such as
accordion. We were commissioned by the Accordion Teachers Association of
Massachusetts (ATAM) to develop a new method for the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts and in doing so, established new guidelines for
teaching accordion. Santorella’s Beginning Accordion Course is currently one of
the best-selling around the globe.
Next, we launched a widely successful acoustic string series
to Play” books with CD, which has
been a consistent favorite of teachers and students alike.
The acquisition of JT Publications and the Heartland product line enhanced
our growth yet further in 2004. With many exceptional
titles came How To Play Guitar in Every Key, a book which remains among the
top 10 most popular in our catalog.
were met with critical acclaim and maintain their popularity to date, such as Know Before You
Blow, our jazz improvisational method for soloists, ensembles, private
teachers, and schools. Our 101 Ukulele Favorites includes one of the largest song
collections for Ukulele available.
We continued with the re-release of Mitchell on Trumpet. Endorsed by numerous
professionals, this series contains 82 balanced lessons written in 4
Volumes with instructional DVD or CD.
In recent years, we’ve responded to our customers’ requests in a
variety of categories. Our Instrumental Fingering Chart Series was expanded,
and now offers the most extensive selection of instruments available for this
type of instructional product. The release of The Colors of Music, More Colors
of Music, Color My Band, and Color My Orchestra, met the demand for fun, yet
sophisticated music coloring books versatile enough to accommodate an ample age
range and instrument preference. Due to teachers’ demand, we also moved forward
to re-publish favorite standards from the (former) Hansen House catalog, such
as Theory Notebook Complete and My Favorite Classics.
Today, we continue to
release new and innovative titles. We understand restrictions
due to age or inexperience, but know how to raise the bar and challenge a
talented player. Whatever your instrument
preference – from trumpet to mountain dulcimer - Santorella Publications has
products to accommodate your needs.
As those who recognize there is no substitute for the weight,
scent and feel of your favorite text, we should remain aware of the impact that
the electronic age has had upon the small, independent retailer. Private lessons,
personal relationships, and product knowledge are the unequivocal
strength of these music stores and schools. As such, we encourage you to shop
at your local music store.
We're excited to see what the future holds, and one thing remains certain. We will continue
to appreciate both your business, and your feedback on our products in the in
the years to come.