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Our History

North Vancouver Piano store since 2002

First Music Store, started back in 2002 in North Vancouver as a small warehouse. Back then we were mostly an online store with piano accessories.

Distribution Piano Accessories

First Store

First Store


In 2004, we opened our very first music shop on the north shore, called First Music Store. It was located on 1075 w. 1st Street, in North Vancouver.


The First Showroom

Pianos & Accessories


Used Pianos, Piano lamps, music stands, digital pianos were soon added to the product line. Our services extended to piano refinishing & restoration as well!

The start of the retail business

First Retail Store

First Music Store

Move to Hanes Avenue, North Vancouver


In 2006, First Music, moved to a bigger facility on Hanes avenue, close to Capilano Mall. The business was growing and more work had to be done.

New Location on Hanes

In Early 2007, we were all setup and known as the north shore's best family owned music shop. We started with 1 lesson room and offered piano lessons to extend our services to our clients.

New Store on Hanes

North Vancouver’s Independent Music Store


By late 2007, the opportunity came for First Music to carry other musical instruments than pianos to meet the demand of the musicians around North Vancouver. As a result, guitars, violins and some wind instruments were added to the showroom. The word spread fast about First Music Store being the new North Vancouver guitar and violin store.

New Instruments

Guitars, violins, music accessories and more


In 2008, the store was renovated to increase the capacity of its showroom by cutting back from its warehouse space. New colors, lights, a larger showroom and a wider selection of acoustic guitars , classical guitars, electric guitars, violins, pianos and music accessories changed the image of the retail outlet. First Music had become much more than North Vancouver’s piano store. We have classical, acoustic and electric guitars, violins and pianos for sale and for rent. We also provide repair services on Pianos, Guitars & Violins.


renovated showroom

Vancouver Music Gallery, serving the Lower Mainland


Today. Since we decided to serve the whole Greater Vancouver area, the name of the store changed to Vancouver Music Gallery, or VMG. We have added Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons and Violin Lessons since then. A great team of teachers have been attracted to our academy. Our success end with this great news that due to our outstanding customer service, we have been promoted as the exclusive Hailun Pianos and Sauter Pianos of British Columbia.

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