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Our Website Team

Meet the talented people who build and maintain our website.

Don Gallagher
Front-End Web Developer

Don is a highly experienced freelance web developer with a wealth of knowledge in designing, deploying, and maintaining open-source content management systems and static websites. He has a diverse clientele spanning the commercial, educational, and non-profit sectors, and has been an approved vendor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2007.

Prior to starting his own business, Don held the position of webmaster at NetGenesis (acquired by SPSS), a web analytics company that serviced Fortune 500 companies, and PCDOCs (acquired by Hummingbird, Ltd), an enterprise document management solution.

Don's background as an AutoCAD specialist gave him a solid foundation in computers and software, which led him to transition from the mechanical design field to the web design arena.

Don Gallagher

David Jourard
Web Developer & Programmer

David Jourard, owner of Bytes Interactive, is Johnson String Instrument’s web developer for both front and back-end systems. David also assists in the system administration of the web server.

Bytes Interactive specializes in e-commerce, operates a PayPal digital goods delivery download service, offers secure web hosting focused on medical clinics along with overall internet and web consulting.

Bytes Interactive

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Michael Caroff
SEO & Web Marketing Specialist

Before starting his web marketing company, Caroff Communications, Michael Caroff spent 10 years in marketing and promotions for Fender -- the world's largest electric guitar company. In 1990 he launched Fender's most successful promotional tool: Frontline magazine, a publication that was printed in multiple languages and received world-wide distribution.

His unique background in both writing and sales gives him an understanding of search engine marketing that is unparalleled.

Caroff Communications

Additional Resources

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in under-served communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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JSI Blog

Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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