Who are you?
PWIC was created by musicians, for musicians. Owner Mark Sloss holds a degree from Northwestern University where he studied with some of the top orchestral clarinet players including his principal teacher, Clark Brody, as well as Robert Marcellus and Russell Dagon. Our consulting artists are active performers and know their craft. We also work with top repair technicians across the country. From initial contact to delivery of your instrument you will only work with trained, performing artists and craftsmen who “get it.”
Our goal is to create a friendly, relaxed environment for you to find the best equipment possible, that personally suits your specific playing style. No two instruments are the same, and no two musicians are the same either. We specialize in putting the right instruments and accessories with the right players. Whatever your needs are, we understand and have probably been there ourselves.
Do you have a storefront I can visit?
While we do not have a standard retail space, we are available for you to come try instruments, accessories, etc in our private consulting studio. Since we work exclusively by appointment, we do not take walk-in traffic. If you are meeting with us, you have our undivided attention and full access to our studio and resources. If you are consulting with one of our concert artists from a distance, we can ship the selected instrument(s) to you. For information on our locations, visit our Contact page.
What are your hours?
We work by appointment only, to make sure to give each client the individual attention necessary. We also understand musician hours. Call us or email us and we will set up an appointment that fits with your rehearsal, performance and teaching schedules.
Why are there no prices on your site?
We are not an internet retailer. We offer extremely competitive pricing, usually commensurate with internet prices, but honor all MAP and MSP manufacturer programs. We do process mail orders, and if you know what you need we can more than likely have it shipped to you.
Who is Northbranch Records and why does it show up on charges from PWIC?
NBR is our record label and was our first business venture. It is a boutique CD label focused on developing new artists in the classical and jazz space who have the artistry and ideas, but with the dismantling of the major labels, not the access to record development and distribution. PWIC is dba for Northbranch Records, LLC.
Please feel free to browse our site and then contact us by phone (908-252-2828) or email us with any questions or to discuss your needs.