We’ve written before on the Stanton’s blog about our knowledgeable staff. Now, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know our staff on a more personal level. Over the next several months, we will be having members of the Stanton’s team take our “30 Questions in 60 Seconds” questionnaire. We hope you will get to know the “real” us, and learn how we might better be of service to you!
Julia Moessner is Vice President of Stanton’s Sheet Music, and shares many company management responsibilities with our company President (her brother!) Eric Strouse. You can always count on a smile and a cheery “Hello!” from Julia when you walk in our front door!
What department do you work in at Stanton’s? – Vice President of Stanton’s Sheet Music, and I also work on the sales floor in the Keyboard and Pop Department.
What do you consider your specialties here? – Customer service and print promotions.
How long have you been working at Stanton’s? – I started August of 1986, so almost 30 years!
What is your favorite task at Stanton’s? – Being able to help customers find exactly what they need, and working on Stanton’s email promotions.
What is your hometown? – I would have to say my hometown is Hilliard, Ohio. Our family moved there when I was in fourth grade, and I graduated from Hilliard High School in 1986. I now reside in Dublin, Ohio.
Where did you go to college? – Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University
What is your major instrument? – It used to be cello, but now I enjoy playing the piano.
What do you like to do in your spare time? – I love spending time with my family – snow skiing, boating on the lake, and attending my kids’ after-school and club events.
What days are you available at Stanton’s? – Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
What is the last song/piece you listened to? – I have to keep up with the music my kids listen to, so “7 Years” by Lukas Graham
What is the last song/piece you played/sang? – Ragtime Surprise (based on the 2nd movement of Haydn’s Symphony #94 in G Major, “The Surprise”), arranged by Martha Mier in one of her Classical Jazz, Rags and Blues collections.
What is your most memorable musical moment? – In 1984 President Ronald Reagan came to Columbus, Ohio and our high school got to perform for him!
What musical sound or noise do you love? – I love the cello – it has such a deep and rich sound.
What musical sound or noise do you hate? – A first year clarinet student – a friend of mine’s daughter played clarinet and she invited us over for a little Christmas recital. That was really hard on my ears. 😦
If you had your choice watching a great concert tonight or performing in a great concert tonight, which would you choose and why? – I would enjoy listening to a great concert. Music is about expression, emotion, and communication. I can truly feel that in a great concert.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? – An elementary school teacher – I love young kids!
Who was your first crush (if not a celebrity, some explanation)? – I had a huge crush on Davy Jones from the Monkees. He was so cute with those twinkly brown eyes, and I loved when he sang “Daydream Believer” (I still sing that song today to embarrass my kids at home or in public!). In second grade, I had written a letter to Davy sharing how much I loved his music and invited him to spend the night, along with the band too of course. I found out in high school that my mom didn’t actually mail the letter – but instead saved it for us to laugh about today!
Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion? – The 1930s – that era seems so classy! The women’s silhouette seemed tall and slender with pencil skirts and silk evening gowns. Men still dressed up nice in a double-breasted overcoat and fedora hats.
Do you love or hate roller coasters? – I love roller coasters!! I love the feeling of when the roller coaster slowly goes up the first hill, makes its first drop, increasing speed, and unexpected turns. It’s just an exhilarating feeling!
If you were a super hero, what powers would you have? – I would like to become invisible. I love to scare my kids and dog when they first walk in the door.
How many pairs of shoes do you own? – Oooh…a lot! Between work, casual, summer, winter shoes and boots, probably 20 to 25. My husband would probably say more.
Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? – The perfect job! I worked here at Stanton’s Sheet Music while going to college at Ohio State majoring in Elementary Education. In that time, I found myself making close relationships with my customers, and I loved working with my co-workers. I would not change it for the world or money!
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – I love a good steak, sauteed spinach and my grandmas’ homemade strawberry rhubarb pie!