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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 maintain three retail stores in Dothan, Birmingham and our headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Our School Service Representatives routinely visit 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 journey. Be sure to check out our other pages within this site.

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


The History of Art’s Music Shop | An AL Premier Musical Instrument Company