Funky Munky Music in Shawnee recognized as a top music store

Shawnee, KS (July 25, 2013) – Funky Munky Music, located at 12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee, is honored as one of the “Top 100 Music Stores for 2013” in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

“The NAMM retailers that made the Top 100 this year are creating the future of the music business,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “These retailers enthusiastically bring the tools of music making into their communities in innovative ways. They grow with their customers. They enrich their neighborhoods. They are the ambassadors who encourage people of all ages to get out there and just play.”

“We are honored to be recognized on this list by such a prominent, trusted voice in the industry that essentially sets the bar on music instruments, service and products,” said Donovan Bankhead, VP of Funky Munky Music. “We train our employees and strive for excellence in all areas of the music field, and it's a privilege to be named among the most prestigious music stores in the world.”

The 2013 NAMM Top 100 Awards were voted on by a panel of musicians and the NAMM executive board. The award showcases the top music stores based on excellence in several categories including store aesthetics, lessons programs, product offering as well as service and knowledgeable staff.

Funky Munky Music is one of only two music stores in Kansas to make the list. With over 9,000 music stores in the United States, being selected as a Top 100 store is a huge achievement.

Funky Munky Music is consistently stocked with top-of-the-line instruments and accessories and features a 7,000 square-foot showroom and lessons area that caters to over 400 students. The 18 state-of-the-art private lesson rooms offer 1-on-1 learning with highly-trained music instructors and educators.

About NAMM: The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organizationon Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Funky Munky Music: Funky Munky Music is a retail music store specializing in instrument sales, rental, repair, and lessons with a range of products from beginner to professional. For more information about Funky Munky Music,, please call (913) 268-5555 or visit funkymunkymusic.com.

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