About

Hoffman Music

From humble beginnings, Hoffman Music has become the oldest and longest operating music instrument retail store in the Spokane area.  Not only do we have a long-standing and deep-rooted history in Spokane since 1913, outlined in OUR HISTORY below, we have continued to change with the times, remaining up-to-date every step of the way. With your continued and highly valued support, we look forward to staying in tune with all your musical needs for centuries to come!

Since our beginning, we’ve maintained a commitment to the musicians of the Spokane community. We know what a difference it makes to play your instrument before buying, look through a music book you’ve been wanting for a while, or to special order something through our store and receive in-person, with first-hand service from knowledgeable and qualified musicians.

We offer the best & largest selection of woodwind, brass, orchestral stringed, guitar, folk, bass, keyboard, drum & percussion instruments and pro audio in the Spokane area!  Not only do we carry the latest & greatest, our stock also includes a large variety of unique used instrument items for sale and if you have one, we can sell it for you on consignment.  To make it easier to get what you want today, we also offer in-house financing, layaway and 6 for 6 no interest (O.A.C.).

We take pride in providing the best care for your instrument as possible.  Our instrument repairs department works on hundreds of instruments of all kinds, shapes, sizes each year.  Our professional repair service technicians will deliver deliberate and precise results for you which we are proud to stand behind and honor to your complete satisfaction.

We offer in-store music lessons and have six lesson rooms for any player just learning how to play or for the advancing desiring to further their abilities.

Our Hoffman Pro Systems store is dedicated to all things pro audio and sound system related products.  They sell speakers, microphones, wireless systems, mixers, monitors, signal processors, cables & adapters and much more.  They commercially install “turn-key” sound system solutions for Churches, Businesses, Schools, Taverns and the like (Licensed, Bonded & Insured). They also provide Backline Rentals… if you are having an event, you can rent a sound system, wireless mic system, or everything you’d need to accommodate an entire band!  Hoffman Pro Systems is located at 440 W Sharp Spokane WA 99201 – Phone 509.462-8000 – Email: sales@hoffmanprosystems.com.

On a side-note – over the decades, we’ve had famous musicians stop into the store while in Spokane, including Eddie Van Halen, Pat Benatar, The Monkees, Merle Haggard, Myles Kennedy, Iron Maiden, and a handful more!

Thanks for being a part of our journey of over 100 years of music service in the Spokane community!

OUR HISTORY

A lot has changed in the world while we have been around. Did you know that Hoffman Music is older than the use of traffic lights?!

Our history technically begins with Mr. Van Ausdle and Bill Hoffman in 1909.  Hoffman Music was originally named and established in 1913 under the name of Van Ausdle-Hoffman Music Company Inc..  They opened the doors on Sprague Avenue, opposite the Historic Davenport Hotel.  Not before too long however, Mr. Van Ausdle separated from the company and Bill Hoffman brought in his brother Chris to be partners and changed the name to Hoffman Brothers Music circa 1930’s.

In the beginning, Hoffman did much more than music. Originally, we sold pianos, organs, band and orchestra instruments, phonographs, record, and radios, but we also sold chairs, sofas, beds, lamps, desks, dining and breakfast sets, flooring, and rugs!

1430 N Monroe, Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 444-4140