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Art’s Music Shop was founded in Montgomery, Alabama in 1905 by Art Freehling. To this day, Art’s continues to be owned and managed by his multi-generational family. It is staffed by knowledgeable people, each with a lengthy involvement in the musical world. As one of a handful of century-plus businesses in Alabama, Art’s has played an important role in the lives of thousands of musicians including band directors, students, professional musicians and organizations. Chances are, we probably helped start the very first program at your school. Art’s continues to operate this way today – by specializing in recruiting school bands and orchestras with an emphasis on careful testing to direct each and every child to the instrument best suited to their needs.

We provide three retail stores in Birmingham, Dothan and our headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Our School Service Representatives service middle schools, high schools and universities throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia. However, our customer base extends throughout the United States.

In addition to our competitive pricing, we service what we sell! We have multiple Repair Service Specialists at each branch who will happily service your instruments throughout your musical career. Be sure to check out our other pages within the site.

We’ll see you at the school, in the store, or around town!

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’14-’15 Winter Convention Schedule

Art's Music Shop is coming to a music convention near you!

Art’s Music Shop’s Winter Convention Schedule

(stop by and see us!)

Louisiana Music Educators

November 20-24, 2014 (Thursday – Monday)
Crowne Plaza Executive Center | Baton Rouge, LA

Exhibit Hours:
Friday | 11am – 4pm & 5pm – 6:30pm
Saturday | 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm
Sunday | 9am – 2pm
Monday | 9am – Noon

Mississippi Bandmasters State Band Clinic

December 10-13, 2014 (Wednesday – Saturday)
Natchez Convention Center | Natchez, MS

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 9am – 5pm
Friday | 9am – 2pm

Florida Music Educators

January 14-17, 2015 (Wednesday – Saturday)
East Hall, Tampa Convention Ctr | Tampa, FL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 12:30pm – 6pm
Friday | 10:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday | 9am – 1pm

Alabama Music Educators

January 22-23, 2015 (Thursday – Friday)
Renaissance Hotel/Conf Ctr | Montgomery, AL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 10am – 5pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5pm

Georgia Music Educators

January 29 – 31, 2015 (Thursday – Saturday)
Savannah Int’l Trade & Conv Ctr | Savannah, GA

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 2pm – 5:30pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday | 8:30am – 11:30am

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