About Us - Music Man is a family-owned and operated business supporting the music education needs of South Florida’s schools & families since 1976. We specialize in the Sales, Rentals, Repairs & Lessons of Band and Orchestra instruments.
With over 40 Years of Experience, Music Man’s partnership with the music community supports the needs of the parents, students and educators committed to the importance of music education by providing the:
Highest Quality Instruments!
Finest collection of Studio Educators in South Florida!
Friendliest, Most Comprehensive Service in South Florida!
Music for Life! is not just our motto but our way of life. Our goal is to help parents, students and teachers enjoy their life long musical journey through a positive experience of teaching & learning how to play an instrument. This starts with the highest quality instruments for the musician. The instrument brands we carry have all been tested, approved by school boards and recognized by educators throughout the country to be the best playing and most reliable for musicians and students of all ages. The journey continues with making the instruments affordable for students and parents through monthly rent-to-own programs, finance plans, and large discounts.
Next is our unparalleled, state of the art service & Repair department’s commitment to excellence through fast & efficient repairs services. Music Man Repair Technicians are all members of NAPBIRT and enjoy over 75 years of experience repairing musical instruments. Coupled with our free weekly delivery to all schools in Palm Beach, Martin, Stuart, Broward, and Monroe counties, we are able to provide quality repairs quickly and conveniently.
High Quality Lessons!
Our Lesson facilities ONLY feature teachers who are educated and trained to teach the specific instruments properly – No guitar players teaching Saxophone here. Our lesson studio provides students with the highest quality music educators who work in conjunction with local schools, perform professionally, and have the experience to educate students on how to improve on their instrument. Music Man is the only lesson studio featuring Music Man’s Audition Preparation Curriculum. This means students, as part of their lesson schedule, will receive two simulated auditions for any upcoming auditions. These auditions will be conducted by professional music educators familiar with the audition process. They will also receive fundamentals not offered in traditional music lesson operations such as Music Theory, Ear Training and Performance Techniques.
Our Educational Representatives make Weekly visits to pick up and deliver instruments, repairs & supplies to band and orchestra programs throughout South Florida. This service adds convenience for students parents and makes the job of music directors easier knowing their students will have what they need, when they need it.
The final step in our mission to enjoy music is our friendly customer service.
The John & Dorothy Jarvis Music Education Foundation was created to provide lessons for minority and underprivileged students who show desire, potential and commitment to auditioning for FMEA All-State who otherwise would not participate in private lessons due to financial limitations.
John Jarvis Sr. grew up in Catskill, NY and graduated from Ithaca College in 1948 with a BS in Music Education. He later received his Masters from Syracuse University in 1963. John directed high school bands in upstate New York for many years before moving to Florida in 1972. While in New York, he also served as a salesman for a music company for several years while playing professionally in his spare time.
John is the father of Jeff Jarvis, a professional jazz musician and John Jr. John's experience gave him the ability to understand the needs of the customer from the standpoint of the student, band director, and the parent.
"Dixie" was raised in Palm Beach and graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1953. She received degreed in Nursing Education and Administration from Cornell University in 1958 and Boston University in 1963 respectively. She taught and supervised acute care nursing for twenty three years in various medical centers before joining her husband full time at Music Man in 1981. Dixie's experience as a nurse, administrator and educator enabled her to operate the business efficiently and provide exceptional customer service.
The saying is John has been employed by Music Man since 1976, but only on the payroll since 1992. John began his music business journey at the age of 6 carrying piano straps and dollies while helping his mother Dixie move pianos in a horse trailer. In 1982 he started taking saxophone lessons from John Sr and playing in the Conniston Middle School Band. After school he’d work in the store stocking shelves, processing of rental returns before finally being able to help customers. In high school he started learning, bass clarinet and tuba from John Sr. for the Twin Lakes High School band. Then prior to officially joining the family business in 1992, John graduated from The Citadel with a degree in business administration. Since that time, John has worked tirelessly to grow Music Man into the leading music education retailer in South Florida. Now as the sole owner of Music Man, John is proud of his commitment to the music education community and the over 250,000 families Music Man has served since opening its doors. In 2018 in honor of his mother and father, John started the John & Dorothy Jarvis Music Education foundation to increase diversity in the FMEA All State ensembles by providing lessons for minority and underprivileged students. In his spare time, he enjoys playing saxophone, fly-fishing, golfing, cooking and spending time with friends. His wife Jeneve and I have one son, Jaxon.
Manager - Jog Rd.
Michelle was part of the first graduating class of Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She subsequently went to Florida State University where she began as a performance major but, ultimately obtained her degree in Music Therapy. After taking some time away from the Music Man family to raise her own family, she's now back as our Jog Road store Manager.
Manager - Port St. Lucie
Taylor Walsh is a Port Saint Lucie native. She attended Indian River State College as well as the University of Central Florida and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Event Management. Taylor plays the clarinet is the manager at our Bayshore location.
Cindy comes to us from the Chicago area is now a long time Florida resident. Cindy walked into Music Man in 1998 to rent a trombone for her son and left as the new book keeper.
Diana is the newest member of our staff and brings years of experience in customer service as well as book keeping.
Chris is a local native attending Palm Beach County public schools. Chris attended Palm Beach State College, Florida State University, and Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Martindale received his BFA in Music Education and was a band director for 22 years before joining the Music Man staff. Mr. Martindale regularly performs locally with concert bands, brass quintets and has an active lesson studio with students ranging from elementary school to adult performers.
Steve holds degrees from the University of Florida and University of Arkansas. Mr. Knob was a band director for many years before joining the Music Man Staff. Steve is also an active performer in the area as well as a studio teacher.
We look forward to talking with you! Email us using the form below or call us at 800-785-5367
Music Man Inc.
A family-owned and operated business supporting the music education needs of South Florida’s schools & families since 1976. We specialize in the Sales, Rentals, Repairs & Lessons of Band and Orchestra instruments.