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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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band rental season

Art’s Music Shop can provide your beginning band student with a premium quality instrument on a month-to-month basis. We have rental plans available.

Our in-store, in-school program, which is featured at band parent meeting nights in our service area, is based upon your band director’s recommendations. We do not have all the instruments available to you listed on our website. Therefore, Click HERE for more information about our comprehensive in-school rental program, or to fill out the rental application online to begin the process in renting an instrument for your child. Again, this option is only available for schools and students in our service area. If you’re unsure about whether we visit your school or not, feel free to call and verify (800.341.2787 | 334.271.2787 (Mtgy) | 334.793.1284 (Dothan) | 205.995.8376 (Bham).

Our online-only rental program is ONLY for those individuals that are not in our service area. Limited selection is available online.

If you know that your school is in our service area, and need to rent an instrument via the internet/phone/mail, please fill out the rental application HERE.

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