The Music Center, Inc. has served the North Central Florida region since January, 1979, providing musical instruments, equipment, service & lessons to our loyal customers. In January, 1979, Sheila Burnham (church pianist & piano teacher) purchased an existing music store of 2 years in Live Oak, Florida. Being a musician herself, she saw the importance of stocking quality products at a reasonable price. The core of her business was built through her music education program. In November, 1983, The Music Center, Inc. expanded its market by opening a second location in Lake City for 20 years. The Music Center, Inc. prides itself as a friendly neighborhood music store. Our sales staff are all musicians who actually want to spend time getting to know you.The goal is to provide good quality instruments and service, competitive prices, and musical repairs. Sheila and her staff have over 90 years combined retail experience and speak your musical language. E-mail us with your musical needs.Sheila Burnham has had a passion for music from about the age of 9. She has over 41 years of retail experience and has worked with countless satisfied customers. As a former piano instructor, she knows the importance music plays in one's life.
At The Music Center, Inc., we always put our customers first - which means only hiring the most passionate and skilled people. Ken Dolingo is no exception, and has helped to make us what we are today. Ken has been with The Music Center for 38 years of the 54 years of music retail experience that he brings to our business. He plays the clarinet, flute, guitar, and bass guitar. He played professionally for over 10 years. He has done sound reinforcement for a diverse group of artists including Bruce Carroll, Al Hirt, Wilson Pickett, and Jim & Jesse. He specializes in sales, sound installations and repairs. Ken is always on the eastside door to cordially greet you (literally).