Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Join us at the Palisades Parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Whitehaven and MacArthur Blvd NW. Free kazoo to marchers!

Please join us on Zoom this Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., for an Art All Night Bollywood Dance Workshop on International Dance Day, featuring students from Tenleytown’s Taal Academy of Dance. The class will be virtual, but you can participate in-person — a Taal Academy team member will be in front of Middle C […]

Preschool Instrument Class From Monday through Friday, April 15-18, we’re holding a preschool violin camp for children 3 to 5 years old.This half-hour class is a great way to introduce children to the violin. Students will improve motor skills and hand-to-eye coordination. Learning music has also been shown to improve cognitive development.Classes are taught by […]

Middle C Music is proud and excited to announce that we are now dealers for Kamaka Ukuleles. Kamaka sets the standard for custom ukuleles. Each instrument is hand-made from choice Hawaiian Koa wood, giving Kamaka ukuleles their distinctive, rich sound. Please watch this PBS special on the 100-year-old family-run business, then stop in and experience […]

An amp so good, it might be a mistake. STYLE IS HALF THE FUN! So, VHT went nuts and decided to produce an amplifier so stylish and affordable it may be our favorite new thing. Like really, we love it. The VHT RedLine 20 Reverb offers two channels; a great sounding clean channel, and a […]

Our new classes run for six weeks. Stress Reliever Drum Circle with John VitulloTuesday and Thursday 7 to 7:30 p.m. Beginning Sept. 15th Mellow out with John Vitullo every Tuesday and Thursday evening for our virtual drum circle. John will lead you through a series of beats and techniques to eliminate stress while you learn […]

Middle C Music will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We wish all our friends and customers and happy and safe holiday. We will be open on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m.

Middle C Music will be open Monday, Dec. 31, until 3 p.m. We’re closed New Year’s Day and back open Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, regular hours, 10-8. Happy New Year everyone!

Unboxer Sam returns with a quick unboxing of some new issues from Barenreiter.

Middle C Music is delighted to announce that we have once again been named a Top 100 Dealer by NAMM, the music merchandise trade organization. Thanks to our community for helping us succeed.

Myrna was proud to sponsor the 15th Annual Marlow Guitar International Youth Guitar Competition this past weekend. This was the first in-person event since Covid and it was a delight to experience the students’ stellar performances live. This was the preliminary and semifinal rounds; the finals are on June 6. Follow along online here and […]

Finally! Sam the Middle C Unboxer returns to dig into a fresh box of Hal Leonard new issues. Warning: There will be singing.

Break from the pack and play in style with these new colorful instrument cables from Ernie Ball. Guaranteed to make you play 200% percent better!* (*May not be entirely true. But still…)

Is Mozart Here Today? By Myrna Sislen Five years ago, my sister thought it would be a good idea to buy a puppy for our aging parents. She decided on a personable male Cockapoo and also decided — without consulting me — to name him Mozart. Her plan was that if he didn’t work out […]

Yes, CDs still work and sound fine. And many of Middle C’s teachers have released wonderful collections. The Middle C Music Jazz All Stars include international urban harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, saxophonist Peter Fraize (both of whom taught at Middle C), Warren Howe on percussion, Jim Levy on piano, and Michael Bowie on bass. Classical […]

There’s a great new way to support local businesses. Tenley Bucks are e-gift cards that you purchase online and can use at participating shops in the area. They work just like any gift card, but the benefits stay in the community. Learn more and purchase some Tenley Bucks here. And watch for Myrna on Fox5 […]

Listen to this terrific story about the Real Book, that essential tool that musicians have been relying on for decades. The truth is much stranger than fiction! (And, yes, we do have Real Books in stock!)

Join us this Saturday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., weather permitting, for an outdoor, socially-distanced jam session. Everyone is invited to join Middle C staffers in singing and playing your favorite songs. The jams will continue every Saturday when the weather is good. See you there!

You’re either on Zoom or working on your podcast. And we’ve got the tools to help you sound your best.