August 15th, 2020
We are now open from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Please knock on the door during these times. If you are picking up something or dropping off a rental instrument we encourage you to please call ahead 610-649-8842 so we can have everything ready. If you would like to browse, please wear your mask and remember to social distance. We are very happy to start seeing everyone again even if it is with a mask! We are still doing mail order and curbside pickup if that makes you feel more comfortable. Thank you for your support!
September 10th, 2020
…and lots of method books to go along with them. We also offer lessons with our school, Common Time Music – for most all instruments even the trombone! Please call for details on our rentals or to see if we have what you want in stock OR drop by during our store hours but please wear a mask.
February 12th, 2020
The well-respected German publisher, Baerenreiter Verlag, has been slowly but surely publishing each of Beethoven’s piano sonatas throughout the last year(s) as singles but now they have released all of these in 3 beautiful volumes carefully edited by Jonathan Del Mar who has edited all 9 Beethoven Symphonies for Baerenreiter along with all the concertos, piano sonatas, the cello sonatas and variations, and string quartets. Needless to say, he is a Beethoven expert and scholar second to none. These new volumes of the piano sonatas challenge the other editions such as Henle Verlag, Wiener Urtext, ABRSM, and others. Here is what professional pianists are saying https://www.baerenreiter.com/en/focus/beethoven-2020/piano-music/pianists-on-jonathan-del-mars-edition/
Beethoven Piano Sonatas V1
Beethoven Piano Sonatas V2
Beethoven Piano Sonatas V3
August 30th, 2018
From time-to-time we have customers who want to sell their instruments for various reasons but mostly because the student has graduated or moved on to other things. Instead of letting the instruments waste away in their attics they smartly sell them and you benefit from the fair prices offered. Though we do not claim to be experts we are honest and the sellers we work with are good people. So if you are tired of gambling on Craig’s List or Ebay then give us a call to see what we have. In stock right now:
Go to our Instruments page to learn more.
Call or stop by to learn more or to see the instruments at any time. (610.649.8842)
August 30th, 2018
Do you need to rent an instrument for your child or even for yourself? We carry a good selection of band and orchestra instruments in stock and get regular weekly deliveries from Menchey Music, the company that we work with for rentals. These are good quality student instruments perfect for the student starting out in band or orchestra. With the insurance plan the instruments are taken care of if anything should go wrong including damage such as dropping the instrument out of the back of the car (yes, it has happened). Give us a call and ask for our rates.
February 20th, 2014
Christine Carlson Cacioppo has been teaching piano to students of all ages for many years and out of this experience come self-published collections that all teachers can benefit from. How many times do you say “I really should put together my own repertoire anthology”? I stopped counting. While there are tons of collections out there very few have all of the requirements that I insist on like standard repertoire, good fingering, editing, and nice layout on the page as well as a binding that will stay on the piano. Christine has accomplished this in her two volumes of Treasures from the Piano Bench, a collection of original piano compositions that children love to play, and now a new title to help the older beginner: Classic Piano for the Adult Beginner.
In addition to her private studio, Christine teaches “Introduction to Piano” at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges and is a member of the piano faculty at The Haverford School’s Conservatory of Music. She holds degrees in piano performance (Kent State University) and musicology (New York University) and continues to study and perform. In other words, she has the experience and perseverance to put these volumes together. Stop by and take a look! It’s always good to support local musicians.