Welcome to Herter Music Center


Serving the Great Lakes Bay Region since 1903.

Artist of the Week

Nita Strauss (Dec. 7, 1986 – present)


Nita Strauss is an American guitarist from Los Angeles, California. Nita grew up in a musical family, and at the age of 6, received her first guitar from her father. Nita also has a strong musical heritage; she is a descendent of the famed composer of the late 19th century, Johann Strauss.

Although Nita’s family had a strong musical heritage and her interest and exposure started with her family, her desire to take musical performance, namely on the guitar, to a professional level was when she first saw the famous scene between Steve Vail and Ralph Maccio in the movie Crossroads.

No doubt in part to the Crossroads movie, Nita Strauss has indicated that Steve Vai is one of her favorite and most influential guitar players. Her effortless speed, fluidity and articulation are evident of her time spent in preparation and has made her an in-demand guitarist in metal and shred genres.

Nita has played in bands in the LA area since she was 13. In addition to many others, she has played in The Iron Maidens, (an all-female tribute band to Iron Maiden.) Her playing can be heard on video game sound tracks such as Heroes of the Storm.

   Nita’s career continues to escalade and has bright days on the horizon. In 2014 she landed one of the most desired positions in the rock music world, guitarist in Alice Cooper’s band, a position she holds to date. She is currently ranked #1 in Guitar World “10 female guitarists you should know”. Nita Strauss’ performance and stage persona continue to mesmerize concert goers around the world.





summer rebate

Receive an Instant Rebate of up to $1,000 when you purchase a qualifying Yamaha

Acoustic, Disklavier, Silent, TransAcoustic, Clavinova or Hybrid piano. For details

come is and speak with one of our sales representatives.



summer rebate

It's That Time of Year Again!

Band Camp

We are looking forward to the 2015 Band Camp! Camp is June 21st-June 27th.  At this time all slots have been filled. Please continue to check our website for information on registration for camp in 2016.

New Guitar Room


The guitar room has been relocated to allow for more expansion. In addition to our acoustic guitars we also carry electric guitars, basses and PA systems.

Store Hours


Monday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday:  Closed