Ackerman Music: Hove Shop

Hove Music Shop

We opened our first Hove store in 1994 and in 2014 we moved along Portland Road to a larger shop at number 163. Hove stocks the largest range of instruments on display of all our shops. If you are looking for mid-range to professional clarinets, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, violins, cellos etc, then this is the place to go. Hove also stocks the student ranges and we have private areas where you can try out instruments, along with an excellent show room to browse around. We also stock a large selection of sheet music in Hove.

The Hove shop is also our main repair centre with an on-site repairer and full workshop. All our instruments are checked and set-up in hove before they are distributed to our other shops or delivered to our customers. You'd be amazed how many instruments don't work to their full potential "out of the box", as they have often come on a very long journey to us from places such as Japan. Our workshop ensures that everything works perfectly before we send it to you.

Ackerman Music shops have knowledgeable, friendly staff that are always willing to help. Have a chat with experienced staff to make sure you get the best option for you before you commit to buying an instrument. Give us a call or come and see us, we're here to help!


Ackerman Music
163 Portland Road
East Sussex

Tel: 01273 702444

Email Hove Shop

Opening Times

Mon-Fri: 9:30 to 5:30
Sat: 9:30 to 5:00
Sun: Closed

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Local Area Covered

  • Hove
  • Brighton
  • Shoreham
  • Worthing
  • Steyning
  • Burgess Hill
  • Crawley
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Eastbourne

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Hove Shop Staff

  • Brian Ackerman - Managing Director - Studied clarinet & saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. Woodwind instrument maker & restorer for over 30 years. Visiting lecturer on musical instrument repair at Merton college for over 25 years. Awarded an ARAM for services to music.
  • Lynne Avery - Director - Lynne was manager of "Berns Music" for 21 years. Sheet music specialist. She plays woodwind instruments.
  • Ghufran Robinson - Office Manager. Formally a Registrar with the British Council. Plays the violin and is learning the piano.
  • Anthony Jarman - Area Manager. Plays piano and has also played clarinet, oboe, guitar and double bass. He has a wide knowledge of sheet music.
  • Simon Parsons - Sales Staff. Plays cello and brass instruments. Trained with the Royal Engineers. Formally a brass instrument teacher for 7 years.
  • Elisabeth Avery - Shop Manager. Plays saxophone, cello, ukulele and guitar. Trained to do some string repairs and setups.
  • Ian Parker - Sales Staff. Enjoys playing the piano and saxophone. Holds a degree in Related Arts and Dance,
  • Nina Wallace Daurella - Sales Staff. Plays piano. Piano Grade 8 and Music Theory Grade 5.


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