6101 Burnet Rd * Austin, TX 78757
Phone: 512-458-1933
Store Hours: Mon-Thur 10-6:30 * Fri-Sat 10-5



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See our #1 selling Roland Digital Piano in action:  Student Performance

Featured Piano:  Roland HPi-50e

Jan 1 thru Jan 31, 2015:  $100 Mail-in Rebate for F-20 My First Piano

Jan 1 thru Jan 31, 2015:  $100 Mail-in Rebate for TD-15K V-Drums

Feb 2015:  Marks our 27th Anniversary!

Trying to sell a piano?  Let us take it on consignment.  Call for details.


Capital Music Center - Austin, Texas

We are a locally owned and operated music store.  We sell pianos and drums, rent pianos and drums, and teach piano and drum lessons.  We specialize in Roland Digital Pianos, Roland Electronic Percussion & Drum Sets V-Drums.  We have a large selection of print music books, piano method books, drum set method books, sheet music, and have access to over 100,000 sheet music titles to instantly print on demand.  We also have over 1500 books with MIDI Files available for download, email, or to put on a USB flash drive, or on a floppy disk.

The Piano Lesson Dilemma

Why do so many people fail at learning to play the piano?  Is it that traditional pianos and traditional piano lessons are musically boring and tedious? Maybe not every student has talent? Is it that piano lessons are only taught once a week for 30 minutes? Capital Music Center's business model is built around solutions to this problem:

  • Try an Interactive Learning Piano.  Roland Pianos include Interactive Music Tutoring Technology that help you practice and learn to play the piano. The most popular model is the Roland HPi-50e since it is designed specifically for piano students. The Roland HP-506 is a scaled down version that includes basic tutoring technology.
  • Rent a digital piano. You can rent-to-purchase a Roland Digital Piano for as low as $39 per month with 100% of the first six months applying toward the purchase of any piano we sell. Don't waste money on an old worn out piano that needs lots of work and tuning or an insufficient cheap keyboard that doesn't have enough keys or even feel like a piano. Students need good equipment from lesson number one. This rental plan is the least expensive route to go until you can make sure the student is going to stick with it.  (We've had students spend more moving, tuning and fixing old pianos they've purchased from craigslist than some of our good quality digital pianos cost!)
  • Try the Roland Music Tutor.  It helps any piano student of any level practice between lessons. The Roland Music Tutor works with any acoustic piano or digital piano or keyboard. Most Roland Pianos have the Music Tutor built in to them. You can use the Music Tutor with any piano teacher, any style of music, any piano method, and any level of musicianship. We sell and even rent the Music Tutor to try it out before you buy it.
  • Try a better method. Teachers that utilize modern piano methods and incorporate technology aids will help the student practice and learn the six days and twenty three and a half hours a week between lessons. Capital Music Center has one of the best piano lesson programs in the Austin area. We can also refer you to a piano teacher that subscribes to these beliefs. If possible, start your child in a group class to make learning more fun. Most kids would quit band if they had to take a year of private lessons before they could be in the band. If private lessons are the only choice, then at least the Roland Music Tutor or a Roland Interactive Learning Piano gives some of the benefits of playing along with others.

Drums:  Why should you consider Electronic Drums?

Roland V-Drums are the most advanced electronic drum sets on the market.  They are the leader in this field and are the dominant player in the electronic drum market.  Here are just a few of the reasons that drummers, parents, and students choose Roland V-Drums:

  • Roland V-Drums are affordable and best value priced starting at just $499.
  • Practice quietly with headphones.  Let's face it, there is no such thing as playing an acoustic drum set quietly.  With V-Drums plug headphones and practice without disturbing your neighbors, parents, sibling, roommates, etc.
  • Mesh Pad by Remo.  Roland V-Drums feature the exclusive patented mesh drum head made by Remo.  This head is what makes the V-Drums snare and toms feel just like an acoustic head.
  • Roland V-Cymbals.   These cymbals feel, move, and choke just like the real thing.
  • Connect via USB to computer or iPad for interactive learning and coaching.  Roland offers several free apps and as well as an awesome paid app called Drum Tutor that will help you hone in your drumming skills and test you against the best drummers in the world.
  • Bass Drum Pedal:  You pick your favorite bass drum pedal to use with the Roland drum kit ranging from free to $900 for the best DW double bass pedal made.
  • Rent-to-Purchase Option:  An exclusive of Capital Music Center for residents living within 90 miles of us is our rent-to-purchase option for the Roland V-Drums.  Starting at $29 a month for the most basic, $59 a month for the most popular one, and $149 for the top Roland V-Drums, 100% of 6 months apply toward the drumset you rent or an upgraded one.  Gives parents and students plenty of time to see how the student does BEFORE committing to buying one.