Chris is our first contact for band and orchestra directors throughout the county. He makes regular visits to schools and special deliveries as needed. His experience in the county is lifelong, as he grew up in the Vancouver school district. Chris received his BA in education from Washington State University and MA in music from University of Portland. Being a band director for 40 years, Chris understands every detail and demand of a band directors job, and takes great pleasure in serving each one of them. Clarinet is his primary instrument and he is a member of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony and the One More Time Around Marching Band. Chris also directs the choir at First Evangelical Church in Vancouver, WA.
Mr. Steven Robertson retired from teaching after 44 years of being a band instructor. He has taught in California, Oregon and Washington State. While in California, he worked with the acclaimed Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps as the director of their ‘B’ Corps program. A former DCI music judge, Steve is an active high school marching band judge in the Northwest marching circuit. He is also an active music arranger and has hundreds of tunes that he has written for his own bands and many other bands that have commissioned his work. As a percussionist, he has played professionally his entire life and has also studied to become a trumpet player. As a result he has joined several local concert and jazz bands. He also plays french horn in the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony. Mr. Robertson is excited to be working for Music World and he looks forward to assisting band directors with their music programs.
Music World offers a variety of instruments to suit any musicians’ needs. From student models to professional instruments – we carry only reputable brands in our store. New instrument brands include Bach, Conn, King, Fender, Ibanez, Gretsch, Pearl, Jupiter, Yanagisawa, Antigua, Getzen, Vito Leblanc, and Holton just to name a few.
Also available for new instrument purchases is our Rent-to-Own program. Customers can purchase an instrument on this contract and make monthly payments interest free* until the final payment is made. Once completed the customer will own the instrument. This is a very convenient and popular option for those wanting to take home a brand new instrument the same day.**
Used instruments are another option for purchase that are very popular. Although the brands available will vary at any given time, we make sure that each instrument has gone through inspection by one of our techs and any necessary adjustments and repairs will have been made before making them available for sale. Most used items are consignments and we regularly receive them in our stores.
Come check out our selection at either locations or give us a call and our friendly, non-commissioned sales staff can help answer any of your questions!
Hazel Dell 360-573-5575 Vancouver 360-687-1768
*One-time contract fee is added into the monthly payment based on length of contract
**Credit report required if no previous rental history with Music World
Music World offers a wide variety of short-term and monthly rentals for instruments and sound system equipment. Our rates are very competitive and we also include a number of other features such as insurance and automatic payments.
On top of our excellent in-store service, we visit the local schools and provide instrument rental shows to help your band program get started!
From reeds to valve oil, school band books to instrument cases, we have all kinds of accessories! For back to school and first time band students, we have care kits that are built to suit your needs for maintaining your instrument. They will include some instrument specific cleaning supplies, reeds for woodwinds, valve oil for brass and polish cloths for plated and lacquer instruments. We sell them at a discounted price compared to buying each accessory individually. Prices vary per instrument but have everything you need to get started!
Music World offers a variety of private and group lessons (summers only for group lessons) at a very affordable cost. We teach private lessons in Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Drums, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice and many more! Tuition is very affordable and our teachers manage their own lesson schedule. There are no sign-up fees or initiation costs to worry about. Simply call the private teacher you’re interested in and get started today!
Music World offers repair on Brass, Woodwind, and String instruments. We have 2 repair shops to serve you. Our staff of trained repair technicians have many years of experience and take pride in the level and quality of their workmanship. We offer everything from minor adjustments to full overhauls. Estimates & instrument valuations are always free! Come by and see us or send an email. Your instrument will thank you.