Take the next step in your musical journey

Do you think band is something you or your child wishes to continue to pursue? Then it may be time to think about purchasing a step-up instrument! We have a wonderful line of step-up instruments with easy and affordable purchase options.

What is a step-up instrument and why do I need one?

A step-up instrument, also known as an intermediate or professional instrument, is a high performance quality instrument intended for the serious player. While each instrument has different qualities when it comes to a step-up, in general step-up instruments have much better tone and response compared to beginner instruments, which focus more on durability.

Step-up instruments are created with the purpose of excellent sound and playability in mind. While a beginner instrument is great to start on, it simply cannot keep up with a more advanced player and does not hold up in sound quality compared to intermediate and professional instruments.

Every player is different in regards to when they feel ready for a step-up instrument. However, as soon as the player feels comfortable and confident with their instrument and has been playing for roughly one year, it is most likely time to consider moving up to a step-up. 


We accept instrument trade-ins toward a step-up instrument! If you are currently financing an instrument with Cooper Music, you can trade us that instrument for a step-up; 50% of what you have paid so far will go towards the new step-up instrument! If you already fully own an instrument, Mr. Cooper can look it over and decide the trade-in value. If you are interested in trading in an instrument, give us a call, click the contact button below, or come see us in person!

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Quick & Easy Financing with Klarna®

We offer fast and simple financing options for step-up instruments. Simply apply for financing, and after approval, select which option that would work best for you! You can do this in-store or during checkout on our online store!

* Options starting with as low as 0% interest if paid in full in allotted time.

* Lowest possible option; payments will depend on customer’s credit.
To learn more about Klarna, visit their website here

Ready to get your step-up instrument?

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914 W Main St.
Russellville, AR 72801


9:00AM -5:00PM





1 (479) 967-3273
1 (833) 684-1885