Larry Miller (right) shakes hands with Metronome Music general manager Chris Stecker (left). Miller is celebrating his 60th year owning Metronome Music with sales and special events this month.

MANSFIELD -- Young students trying instruments they haven’t learned to play yet isn’t most people’s favorite sound. But for Larry Miller, it’s one of his favorite parts of owning Metronome Music.

“To a lot of people, it doesn’t mean anything, but I know their life is going to be changed,” the 89-year-old Miller said. “I love helping a child get started and see their eyes light up bright when they make the first sound.”