We are having a special String Day on 3rd July @ our Hove shop, to celebrate the release of the new ABRSM violin exam music for 2016-2019. Click on the image above to see more details.

Stefan Pintev is coming over from Germany, and will demonstrate the Yamaha Silent Violins, and some of the effects that can be achieved.

Thomas Gregory will be talking about his string series VAMOOSH.

  • Special Offers on Yamaha Silent Strings
  • New ABRSM Violin syllabus music at 20% discount
  • Take part in the ABRSM £100 music voucher prize draw (when you purchase new AB violin music)
  • Extra 10% off all other sheet music
  • “Make me an offer!” on special sale music
  • Refreshments
  • Our String repairer will be on hand, for help and advice
  • Violin display “260 years of English violin making”

All offers are only available in store & on the day.

The new 2016-2019 ABRSM violin music is available for sale from the 3rd July. Take this opportunity to Pre-order your copies and get 15% discount.

This offer is available until 3rd July 2015.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

May 7th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

ylm_white_black_printWe have reduced all our Yamaha prices for the second time this year, making Yamaha instruments even more affordable.

We have been able to do this due to the favourable exchange rate against the Euro. It is likely that we will never see prices this low again, so why not invest in a quality instrument from Yamaha now.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

March 4th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

yamaha_logoAll Yamaha prices have now been reduced by an average of about 5%.

This is due to the exchange rate against the Euro. Prices are now in line with prices across Europe again.

Tromba pro
The new Tromba Pro Trombone is now in stock at our stores. New colours due in later this year include pink!

Some of the improvements over the previous model include:

  • New bright glossy colours
  • The gig-bag is now more padded for protection
  • Comes with 2 mouthpieces
  • Smoother slide

They are only half the weight of a normal trombone, are durable, and cost less than £100.

Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant

February 9th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

feefo-footerWe have been awarded a Gold Trusted Merchant for 2015. This is the second year in a row for us.

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.

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 varied over the year between 99% and 100%. Very few retailers have achieved 100% from Feefo.

A big thank you to all our customers who have taken the trouble to write a review. We do read every one of them. Also thank you to all our staff, who have helped us to achieve this high rating.

Free Christmas Recital

December 13th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Events - (0 Comments)

free recital
Come to our FREE Christmas concert at our Brighton shop on Thursday 18th December from 6.30pm.

Johan de Cock will be be playing Christmas music on some of our Clavinovas and pianos.

Mince pies & mulled wine will be available. The shop will be have an extended opening time until 8pm on the day.

We will also be offering 10% off Sheet Music and Gifts from 6pm onwards.

Click the picture to find our location.

New Brochure Out

November 10th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

brochure-cover-pageOur new brochure is out now. You can view or download it by clicking on the picture.

In it you will find details of all our rental plans, plus prices on instruments that we generally keep in stock.

Apprenticeships Available

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

Calling all 17-18 year olds looking for a musical apprenticeship.


Amazing opportunity to join one of our retail branches in Hove, Brighton and Chichester and become part of the Ackerman Team.

In conjunction with MIRTAS we are excited to offer this apprenticeship to anyone looking for a career in retail with a musical edge.

The role will include general office and shop duties, answering the phone to customer queries and in-store customer service. Alongside this you will become knowledgeable about all instruments their accessories and sheet music. With a wealth of experience from the current team you will be helped along your apprenticeship with a mentor and friendly advice. Continue reading “Apprenticeships Available” »

Yamaha NU1 Upgrade Bonus

October 15th, 2014 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Special Offers - (0 Comments)

Yamaha-nu1-upgradeWe are offering an upgrade bonus on the Yamaha NU1 Hybrid piano until the 15th February 2015.

If you trade-in your old digital piano you will get an additional £170 off the NU1. If you trade-in your old acoustic piano it is worth £250.

There is also an extended 5 year guarantee on this model when purchase before 15th March 2015.

Come and see this fantastic piano in action at our Brighton showroom. You will be amazed at the feel and sound quality. It is a high quality digital sound but with the same action as Yamaha upright pianos.