In April of 1941, Paul Driscol Sr, founder of Driscol Music, first opened its doors in a small piano show room on Broadway in Lorain. World War II soon began, and all manufacturers joined in the war effort. In 1946 the business began anew at 10th and Broadway as well as another location in Elyria. Soon the schools began musical programs for beginners and Drisols began serving the two cities for their musical needs.
In the late 1950's Ted and Paul Driscol Jr joined the company, mainly a piano business, until the electronic organ business was added to the Keyboard Inventory. Both the keyboard and band businesses continued to grow as did the interest in our innovative band instrument rental "try before you buy" Rent To Own Program for school students.
It soon became apparent that a representative was needed to weekly call upon the band and orchestra programs as they continued to grow. Soon after hiring one, a repair shop was added to our now full service company.
From those modest beginnings, today Driscol Music Company has been fulfilling the total musical needs of our customers throughout a 5 county area. Important services include complete band and orchestra support to students as well as school band and orchestra programs, sheet music, and method book service. We also assist and support the band directors with help in recruiting their new students, attending parent nights, as well as efficiently maintaining and repairing their band and string instruments.
Our keyboard department has been enhanced with the new and exciting digital products to accompany our acoustic piano inventory. Wonderful values are included in our pre owned pianos always beginning at budget pleasing prices. (You'll find a nice variety of these pianos on our SPECIALS tab at the top of the page.)
Both Paul and Ted Driscol retired in the late 1990's and the new CEO/President of the company is Tony Hawks. Tony has their same passion to please every customer with outstanding products and service, which have been the hallmark and mission of Driscol Music Company for the last 72 years. We are extremely proud of our company and will be proud to have you as a satisfied customer.