• RENT an Instrument:

    We welcome our first-time customers for this school year. We are very grateful to our returning customers and strive to provide you with the best service possible. We are again visiting many of our local schools to provide service and deliver accessories. Just call the day before we visit or SHOP here through our website. We hope your musician is finding the same joy in music as we all do.

    In select areas we will mail your rental instrument and accessories to your home. Call for more information.
  • Starting May 27th, we will be closed on Saturdays for the summer. We will be open Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. Enjoy the summer.
  • May 1st Venner Clarinet Choir with Franklin Cohen

    We attended an amazing concert on May 1st at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Conducted by Jim Adkins, The Venner Clarinet Choir with guest soloists Franklin Cohen and Benjamin Chen gave the large audience a wonderful night of music. We hope you had the opportunity to attend, especially all clarinetists. The evening ended with Franklin Cohen, Benjamin Chen, and the VCC  performing the Il Convegno by Ponchilli. It is not often that you can attend a free concert and hear Franklin Cohen, principal Bb clarinetist (emeritus), and see Theodore Johnson, principal Eb clarinetist (emeritus), both with The Cleveland Orchestra.

    We wish to thank Katie Smith, Kenston High School, and Curtis Lacey, Lake High School, for participating in the Master Class conducted by Franklin Cohen. We hope they enjoyed the experience and the concert.

    Within the next couple weeks we will add photos and video from the concert. If you would like to submit items you recorded at the concert, email them to sue@cicmusic.com.

    Thank you for allowing us to be your music store. Remember, if you are interested in purchasing a Step-Up Instrument, visit us during store hours or call for an appointment.
    Now is a great time to help your student reach that first chair.

  • INTRODUCING the KENNY G "G" SERIES SAXOPHONES, a beautifully engraved instrument. We have the alto, tenor and soprano available in our store. Come in and check them out!

  • Patrick Munford with his new Kenny G G-Series Soprano Saxophone. He attended the December 14th Kenny G Concert in Youngstown as a VIP and, if you look close, you will see Kenny G's signature. Pat said it was a special concert and night to remember.
  • SHOP

    For your convenience, SHOP online for easy pick up at our store or delivery to the select schools we visit. We can also mail your purchase free when over $25.

    We also invite you to view our video (top right) for CIC. You can meet some of our staff and view our Repair Shop. 

How To:

The Central Instrument Company (CIC)
was established in 1979 and specializes in school band and orchestra instruments as well as accessories. The company is owned and operated by former school music teachers. We offer popular nationally advertised band and orchestra instruments, accessories, and music books. We are a dealer for Yamaha, Selmer, Bach, Conn, Armstrong, Emerson, Ludwig, Kenny G, Musser, Deagan products... find out more.

To RENT NOW click on the Band & Orchestra blue box to the left or click on the tab at the top. The link will take you to the RENTAL PROGRAMS page. To begin start by clicking "Please sign in or create an account if you have not already done so." Please follow this step first then continue on with the rental process.

Visit our store at 739 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, or SHOP ONLINE using the SHOP link. SHOP inventory is being added daily. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us at 330.928.6000 or 1.800.442.6000 (Ohio).

Our CIC representatives visit many schools in Northeast Ohio. Your band and orchestra directors can tell you on which day of the week, when school is in session, that we visit. If we visit your school, we can deliver to your student any items purchased, instruments rented or exchanges, and pick up or deliver back instruments for repair.

You can now click on LOGIN at the top of the page to register as an online customer. We will connect you and confirm your account by sending you an email, which will then allow you to Login and connect to your store account. You will then be able to View Account History and Make Online Payment.

STORED CREDIT CARD: Please note that your credit card used for online payments will not update your account for future purchases or payments unless you make sure the box to update credit card is checked. If you do have the box to update credit card checked, this will update your main credit card and will be used for any future automatic rental payments.

Our factory-trained service technicians assure you the highest quality repair work. Many schools and professional musicians rely on the facilities at the Central Instrument Company for their instrument repairs. For more about our Repair Shop click here.

SHOP PRINTED MUSIC online from the Hal Leonard Catalog. You can find method books and song books for most instruments and occasions. Search for and print from a large selection of sheet music. Click here for Hal Leonard Catalog Online.

SHOP for your most used accessories by clicking on the express links below:





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