A & R Music


A & R Music Co., 3924 Fort St. in Lincoln Park, provides many services for elementary, middle school and high school students as well as their teachers. A & R co-owner Richard Cieslowski visits customers’ schools on a weekly basis.

A & R Music serves many Downriver school districts. It currently rents to the following school systems: Allen Park, Brownstown, Creative Montessori, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Monroe, Monroe Jefferson, Riverview, Romulus, Southgate, Summit Academy, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven and Wyandotte.

A & R provides a rental program the students in its service districts wishing to rent instruments.

If you’re not sure if your school is in one of the A & R Music service districts, call 313-381-2274 or email info@armusic.com.

Why rent from A&R Music?
There are several reasons to rent from A & R Music. First of all, we are well-known for the attention we pay to our customers.

We realize that each customer is a human being, not just a blinking light on the phone or a face in line at the store. A & R Music has been in business for more than 25 years. One of the major reasons for our success is our service to customers.

While we use a wide variety of technology in our business, we don’t let it get in the way of our service. One of the most annoying things to experience is having to press buttons on a phone, and direct yourself through a huge menu to get to the right department, and then wait on hold for over an hour, for someone to pick up and say, “Well, you need another department.” We know what this is like, and therefore, we make it our goal to bring you the answers and the service that you want from a business.

In addition to our incredible service and customer support, we have one of the finest Band Instrument Repair Technicians in the world. Timothy Holmes is a professional repair technician of instruments, and professional conservationist of antique and vintage instruments.

He has, and currently does work for professionals all across the world including orchestra members and soloists. He is an appraiser and conservationist for Greenfield Village and other historic organizations, specializing (but definitely not limited to) Civil War period instruments. Several of the instruments on the newest movie version of “The Music Man” have been under the careful and experienced hand of Holmes.