DEARBORN | TROY | FARMINGTON HILLS
Anderson Music Company was founded by Ernest Anderson in the spring of 1938. When Ernest Anderson started repairing and selling band instruments he had no idea Anderson Music Company was destined to span four generations of Andersons, serving countless Southeastern Michigan Musicians.
A professional musician himself, Ernest Anderson initially started repairing instruments and giving lessons in his home. “My mother wanted to take guitar lessons and saw his ad. That’s how they met,” explains Richard Anderson, president of Anderson Music. After the pair married, “my dad gave lessons downstairs and my mom taught piano upstairs. That’s how they started. My brother and I grew up in the business. At ten years old, I was helping repair instruments.”
Before long, the business grew and Ernest Anderson began repairing instruments at nearby schools. He opened the Anderson Music flagship store on Telegraph in Dearborn in 1952, where it still exists today in an expanded version. Eventually, sons Larry and Richard joined the family business, and ran it after Ernest passed away suddenly in May 1970. Sadly, Larry Anderson passed away in 2013 at the age of 80.
Today, Richard Anderson keeps the legacy alive with his daughter, general manager, Krystin Anderson. Anderson Music now serves more than 300 school band programs throughout southeast Michigan – some since the 1950s – and has retail stores in Dearborn, Farmington Hills and Troy. More than 5,000 area students currently rent Anderson Music instruments. Just as Ernest Anderson did years ago, Anderson Music still repairs instruments and offers lessons on everything from trumpets to bagpipes.
Anderson music has been proudly serving professional musicians, educators and students for 75 years and counting!
650 N. Telegraph Rd. Dearborn, MI 48128 / 313.278.0100
3790 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI 48083 / 248.680.0010
39293 Grand River Ave. Farmington Hills, MI 48335 / 248.477.3800
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