Founded in 1988, McCutcheon Music has been the result of Jim and Debbie McCutcheon's desire to create a music store where families can come for personal attention, excellent service, quality products and teachers who are professional musicians and the sort of individuals who can help take the guesswork out of finding the right music teacher.

Jim and Debbie McCutcheon moved their family to the Centerville area in 1988, in part because of the excellent music program in the schools and also because of the area's commitment to the arts. Jim served on the Centerville Arts Commission for five years, and now works with the Arts Commission in hosting the annual GuitarFest in Stubbs Park. They have a musical float in Centerville's Americana Parade every year.

Originally housed at 18 East Franklin Street, we soon needed more space and in 1992, McCutcheon Music opened its doors at 42 and 44 Marco Lane in Washington Township. We later expanded to 34 and 38 Marco Lane in 2002 with a larger band, orchestra and guitar showroom and full-service repair shop.

Contact Details

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  Person Jim & Deb
  City Dayton, OH
  Zip Code 45458
  Address 38 Marco Lane
  Phone Number (937) 435-2900

Business Representative

Jim & Deb

Owners

We currently have over 40 professional, experienced teachers and a staff of fine individuals who are committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. Rich Ervin directs our full-time repair service, and fixes band and orchestra instruments as well as guitars. Rich and his staff offer one of the best turnaround times available anywhere.

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Very helpful and knowledgable. Interested in what's best for the customer and not just pushing to sell as much as possible.

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Vinnie is very knowledgeable and has a Professional Musician really knows his stuff

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Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable staff, plenty of music supplies, lots of stringed instruments, the best instructors, and leads to music happening in our town

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My grandsons took lessons there and the music programs were delightful.

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Customer Testimonials

Our private lesson teacher said she trusts you for quality repairs, and we agree! As orchestra students at Stivers and DPYO members, our sons have gotten bows re-haired and a violin and viola repaired. Always an estimate given, and a friendly phone call when the work is complete. When friends ask where to go, we say "McCutcheon!"


Rich did an excellent job restoring my great grandfather's mandolin. It looks so beautiful now. Judy was great keeping me informed of the progress. Highly recommend.


Love their consignment program. I've done it 3 times now and it is very fair. Also usually have what I need in Stock if I'm in a hurry. Love the people


A music store who cares & has qualified musicians to give lessons. Something you don't find a lot of places.

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From Our Website

For over 30 years McCutcheon Music has offered music lessons for the greater Dayton area for people of all ages. Whether you're picking up an instrument for the first time or an advanced player seeking to learn something new, one of over 50 highly skilled and educated teachers can help you reach your goals to be the best musician you can possibly be!


Dr. Minjie Bao is pursuing a diverse career as a collaborative pianist and music educator. Minjie has performed across the USA, including performances with Seattle Opera Summer Camp, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, University of Washington, and University of Minnesota. She earned her Doctoral degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Minnesota in 2018. University of Georgia, B.M. Florida State University is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member at Wright State University. At Wright State he teaches jazz history, jazz improvisation, class piano, jazz piano and world music courses.