Miller's Music Centre & Ken Stevens Music & Instruments

   
Address : 12 Sussex Street
Town/City : Cambridge
County : Cambridgeshire
Country : England
Post code : CB1 1PW
Phone : 01223 354452
Phone 2 :01223 367758
Web Site :  www.millersmusic.co.uk

Miller's Music Centre is believed to be the second oldest music shop in the country, yet its foundation came about quite by chance.

As one of the largest comprehensive music stores in the country with over 200 pianos, 1000 instruments and thousands of sheet music titles in stock, Millers and associate company Ken Stevens Music offer everything a musician can desire in one showroom.

With Interest Free Credit and Money Back Rental the opportunity to try any instrument can be both inexpensive and exciting.

How did this come about?

In 1856, hard times forced the sale of the Miller family's grand piano to save the family bonnet shop from bankruptcy. The sale was so successful that further pianos were purchased and from this humble beginning the current company has grown.

In the early years, Miller's were leaders in new technology selling early gramophones and the cylinders for them. They produced the first truly portable gramophones which were sold in their hundreds to the forces for use in the trenches during the First World War. Over one hundred pipe organs were made in Millers' own factory and many are still giving good service today.

After The Second World War, the company was sold by the Miller family and was bought back only in 1953. By this time, the company was retailing all musical instruments and was a leader in the 'new' field of electronic entertainment. It was a major retailer of electric organs and was also sold a wide range of record players, records, radios and televisions. The link with television went right back to the early days when Millers exhibited the first working television in Cambridge!

In 1966, the company was sold again to Mr (later Sir) David Robinson, the well-known philanthropist and founder of Robinson College, Cambridge. The company returned once again to the original Miller family in 1974 and the present Managing Director, Mr. Barry Robinson, is the great, great, great grandson of the Founder, Albert Tubelcain Miller.

In 1974 Television, Video and Audio Departments were sold to allow Miller's Music to expand its music showrooms - a change that has proved highly successful. Ken Stevens Music and Instruments was established in the 60's as a mecca for the band instrument musician. It expanded until the 80's as the acknowledged specialist for educational, group and light entertainment instruments, carrying a wide range of sheet music plus tutors and exam music. The Miller family acquired Ken Stevens in 1980 to enable them to sell everything a musician could desire adding credit and rental the musicians opportunities.

Millers Music Centre with its huge range of pianos and keyboard instruments and Ken Stevens' wide selection of other instruments and music makes a visit to the ONE STOP MUSIC SHOP in Sussex Street, Cambridge every musicians dream.

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