Pete's Music Center

Pete's Music Center

Welcome to the musical life, culture, and integrity of Pete's Music Center!

As of April 1, 2022, we celebrated our 40th year of business serving the residents of Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties with uncompromising ethical and educational standards.

The cornerstones of our business include friendly, knowledgable, educational music lessons combined with meticulous instrumental and electrical equipment service.  We feature some of the most competent music instructors and four specialist technicians with very high standards.  

Please feel welcome to browse our staff lists on the following pages and contact them directly.

Note from the owner, Pete Van Alstyne

Personally, I began the business in a modest way in 1982, as the area's piano-accordion teacher and “gigging” player, starting in the early 1970's.  I have “stood on shoulders of giants," from Sacramento to San Fransisco, and from Los Angeles to Boston, gleaning much knowledge from my associates, mentors, and companions.  As a commercial player, I have established many personal relationships that constitute the foundation of Pete's Music Center's customer base.  Since opening in 1982, we are serving a third generation of music enthusiasts.  Many of the music students I knew in the beginning now bring in their children and grand-children to our shop! 

Practicing my accordion for the past 65 years has taught me the necessary focus and patience applicable to a current modest knowledge of servicing string instruments.  At the time of this article, the number of re-haired orchestral bows spanning the past ten years is approaching 1700! 

Our desire is that you find the instruments, equipment, and instructors necessary to fulfill your musical ambitions.  Live your best musical life at Pete's Music Center! ​ 

Hours of Operation 

  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    • Closed
  • Thursday
    • 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Friday
    • Closed
  • Saturday
    • 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Sunday
    • Closed

Contact us

Here is a map below of how to reach us! 

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