Larry Minton is an Emmy-winning recording engineer who opened this music store in 2002.
In May 2010, Minton's Academy of Music moved to its new 6,000 square foot location, which features a complete music store, practice and rehearsal space including private practice studios, and a full theatre with stage and PA system (where real bands give live performances).
Minton's has a full selection of music classes for nearly every instrument and do private instruction as well. All the teachers are university trained and must undergo comprehensive background checks.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, noon - 8pm; Sat, 8am - 6pm; Sun, noon - 6pm; hours can vary for special events
- Handicap Accessible: Music therapy for the autistic
- Number of students: 300
- Parking: Free lot
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Larry Minton used to be a teacher with Loudoun County schools and is very involved with the PTA.
- What makes this community special?: The community is very competitive which makes all the kids eager to try for first chair.