DuBaldo Music Center was opened by Bruno Dubaldo in February of 1953 after graduating from the Hartford Conservatory with a degree in violin. His dream was to provide a comfortable environment for people to come learn and experience music.
Bruno built the music store from the ground up, literally brick by brick, in the northern end of Manchester, CT. Both of Bruno’s parents, along with his three brothers and his wife Clara, helped mix the mortar and lay the bricks.
Once the building was finished, Bruno, along with his wife Clara, and his younger brother Victor, began offering lessons for violin, guitar, accordion, piano and organ. Bruno also sold instruments of many types, ranging from stringed instruments like violin and guitar to organs and accordions.
Now, 70 years later, Bruno’s dream is still alive and well, and the business is thriving.
In August of 2002 Bruno sold DuBaldo Music Center to his nephew Ed DuBaldo so he could retire while still having the store be family run. DuBaldo Music Center is proud to offer lessons for virtually every instrument, from piano, guitar/bass, brass, woodwind, percussion, and many more.
On September 1, 2004, DuBaldo Music Center joined forces with another 50-years local music store, Beller’s Music. This second location was off of Main Street in downtown Manchester, and specialized in student lessons and instrument rentals, and also had a diverse sales floor.
In the summer of 2012, DuBaldo Music Center and Beller’s Music moved into an 8,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 881 Main Street, in Downtown Manchester. With a large sales floor, nearly a dozen spacious lesson rooms, a comfortable waiting area, and a massive repair shop, DuBaldo Music Center is able to offer the high level of service our community needs, and provide it with a family-friendly atmosphere.