About Us

Magazine covers 403Making Music magazine encourages recreational musicians to become more engaged in playing their instruments and to participate in the larger music making community. Instead of focusing on one instrument or genre, as most music magazines do, Making Music covers all types of music makers, from beginners to long-time players and teachers, from brass bands to rock and roll, from group keyboard lessons to drum and ukulele circles. New product reviews are complemented by short instructional articles, links to online content, music health and inspirational articles, profiles of famous and amateur musicians, as well as tips from the pros.

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Publication Specs

Publication: Bi-monthly consumer lifestyle magazine

Audience: Adults 35+, $50,000+ average income

Circulation: 35,000 nationwide



Editor in Chief

Antoinette Follett

Antoinette Follett has more than 15 years in the publishing and marketing communications field. An expert in the field of the benefits of making music, at Bentley-Hall, Inc., where she is president, she has overseen marketing and communications projects for a number of companies in the music industry including Yamaha, Roland, and the American Federation of Musicians.


Editor / Photojournalist

Cherie Yurco

Cherie enjoys traveling and exploring world music and music destinations. She has been a magazine journalist for more than 20 years, writing mostly about music for the past seven years. She runs the weblog www.musicalcities.com, where she blogs about music destinations and events around the country. Write to Cherie and tell her about your favorite music venues, events, and places.


Art Director

Lisa Mergler-Santoro

Lisa loves to listen to music—especially live performances. She’s worked in publishing and printing for more than 20 years.


Digital Editor

Drew Roberts

Drew is a multimedia journalist with a penchant for writing and stop motion animation. He manages web content and social media platforms, writes articles, and produces videos and interactive media. One of his favorite things to do is explain complicated material in a simple, fun way. Other interests include piano, vintage postcards, and fiction.



Jon Dufort

Jon Dufort struck out with the recorder back in third grade, and gave up too easily on his electric bass freshman year. After graduating from SUNY Potsdam with a degree in fine art, Jon tried his hand at many jobs including school portrait photographer, screen printer, barista, screw sorter and salesman. The new century brought a new beginning for Jon—at SUNY Oswego he learned to use the computer to express his visual sense.


Advertising Manager

Chris Russo

Chris is a life-long musician, who’s played in a wide range of professional bands for more than 20 years opening up for national acts such as Eddie Money, The Bellamy Brothers and Porter Wagoner. Chris served with ASCAP for fifteen years as well in the licensing department. He has an associates degree in music from Onondaga Community College and a bachelors degree in Business Administration from SUNY, Oswego.


Circulation Manager

Artie Parrilla

Artie has over 20 years in database marketing and list management. His experience includes sales, advertising, marketing and playing the bass as a youngster in New York City’s Latin clubs. As an ex-Marine he enjoys sports, hiking and dancing. He is involved in a number of not for profits organizations and spends his Sundays playing drums for his worship team. As a new member of the team, Artie is looking forward to expanding and adding new and exciting adventures here at Making Music.