About Us
Various departments at Rimmers Music stores, including acoustic guitars, electric guitars, pianos and drums

Welcome to Rimmers Music

We are a musical instrument company, with a focus on acoustic and digital pianos. Rimmers Music (Est.1978) has an excellent reputation and is regarded as one of the best Musical Instrument Retail Companies in the UK.  


We are experts in keyboards, digital pianos, and acoustic pianos—we have an in-house full-time technician who keeps all of our pianos tuned to perfection! Our team includes experienced musicians who have been playing for many years, so have the skills to show all the benefits of the ranges we sell as well as being experienced players in their own right. We are known within the music business as having some of the best demonstrators in the UK.   


In addition to our physical stores, we also have a large online presence, where you can browse our selection, purchase, and take advantage of our knowledgeable resources, such as our blogs and video reviewsWe carry a wide range of instruments, including acoustic pianos, digital pianos, guitars, keyboards, and a variety of accessories, such as amplifiers, pedals, strings, and carry bags, to help you enhance your playing experience.

History of Rimmers Music

Established in 1978 by Frank Rimmer and Harry Cookson, Rimmers Music is one of the oldest and largest musical instrument retailers in the UK. Previously called, 'Frank Rimmers Keyboards,’ the Southport store was the first outlet. The business opened a second location, in Leyland, and third in Preston in 1981.  

History Highlights:  

1981: Gary Tate, current Managing Director, joined the company as a teacher, and while teaching at Rimmers Music, became qualified as a Yamaha music school teacher. After a brief time, Gary was asked to take over as manager at the Leyland store! He quickly excelled at his managerial role, and in 1985 he purchased his first half of the company from Frank Rimmer when Frank was ready to retire.  

1987: Gary bought ‘ED Brown Organ Shop’ in Blackpool from Mike Edwards and renamed it Rimmers Music Blackpool; it had been one of three stores owned by Edwards at that time—the other two were Rimmers Music Preston and Rimmers Music Southport. All three stores had teaching facilities.  

1991: Gary moved the Leyland store from its previous location to a much larger space on that same road; at this point he changed its name from Frank Rimmers Keyboards to Rimmers Music. 

Fast forward to 2010: Rimmers Music grew further, acquiring 3 new stores: Wigan, Bury, and Edinburgh. These acquisitions allowed us to expand even further!

Why Buy From Us?

Retailing both new and used equipment Rimmers Music has a reputation for offering competitive prices (always with long guarantees for peace of mind) and excellent part exchange prices. We also buy old instruments to recycle and sell, enabling our customers to get a refurbished bargain and also help the environment. We price check daily to ensure we are giving you the best deal possible. If you find a better deal than we offer we would be very surprised and like to hear about it.  

Offering affordable easy payments with Low Rate Finance companies for many years, we have made it easy for our customers to get the instrument of their dreams. We offer 0% interest free credit (on selected products) and low finance rate options on all orders of £250.00 or over, available both online and in store with usually instant decisions. We aim to make the musical instrument you want as affordable to you as possible, as quickly as possible. 

We offer delivery and collection services for all products to make the process of getting your new instrument and part exchanging your old instrument easy. We use next day delivery and collection services for most items, via various courier companies we have accounts with. 

Our customer service team is excellent. We have a team of experts who can help you choose the right instrument for your needs whether it be digital or acoustic pianos or guitars & drums. We keep up with the new and upcoming musical instruments and our staff regularly complete specialist training courses with our suppliers to ensure we have the best knowledge of all the products we sell. Our team of experienced musicians and music lovers understand the importance of having the right instrument to bring your musical ideas to life.  

Things We Do:



We have established Rimmers Music Schools at each of our branches with hundreds of satisfied students of all age groups from 5 years old to 95 years old. Our music studios are purpose built by us and fully stocked with the latest equipment. We are also London College of Music and Rock School examination centres (and are highly respected by both), although taking exams is optional. We want you to have your lessons and enjoy them. We will teach you at your pace in the styles you want to learn, or take you through the exams of your choice. All our tuition is via private one to one lessons so you do not have to worry how you look or sound, just have fun. We will help and guide you all the way. Some of our staff also work as College Lecturers. All our teachers are DBS checked for security on a regular basis and many have students that have returned each week for lessons for many years, constantly improving to higher playing standards and improving their knowledge.  

We offer all our customers a Free Lesson in our Rimmers Music School on the instrument of their choice. We currently teach piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, singing/vocal coaching, clarinet, saxophone, flute, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, violin and music theory. For customers who cannot get to our music school (and customers who can) we allow access to our exclusive online lessons we have created free of charge 24 hours a day. 

To conclude, Rimmers Music is a reliable musical instrument retail company with excellent value for money products from all the top brands and manufacturers and we can also teach you how to play. 

Here are our contact details so you can get in touch. 

Rimmers Music Ltd
Unit 18 Centurion Ind. Estate
PR25 4GU 

Please note: This is our Head Office and Warehouse. (Not A Showroom)

Please fill in our "Contact Us Form" and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Please Note: All stores are closed Bank Holidays, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Rimmers Music
Customer Service Team