About Us

“I came in knowing nothing. You’ve always been able to point me in the right direction. You guys are awesome.”

Ryan Feck; Valued Customer

Give us a call for questions, directions, or special orders!
(603) 356-3562

Store Hours:

  • 12am to 6pm Monday and Tuesday
  • 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
  • 11am to 4pm Sunday

Holidays may affect store hours; please call for more information. 

Visit Us
North Conway Music Center
1976 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, New Hampshire 03860

Masks are voluntary if you are vaccinated. If you’re unvaccinated and don’t have one, we can supply you with one at the door. Thank You!

Staff Members

Brian Charles

Brian is the owner of the North Conway Music Center. Brian founded the retail store in 2009. He started Charles Double Reed Company, our specialized oboe and bassoon sister company in New York City in 1983 and moved to Mount Washington Valley in 1993. Brian attended the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music. Brian is an experienced repair technician, reed maker, and performing musician.


Jennifer Jones

Jen manages the offices at Charles Double Reed Company and North Conway Music Center. She has over 20 years of experience at CDRC, starting in customer service. She studied and became our bookkeeper over a decade ago. In addition, Jen handles human resources tasks and product management for both companies. You can usually find her answering phones, processing orders, and creating harmony when there is havoc.


Gary Rochussen

Gary is our retail manager and guitar technician. Gary has vast experience in custom guitar electronics and general guitar repair. His wide knowledge of guitars, all things musical, and his charming manner makes him an important part of the family here at North Conway Music Center.


Edward McPherson

Ed has been a performing musician since the age of 12. He performs
with several local groups, as both a drummer and a composer.
His band Marvel Prone recently released their second album She Hits Me.
Besides frequent performances at seacoast venues such as The Stone Church,
Edward has also performed at New England music festivals including
UNH Solarfest, the Trichomes’ Trichomania and has served
as drummer for St Theresa’s Church Sunday mass in Rye, NH.

Noah Rivers

Noah is an experienced guitar maker and technician. His guitars can be seen
here at the shop. He handles our more complex guitar repairs at his home                                                workshop. Noah is a multi-talented digital artist and innovator as well.

About The Music Center Itself

We’re a locally owned family business serving both local and visiting musicians, students, teachers, and all levels of music enthusiasts. 

At first, a small space was set aside at the Charles Double Reed Company which was North of the village. We offered guitar strings and clarinet reeds to local musicians who requested them. Growth was exponential, and we added many items to our offerings including guitars, woodwinds, strings, books, music, CD’s, and accessories. Within a few years we grew out of that location and moved to our present shop on the North Conway strip. In our ten plus years of existence we’ve grown from 100 sq.ft. to 4,000 sq. ft. and added hundreds of products, instruments, and services to our repertoire.

We continue to advance, grow, and we’re committed to giving back to the community. As a company, we help fund numerous musical projects around the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.