About Us

Contemporary Music Center – Where music comes to life.

Contemporary Music Center

Founded in 1989 Contemporary Music Center was established on the simple principle that everyone deserves the chance to learn a musical instrument. There was a need for a fresh approach in showing others how to learn to play music: an approach that both embraced the long standing teachings traditions, but also incorporated technology, and most of all the simple understanding of enjoyment while learning. CMC developed its staff around the single idea that making music should be enjoyable, creative, disciplined and expressive.

Our instrument selection was developed with the understanding that customers need great brands, at affordable prices, and sold with exemplary service.

Whether it is your first time learning to play music, or you are a touring professional, Contemporary Music Center understands your needs and is designed to service them.

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Contemporary Music Center Profiles

  • Growing Up in a Musical Family
    Growing Up in a Musical Family Willis Pittman and the Jazz Ambassadors – The...
  • Jerry Hammack
    Born and raised in Northern Va. Jerry has played with local bands of varying...
  • Menzie Pittman
    Founder; Director of Education; Percussion Instructor Menzie brings a forty year musical experience to...
  • NAMM Top 100 Dealer
    Top 100 Dealer: Contemporary Music Center is the only music dealer in Virginia to...