About Us

Quarter Note Music is an independent music store located in Beaver Creek Commons in Apex, NC. Quarter Note Music was established in 2011 after purchasing Burt Music in Cary, NC. It has always been our goal to be the “go-to” place for musicians in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

We offer a huge and diverse inventory of musical instruments, instrument accessories, fretted instruments, brass, woodwinds, band and orchestra, strings, drums and percussion, print and sheet music, keyboards, pro-audio and home-recording gear.

We carry guitars, guitar strings and guitar accessories. We are a dealer for Godin, Simon & Patrick, Paul Reed Smith (PRS), Peavey, Alvarez and Giannini.

We carry guitar amps, bass amps and keyboard amps. We are a dealer for Marshall, Eden and Peavey.

We carry Audix microphones and Galaxy Audio microphones.

We also carry Chauvet DJ lighting and stage lighting.

We stock a wide range of Casio keyboards.

We are a dealer for Mapex drums and carry drum sticks and other drum accessories.

We have string instrument rental, woodwind rental, brass rental and band and orchestra rentals. We sell and rent violin and violin accessories including rosin, bows and strings. We also have cellos and cello accessories.

We offer the following instruction: guitar lessons, violin lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, cello lessons, banjo lessons, trumpet lessons, clarinet lessons and saxophone lessons.

Our print and sheet music consists of method books, music books, band and orchestra music and song books. We also have the largest selection of sheet music in the area that is alphabetized by composer!

We are proud to be a full-line family-friendly store dedicated to serving local musicians and educators. We offer instrument repairs, rentals and music lessons.  We support music and band programs in local area schools, participate in the “Strings For Food” fundraiser each year, we have 2 formal recitals in the Spring and Fall and also allow students to perform in our annual “Halloween Bash”.  When the weather permits, we have “Jam Sessions” starting in the Spring thru the Fall. We are planning future “Ukulele Circles” and “Drum Circles”.


Our goal at Quarter Note Music is to provide you with personalized service with competitive pricing. We know what it can be like shopping at some of the “big stores” — they often offer little service and a lot of attitude. Our staff does not work on commission, and attentive customer service is our priority. Whether you’re looking for advice on the best budget mic for your recording, or just want to browse our huge selection of print and sheet music, we are here to help!


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