ApRo Music was started by Brian Appleby and Scott Rogal, both educators with many years of experience teaching beginners and young bands.
The name ApRo is the first two letters of each of our last names.
We began producing these materials around 1989, not to form a publishing company, but rather to produce educational tools for our own students that could also provide worthwhile musical experiences.
Our colleagues began asking for copies of our materials, and eventually we decided to start publishing them.
Brian Appleby taught at Westminster Junior High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for 33 years. He retired from Westminster in June, 2004, then taught with Scott in Hong Kong from January to June, 2005.
Scott Rogal has taught in Swift Current in Saskatchewan, and in Sherwood Park and Edmonton in Alberta. More recently he taught for twelve years in a large middle school band program at Hong Kong International School, and is currently teaching at International School Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam.