In 1941 Driscol Music Company began its journey to serve the keyboard needs of Lorain and Elyria. What began as only a small piano store soon blossomed into a complete supplier of band and string instruments, providing service to a five county area. Driscol Music is proud of its heritage and strives to completely satisfy each and every customer.
In the early 50's, Driscols developed a rental program of band and string instruments that allowed parents to "try before you buy" rent to own. Students could rent an instrument for a nominal fee and use it for a long enough period of time to see if they wanted to pursue music instruction provided by their school systems. This program is still in effect today. There are no long term obligations to purchase the instrument, which can be returned at any time with no further expenses. All rental fees will be deducted from the price of any instrument of your choosing once you are assured your child is going to continue in the school music program. This program quickly became popular with both the parents as well as the school system band directors, which benefitted from a larger number of potential musicians for their bands and orchestras.
Every fall, Driscol closely works with the busy band directors recruiting their beginning students. We maintain a staff of retired band directors who provide potential musicians the opportunity to try the instruments of choice, helping them to decide which they like best. This is followed by our staff attending a band parent meeting to explain the ease of joining the band through our flexible rental program. Displays and literature help parents understand the feasibility and convenience of band or string rentals.
Throughout the school year, our representative helps with pick up of school owned and rental repairs, provide loaner instruments for them, and bring needed accessories and band music to the direcors. The following week, repairs are returned, thus no student is without an instrument for practice or band lessons at any time.
Music is our business. Our pledge to each customer remains the same as it was 72 years ago. We will continually serve you with the very best in merchandise, dedicated service, and be proud that you're our customer.