Owners of Mozart, Einstein & Me:
Stan and Marianne Houston have deep experience in music, science, math and the arts. As both parents and grandparents, they believe that each of these are critically important for children, and they strive to incorporate each into their product lines.
Stan Houston has a wealth of career experiences from which to draw his inspiration, including: 14 years in the Coast Guard, studied music at Cal State Hayward, and even owned his own restaurant which he eventually sold for twice the purchase price. As an inventor and manufacturer for 30 years, Stan’s background as a plastics engineer gives him a unique perspective on business, product quality & value, and customer service. If that’s not enough, he has also been teaching guitar and ukulele lessons for over 20 years, providing the inspiration for both children and adults to embed music as part of their lives.
Marianne Bunce-Houston comes from a background of over 30 years in the healthcare industry, including over 20 years as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Director of Innovation for a county system, and the national Director of Nursing Quality & Safety for a healthcare organization. Her background in music includes years of private piano lessons and vocal/choral training.
Stan and Marianne Houston purchased Benicia’s ABC Music in 2007 and The Music Source in Livermore in 2009. Both have years of experience in music performance and education. Their dream is to continually improve the stores and bring music to both communities. They frequently sponsor and promote concerts where the proceeds go to various music programs within a school district. Make sure to keep an eye out for “ABC Music Presents" when checking upcoming events in your local news and internet service.