Easter opening times

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

Please note the following changes to our opening times over Easter.

All shops will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Saturday will be as normal.

On Easter Monday Brighton store will be open from 11am till 5pm. Our other shops will be closed on that day.

Other one-off changes in Crawley

Our Crawley shop will be closed on the 22nd & 23rd April (Tuesday & Wednesday). This is because of lack of access due to closure of Ewhurst Road for road resurfacing.

Crawley will be on a slightly shorter day on Saturday 26th April. They will be open from 10 till 4. This is due to our Pam Wedgwood workshop taking place in Hove.

Pam Wedgwood Workshop

April 7th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Events - (0 Comments)

Pam Wedgwood workshop

Ackerman Music are hosting a workshop by Pam Wedgwood on Saturday 26th April at our Hove shop. This FREE workshop is open to all teachers, parents and pupils. There will be a complimentary package of resources and refreshments will also be available. Please come at about 1.30pm for a 2pm start, and will end at 4pm.. Continue reading “Pam Wedgwood Workshop” »

Piano Workshop

March 12th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Events - (0 Comments)

Take a fresh look at the John Thompson piano course and the dozen a day series of piano books. Rediscover why these courses have given literally millions of students the joy of learning the piano.

Also take a look at the exciting range of jazz instruction books available from Willis Music. Click on the link above for more information.

Eric Baumgartner will be looking at all of these, for the first time in the UK. This free workshop will be on the 20th March at our Brighton shop from 11am till 1pm. Contact our Brighton store on 01273 739942 to book your space.

On the day, you will also be able to benefit from 20% discount on sheetmusic (in stock) and take away a free goodie bag. Refreshments will also be provided.

£100 Cashback from Casio

February 10th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Special Offers - (0 Comments)


Casio are giving £100 cashback on the Privia PX-850 and Celviano AP-450 digital pianos purchased from us before the end of April 2014.

This brings the price down to £699 for the slim-line PX-850, and £749 for the Celviano 450 model. To claim your cashback you simply claim it back directly from Casio using their special portal.

feefo-gold-merchantcertificateWe have been accredited with a Gold Trusted Merchant Award for 2013 by Feefo, the global feedback engine.

The certificate is awarded where 95% of customers have given the company a ranking of “Excellent” or “Good” across a four point scale. Our rating was in fact 99%.

Feefo’s independent feedback system has been designed to provide product and service reviews you can trust. All reviews are shown on our website (good and bad) and are completely un-edited by us.

In the year 2013 we had a total of 1441 service reviews from customers purchasing from our website.. Of these 1352 rated us “Excellent”, 67 rated us “Good”, 8 rated us “Poor” and 2 rated us “Bad”.

The response rate was 21%. This is for our service rating and not product rating.

Thank you very much to all of our customers for helping us to achieve this award.


Blue’s Christmas Stocking

November 29th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Special Offers - (0 Comments)


20 Special Christmas Offers

From the 1st to the 20th of December we are having a special offer each day. Each offer will be published as a coupon code on our Facebook page the previous evening, and will be valid for 2 days.

Make sure you visit our Facebook page by clicking on the picture – or better still, why not “like” us and make sure you don’t miss any of the offers. By the way “Blue” is our cat and he likes to help out! I would like to thank him for posing for the pictures.

Here is a taster of some of the offers we have lined up for you.

  • Buy items from our gift selection worth over £19.95 & get a musical domino set free
  • Discount off accessories & music
  • Free gift with purchase of a greetings card
  • Discount off metronomes & tuners

Check our Facebook page now to see what the current offer is.

To get you started the first offer is “buy anything in our gifts section totalling over £19.95 and get a free musical domino set worth £20 FREE”. This offer has a coupon code of “BCS1” and is valid until 11pm on the 2nd December.

It can be confusing to work out the exact differences in the student range of Yamaha trumpets. We have put together a comparison chart to try and show the main differences in the various models.
Please click the picture below to see a full size pdf document of the same chart.

Best Classical Music Shop

October 16th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


We have been nominated this year for this award. The winner will be decided by a public online vote through Classic FM. If we have given you good service, we would very much appreciate your vote. Voting closes on the 25th October. Thank you.

Reed Comparison Chart

October 12th, 2013 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Woodwind Articles - (0 Comments)

There are many reed comparison charts around to compare the strengths of reed from different manufacturers. Even within one make there can be a difference in numbering with their different types of reed. We have put together a simple to read comparison chart below. This shows the main makes and varieties of reed strengths compared, according to our own experience.
reed comparison chart

Casio AP-245We have a special deal at the moment on the Casio AP-245 digital piano. This piano is identical to the AP-250, which sells for £699. We are offering this piano for £499 while stocks last.

Some of the many features on this model are:-

  • 88 note Tri-Sensor II scaled hammer action touch response keyboard
  • Linear Morphing AIR source sound
  • 3 pedals
  • Duet mode
  • Built-in recorder

Click on the picture to see more details of this model.

Don’t forget delivery is free, and we will set it up in your home if you are in the Sussex area.