advance_store_band_01_smBill Garrard and Gina Merlini head up the Woodwind, Brass, and String department at Advance Music. Whether you are a teacher, a professional player, a parent, or a student, Advance has you covered. We sell new and used instruments, we carry a complete line of accessories, we rent new and used instruments, we service instruments, and we have Vermont's largest selection of sheet music, instructional, lesson and method books. We travel to the schools several times each week, interfacing with teachers, dropping off and picking up repairs, and delivering accessories. Please think of Advance the next time you need anything musical!

Advance Music Center is open 7 days a week


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Below is a small list of services, benefits, and just good reasons to consider Advance Music for all your woodwind and brass needs.

  • Locally owned and operated company
  • Convieniently located in downtown Burlington, Vermont
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Free instrument repair estimates
  • All the great brand names you know and trust
  • Amazing selection of lesson books, sheet music, reeds, and all related supplies
  • Delivery and pick up from schools
  • Professional mouthpiece included with all rental instruments...NOT a student mouthpiece!
  • 100% of rental fees are applied towards the purchase price of an instrument
  • Return the instrument at any time, there is no obligation to buy
  • 30 years of experience servicing Vermont communities and schools


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Questions? Call (802) 863-8652