Music & Arts Acquires Central Instrument Co.

Music & Arts Acquires Central Instrument Co.

Music & Arts acquired the company previously known as Central Instrument Company (CIC), a longtime musical instrument repair, retail and rental destination in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Primarily serving the school band and orchestra community in the region, the facility is located at 739 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.

CIC was founded in 1979 and has been managed by Jim Stahl since they first opened, providing services for multiple generations of student musicians and the dedicated educators who teach them. Now part of the Music & Arts family, the location will continue to serve the community with premier rental and repair services. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.   

CIC’s two professional educational reps will continue on in their positions under the new management, providing seamless continuity to the school music education community in the region. CIC’s repair technicians will also be joining the Music & Arts family. The facility’s repair services will benefit from being part of the Music & Arts nationwide network of shops, which are well regarded for their high level of service to music education programs nationwide.   

Outgoing CIC President Jim Stahl remarks, “For 43 years, it has been the greatest pleasure to introduce children to the world of music. Over these many years I have had the opportunity to be of service to some of the greatest music educators. The key to my success has always been with my fantastic staff, from repairs to sales to bookkeeping. What a lucky person I have been. It is an honor to have Music & Arts carry on this legacy.”  

Scott Lang, Music & Arts Director of Advocacy, comments, “From our dedicated team of educational representatives servicing local schools to our company president, Music & Arts is singularly focused on music education by helping educators grow their programs. Through the initiatives spearheaded by advocacy organization Be Part of the Music, our mission is to help increase enrollment, keep kids in music, and advocate for the importance of music education in this and every community across the country. These ideals match perfectly with what Jim Stahl has built at Central Instrument Company, and we look forward to furthering our mission in that location.”  


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