Hove showroom inside

On Monday 9th June our Crawley shop will be moving to our new showroom at 163 Portland Road in Hove. The lease has come to an end in Crawley and we have decided that we can offer a better service by dedicating all our resources into our new showroom. All our Crawley staff will move to the new location.

During the following week our current Hove shop will also be moving into the new showroom. It is literally just a few minutes walk along Portland Road to the new shop.

new showroom Hove

With over 2500 sq. ft. of open space, our new showroom will offer an improved service, with the combined resources of the previous two shops. Telephone numbers and email addresses will be the same as now. Continue reading “Ackerman Music is on the move!” »

5 year extended guaranteeYamaha have a 5 year Free extended guarantee on all Clavinova models and the NU1 Hybrid Pianos. This offer is for instrument purchases until 31st March 2015.

You will need to register your piano with Yamaha Europe online within 6 months of purchase.

This is a very valuable addition, as the normal guarantee period is 2 years. Another reason to purchase from the extensive Clavinova range.

We deliver and set up your digital piano for you free of charge. Come and see the complete range in our Brighton Shop.

Brighton new piano sectionOur Brighton shop is now double the previous size. The new area is now home to most of our sheet music, and a new digital piano display area.

With the increased space we can now display a full range of Clavinovas and other digital pianos. Come in and see the largest selection of Clavinovas in Sussex, and the amazing Yamaha NU1 hybrid piano.

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.