Cherry Lane Music has always strived to bring music into the lives of as many people as possible. The head of Cherry Lane, John Stix, probably said it best when he stated that the company mission is to "get sheet music out of the piano bench and onto the piano. By making a pact with our fans, we hope they will come to see our folios as more than just songbooks." With such a wide variety of books already in circulation all over the world, it's safe to say that Cherry Lane Music is well on the way to achieving their goals.
The beauty of Cherry Lane Music books is that they are able to engage learners quickly. This is because their books are filled with music for modern songs that young performers are going to be interested in playing. If you sit a young guitarist down and tell them they have the option of practicing an old standard, or a new hit from their favorite group, nine times out of ten they'll choose the song they're more enthusiastic about, and enthusiasm is a core ingredient to learning and becoming successful at any instrument.
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