Jason's Music Center
Jason's Music Center is the only full service music store in Anne Arundel County. We specialize in new and pre-owned acoustic and digital pianos, electric and acoustic guitars, basses, band instruments, repairs, accessories and lessons.
NAMM Awards Jason’s Music Center the Milestone Award for 75 Years of Service In the Music Products Industry
ANAHEIM, Calif., January 22, 2012—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recently awarded Jason’s Music Center the Milestone Award for 75 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded in business to reach this landmark anniversary.
“It takes the right combination of industry insight, business acumen and superior customer service to sustain and thrive in the music products industry,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “Through its tireless efforts and business sense, Jason’s Music Center has achieved this milestone. NAMM is pleased to recognize this company’s accomplishment and wishes it continued success in the future.”
Jasons Music Center, Inc. is Maryland’s oldest, family-owned and operated, full-line music company. Serving the public has dominated our family's life for over 70 years, since we entered the music business in Philadelphia in 1937. We have endured for over three generations by being committed to quality in our sales presentations, quality in the merchandise we offer for sale, quality in our after-sales service, and quality in our Music Education programs and quality in our outreach efforts through the Public School Piano Loan Program. Our reputation is outstanding, and we continue to earn it every day!
Today, Steve Cohen owns Jasons Music Center, with their home office on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, and a warehouse outlet at BWI Airport. Steve was “born and raised in the business,” having over 50 years of experience.
Steve not only runs the day-to-day operation of Jasons but continues to provide consulting services to piano industry manufactuers, authors, and other piano dealerships. He also provides free consultations as an "elder statesman" on PianoWorld's Piano Forum, the largest website on the Internet dedicated to piano shoppers.
United States Chamber of Commerce
Blue Chip Enterprise Award
Located at Dorsey Rd. and McCormick Dr.,
across from BWI Airport.
We are a part of the local community. We are a family owned and operated store - not some large faceless corporation with multiple stores. We live in the same neighborhood as our customers and we see them in the grocery store, the mall, and at church. We want them to be absolutely pleased with their purchase, happy to see us, and telling their friends and family about us.
More for Less...
Quite simply, Jasons offers “more for less”. While we have been in the piano business since 1937, we are diversified. We sell and service guitars, amplifiers, band and orchestral instruments. Jason's School of Music also provides lessons and educational programs for our customers.
Our no frills approach allows us to provide our clients more for less, and more than meet our obligations of service and quality.
We'll prove it!
BRING US YOUR BEST DEAL,
WE'LL BEAT IT ON THE SPOT.
Church Ministry Pianos
“Since the Eighteenth Century, pianos have been delighting congregations with unique and pristine sounds. The melodies emanating from a piano soothe the hungry and downcast soul. Because this instrument succors the masses, church administrators must ensure that the piano chosen for this task can provide edifying music for many years.” - Lisa S. Higa, Chicken Soup for the Soul
Selecting a worship piano is very different from selecting a piano for your home. Whether you're “officially” affiliated with your church's piano selection committee or an independent congregation member who would like to donate an instrument, you should follow a very specific process to make sure the piano you select represents the best long-term investment for your congregation.
Consider the following five-part process for finding the best instrument for your church:
1. Choose the right Piano Dealer
You can buy a piano from many sources. A worship piano, however, needs care and maintenance that many vendors simply cannot provide. Buying a piano from an on-line site or a private owner may look like a reasonably way to save money but anything you “save” is more than offset by the lack of technical services, one on one assistance and proper delivery and maintenance.
Jason’s Music Center will surpass your expectations in making sure your worship instrument meets your congregation's unique needs.
As the old saying goes, “If you don't know jewels, you'd better know your jeweler.”
2. Work with an Experienced Representative
Take the time to visit with one of our staff members in person. We want to develop a relationship with you and with your church that extends beyond a one time sale. We want a clear picture of what your church needs and how we can help you achieve your goals. Call us and arrange an in-person visit or we’ll come to your church for a consultation. It makes a difference you’ll be happy with
We’ll assist you in determining the correct size, color and style of instrument for your sanctuary. We'll work with your worship team and help coordinate their experience and taste into the selection process. Then, we'll make recommendations that consider your budgetary concerns, your musical needs and the environmental factors that exist within your sanctuary. Finally, we'll provide the delivery and service that your piano will need for years of ministry.
If you select a digital piano, we'll provide free, on-site training for your entire worship team. And technical assistance for your sound team.
We take "good stewardship" to heart and we will help your church get the best instrument possible.
3. Consider your Sanctuary Size
For most worship centers or sanctuaries, a grand piano is the best choice. Grand pianos have a larger, more controllable sound than vertical pianos do and they are easier to blend with other singers or instruments. The size of the grand piano depends on the size of your sanctuary, how many instruments or vocalists will be playing with it and a variety of other environmental concerns.
For digital pianos, integration into the sanctuary sound system may be the best solution. Because of the many variables involved, it’s best to bring a Jason’s Music Center consultant to your church before you decide.
Shopping for pianos by brand is often tricky. In many cases, brands that are familiar to you have changed in recent years or offer a variety of quality levels - some of which may not be appropriate for your sanctuary. Use a combination of the other criteria listed here to lead you to an instrument that will suit your needs. In most cases, one or two will “stick out” during the consultation process.
4. Buy the Best Piano Possible
Consider how the sound of your worship instrument will edify those to whom it ministers. Your worship piano should be warm and pleasing. It should not be overly brilliant or abrasive. The touch should provide your pianist with the level of control he or she needs to perform at the highest level. As your primary worship instrument, your sanctuary piano should provide the highest level of music your church can afford.
Manufacturers produce pianos in a variety of grades. “Price point” pianos are inexpensive and designed for light duty. Medium grade pianos are appropriate for classrooms, rehearsal rooms or the fellowship hall. Artist-grade instruments are very well made, have a refined touch and a wonderful sound, and are the first choice for worship, concerts and rehearsals.
5. "After the Sale" Service
It is meaningless to select an excellent worship acoustic piano without setting up an appropriate service program to maintain it. A typical maintenance program includes tuning the piano four times per year, voicing and regulation once per.* In the case of digital pianos, all that is required is cleaning.
Jason’s Music Center specializes in these things. We will work with your church to establish a regular maintenance program that will protect your investment and ensure that your piano lives up to its potential.
We’ve been in business since 1937, and have decades of experience with our House of Worship community. We strive to provide music ministers with the tools and training they need for the days ahead. If we can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to call.
Jason's Music Center Jason's Piano Warehouse
8149-B Ritchie Hwy. 509-F McCormick Dr.
Pasadena, MD 21122 Hanover, MD 21076
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