May 16, 2022 I Acquisition

Music & Arts Acquires Central Instrument Company in Ohio

Music & Arts has announced it has acquired the company previously known as Central Instrument Company (CIC), a longtime musical instrument repair, retail and rental store in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Primarily serving the school band-and-orchestra community in the region, CIC was founded in 1979 and has been managed by Jim Stahl since the store first opened. Now part of the Music & Arts family, the location will continue to serve the community with rental and repair services.

CIC’s two professional educational reps will continue on in their positions under the new management, providing 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.

“For 43 years, it has been the greatest pleasure to introduce children to the world of music,” said Jim Stahl, outgoing CIC president. “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.”

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