The Music Centre (TMC) was established in 1982 right here in Azle,Texas! Since that time, the store has been owned and managed by The Terry family for over 30 years! Through the years, TMC has provided musical instruments, lessons, and repairs, not to mention great friendships and conversations for it’s family members – you might call them patrons, but we consider you family! After many years of success, we fast forward to 2014. In 2014, TMC had reached a point to where it was opened one day per week, only on Saturdays, but for good reason. The Terry family was working on the next passion in their “cowboy way” that became all things cowboy/cowgirls, and all American!
The world needs to slow down a bit at times, and with that comes fun for all ages – toy cap guns! http://www.wildwesttoys.com had reached an all time record with sales both online and in the local store and was keeping the Terry family very busy to say the least. The Terry family also had the Wild West Toy store located next door to TMC and that business took off in ways that caused the focus to be on all things cowboy and cap guns! Although their new found passion was primarily with Wildwest Toys (including the manufacturing – not just sales) the Terry family was torn to keep the business open. Their passion still continues today with and for TMC and may still see them from time to time around the shop.
Fast-forward to 2016, Daniel, no stranger to TMC heard news of the store “almost closing permanently” and knew that something needed to be done about this to keep the legacy going! The Terry family worked with him to keep the store open, and the hand-off was completed Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Daniel had worked in his younger years for the Terry family giving guitar lessons, repairing instruments, working the sales floor, and sometimes even catching grasshoppers (but that’s a story for another day;) His passion was to keep the same great quality instruments, customer service, quality repairs, and continue existing and new friendships that revolve around the “Center of the Universe” aka – TMC!
Cory, also no stranger to TMC, wanted to keep the legacy going when Daniel decided to focus on new endeavors. Cory took ownership on October 8th, 2018. Cory has worked at TMC as a music lesson teacher, as well as a manager for several years working alongside Daniel. Cory has a passion for music and for teaching other musicians! Cory is an experienced touring fiddle player, who in fact, bought his very first fiddle at TMC! Cory is ready to expand the selection of quality instruments, and continue the exceptional customer service and instrument repairs!
Please stop in and pickup something small or big, electric or acoustic or just stop in to say “howdy”. We want to continue providing a great and fun service for your family to continue creating music and memories for many years to come! God bless and see y’all soon!
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