Herter Music Center is a Yamaha Piano and Clavinova Dealer. We are your family friendly piano store!
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Herter Music Center offers a wide variety of band instruments from the top brands.
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Virtual Rental Program

Herter Music Center offers Musical Instrument Rentals, providing testing and fitting to match your student with the correct instrument!

Student Rentals: 36-Month Rent-To-Own Contract

  • Herter Music Center makes it easy for you to rent an instrument for your son or daughter
  • New and return rental instruments on a 36 month Rent-to-Own contract
  • All rentals include repair, maintenance and replacement protection.
  • No interest or finance charge on our Rent-To-Own contracts.
  • Unlike some other contracts, you always know the total cost of the instrument you are renting.
  • Auto-payment billing system. Our School Service Representatives stop once a week at your child’s school.
  • Percussion Kits are on a 24-month Rent-to-Own Contracts.

To Rent a Band Instrument:

  1. download the rental contract
  2. contact us at our Bay City location during normal business hours at 1-800-833-4920
  3. We will give you particular rental rates
  4. One of our sales representatives will help you fill out the contract, make payment arrangements and schedule delivery.

Purchase With Buy-Back Option

Our Purchase with Buy-Back Option allows you to purchase student model instruments at our great sale prices and still have the option of returning it to us should your child decide to change instruments or no longer play in the band. Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase Instrument at Sale Price
  • Purchase a 1 year Maintenance Contract
  • Keep the instrument for at least 8-months
  • After 8-months you may bring it back to Herter Music Center and we will purchase it back from you.
  • The Buy-back price is determined by the purchase price less the rental fees for the number of months of ownership (minimum 8 months) and any missing parts.
  • Instruments must be returned in good playing condition with all necessary parts, supplies and current maintenance contract in order for Herter Music Center to complete the buy-back.


Our hours have returned to normal. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:30-5:30 Thurs 9:30-7:00 Sat. 10-4:00. We are practicing social distancing and are asking customers to continue to wear masks in the store.

Herter Music Center has been open since 1903, offering musical customers:

Sheet music books
Double reed instruments

Quality music instruction for all ages, designed for you to have fun and enjoy playing, whether you’re in your own home or aspire to play at Carnegie Hall.

We employ skilled repair technicians to repair all makes of Brass, Woodwind, String, and Percussion.

Clarinet being repaired

Herter Music is a Yamaha piano and Yamaha Clavinova Dealer. We are your family friendly piano store! Looking at redecorating a room in your home? Why not redecorate around a grand piano and turn that room into a conservatory! If you don’t see the model you’re interested in, we can order it for you! We stock most CLP & CVP models. Contact Us Today.

Visit our Sheet Music Store to browse hundreds of song books and individual music sheets! We have every musical genre and hundreds of titles. If you don’t see what you’re looking for… just ask us! We can special order any item that is in print and most special orders arrive within two weeks. You can also download and print sheet music right here in our store.

At Herter Music Center, you will get the highest quality musical instruction possible, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or ideas you may have that would enhance your musical experience here.Our program is designed for you to have fun and enjoy playing, whether you’re in your own room or you aspire to play at Carnegie Hall.

A great local place to buy music supplies. I wasn’t exactly sure what I needed, but the employees are very knowledgeable and helped me find the right piece for my child’s trumpet. They asked the right questions to narrow down my options, which I appreciate. Great service… thanks!
Diane C
Brass band
Saxophone quartet

Primary Communities Served

Bay City
Buena Vista




St. Charles

University Center

and all other Michigan communities