Q. What is a “School Music Specialist”?
A. Meyer Music focuses on the needs of music educators and beginning and intermediate music students. We are not a “combo” or “piano” store, but a “music education” store, sensitive to the needs of school musicians and teachers. We listen to music educators throughout the area to determine what instruments, supplies, and music will best serve the needs of our area musicians.
Q. Is it better to buy or rent a musical instrument?
A. Buying is usually better for the experienced musician as they know exactly what make and model instrument they want to commit to. However, beginning students usually are not sure how long they’ll play for, or if they will want an upgrade later on. Our rent-to-own plan offers flexibility and options. Low monthly payments go 100% towards the purchase of that instrument and the families can apply their rental credit towards a Step Up upgrade or return the instrument anytime with no further obligation. Repair is fully covered during the rental and in case of theft, accident, or vandalism, a replacement instrument is only a call away.
Q. Can “home school” students make use of Meyer Music rentals and services?
A. By all means. We support home schooling, and even lend support to organized home school bands and orchestras.
Q. Must I actually visit the store to buy supplies?
A. Since we visit many Michigan schools on a weekly basis, you may phone in an order for reeds, strings, lubricants, music, marching supplies, etc., and we will deliver it to your music teacher on our next school visit. There is no shipping charge for this service.
Q. Why are you closed on Sundays?
A. We may be a bit old-fashioned, but still believe everyone needs a day of personal family time. Our staff values this long-standing tradition.