Moore Brothers Music's mission is to build a musical community. Our mission applies for our local business as well as our national and international customers. We strive to educate our customers whether in our store or visiting our site. Our musical community does not reside within our four walls. It includes everyone from our private lesson students growing up in our store, to our local school music programs we promote and support, to our multitude of customers across the country willing to share their experiences and knowledge about the products we sell and about their experiences buying from us.
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Moore Brothers Music
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Moore Brothers Music opened its doors in August 2004 by brothers Scott and Troy Moore. Troy had been teaching guitar for over a decade at music stores and from his home for over a decade. Troy had also been playing for a country band and doing a lot of studio recording as a full-time musician. Scott had been playing drums for various groups while working full-time as an accountant and systems analyst for the wireless telecom industry. Both Scott and Troy have business degrees from Central Washington University.
Both Scott and Troy grew up taking years of private lessons for their Instruments. Their father bought Scott a drumset when he was 7 years old from a co-worker and jazz drummer, Mike Padden. Mike told him not to let Scott start playing drums until he was 10 "when his coordination would come in." Scott looked at his drumset for 3 years in the garage attic waiting patiently to play it someday. Lessons began soon after his tenth birthday and continued throughout his teens with several different instructors. All the while, he played drums for every opportunity at school, concert band, jazz band, jazz choir, and marching band. Scott played in his first rock band at 17 practicing every night after school. The band won the Redmond High School Battle of the Bands, recorded a couple of demo tapes, and performed in their first bar that year. One of the guitarists would go upstairs after rehearsals to take a guitar lesson from Troy who was only 14 at the time.
Troy started playing electric guitar when he was 9 years old and really didn't put much effort into practicing for well over the first year of lessons. Then something amazing happened almost overnight: you would never again see Troy without his guitar around his neck. He slept with his guitar, he ate with his guitar, he copied everything he saw on MTV. Troy started analyzing the guitar neck, writing out all the possible and impossible ways to play different chords across the entire neck. He sought out certain instructors that could take him to the next level. Once Scott started driving, he drove Troy once a week to guitar lessons .
The Moore brothers first discussed the idea of starting a music store in 2000. They spent the next several years putting together a business plan and investigating locations all across the puget sound region. They decided on the Sammamish location after Troy had moved to a condo in Sammamish and quickly built his private lesson business to 60 students a week out of his home.
Knowing the caliber of instructors for which he was looking, Troy started with a small team of the best instructors he could find and 4 private lesson rooms in a small 1100 sq ft store. Within a couple months, the largest room was divided in half to make another lesson room to keep up with demand. Scott kept his day job at T-Mobile during the first six months of business until the student count reached 200 per week. During those first six months, Scott, Troy, and their wives, Cristie and Lorien, were each working nearly 80 hours a week at multiple jobs to jump start the new business. Once Scott and Troy were both working full-time at the store, they both handed off their remaining students to other instructors and focused solely on running the business.
Soon after, in the summer of 2005, the Moore brothers completed their first expansion without ever stopping operations to add another 500 sq ft of retail space and 2 more lesson rooms bringing the total to 7 private lesson rooms and 1 large classroom / retail room. The large room allowed them to teach rock camps and group lessons the next two summers.
By early 2008, Moore Brothers Music was teaching over 500 private lessons per week and was using the large retail room 3 days a week for private lessons. That summer, they completed a major redesign of the store removing the large room, adding 2 more lesson rooms, carpeting the entire floor, doubling the lighting, and adding displays. At the same time, they put a fresh coat of paint throughout the store and lesson rooms and had the carpets cleaned (spilling a gallon of black paint necessitated this).
In the fall of 2008, Moore Brothers Music hired its first permanent employee. Now we have 4 employees running the front desk.
Scott and Troy dedicated 2009 to building their presence online. Up until then, Moore Brothers Music only had an embarrassing simple, single, and out-of-date page for a website. The ECommerce site was finally launched in early November 2009. By providing the same outstanding customer service to our online customers that our local customers receive, our online business really took off in 2010 and continues to grow.
Moore Brothers Music is proud to be an authorized dealer of the Fender, Guild, Squier, Jackson, and Gretsch brands.