Time To Celebrate

Fans of Casio Pianos are in for a treat as they celebrate winning three top prizes in 2016/17 including best Piano at the Music Industries Association awards. Any purchase of a Grand Hybrid Piano from Ackerman Music will be rewarded with a gift voucher for up to £500 to spend on Casio timepieces.

All you need to do is go to https://info.casio.co.uk/timetocelebrate and complete the online registration form along with proof of purchase by uploading your receipt. You are then sent a unique code which allows you purchase your chosen timepiece(s). You can choose up to 4 watches & you can top up the spend if you wish.

  • Purchase a GP400 and your voucher is worth £300
  • Purchase a GP400 and your voucher is worth £400
  • Purchase a GP500 and your voucher is worth £500

the multiple award-winning CELVIANO GRAND HYBRID piano


Claim up to £500 to spend at


when you purchase any Celviano Grand Hybrid piano

between 1st April and June 30th 2017.



choose from a huge range of casio g-shock, edifice, baby-g and sheen and classic retro timepieces.




This video is from a String Day at our Hove shop. Stefan demonstrates the violin and effects that be achieved.

English violins
As part of our Stringday, our Luthier Vincent Purcell showed a collection of English violins through the last 255 years. We thought it would be nice to show them on our blog. Continue reading “250 Years of Violin Making in London” »

5 year extended guaranteeYamaha have a 5 year Free extended guarantee on all Clavinova models. This offer is for instrument purchases until 31st March 2019.

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.

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.

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

Saxophone crooks can easily go out of adjustment. This can normally be corrected without a visit to a workshop. In this video we show you how.


If you are looking to buy a digital piano and live within the Sussex area, then come to Ackerman Music. As well as our normal free delivery service, we can offer a bit more. We can personally deliver your piano at a time to suit you, and set it up for you in your home. We will build it for you in one of our shops and check it is working correctly, then deliver & connect it for you when we arrive. We can also show you the main features of your particular model. All this is included at no extra charge. Continue reading “Digital Piano Deliveries in Sussex” »

yamaha silent violins

Silent Violin SV150

Ackerman Music are one of the leading suppliers of Yamaha Electric Stringed Instruments on Europe. What does this mean for our customers?

  • We have extensive knowledge of the complete range. We have been supplying Silent Strings for over 15 years now, from the early days of the SV100. If you need help or advise on different models, please contact our Hove shop.
  • We endeavour to keep all the models in stock and in all colours. We do try and plan ahead, as some models can have a waiting list of many months from Yamaha.
  • Our prices are the best you will find anywhere.
  • You can come to our Hove shop, where most models are available for you to try. You will not find such a complete range anywhere else.
  • All instruments are checked through our workshop before being delivered. Our main specialist Simon has been playing and testing these instruments for over 14 years now.

Here are the links on our website to our full range of Silent Strings.
Yamaha Silent Violins
Yamaha Silent Cellos
Yamaha Silent Bass

yamaha silent celloYamaha silent bass

The new AP-250 digital piano has just arrived from Casio. See our video about it.

This is a link to the piano on our website.

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