A Local Family Business with Strong Roots in the Community.

Founded in 1988, Accent Music has deep roots in our music community. My father, Don Harkey, and I started Accent Music in order to provide a resource to musicians in our home-state of Delaware and the surrounding area. We wanted to supply leading brands, great service and low prices in a family-friendly atmosphere.

33 years later, Accent Music has become one of the nation’s top 150 music retailers! We have a reputation for serving the community well with full service on all of our products and services. We have a passion for delivering the highest quality to all levels of players - from beginner to professional.

We know music educators play a crucial role in the next generation of musicians. Our full-service Instrument Rental Program helps many kids get started in music and we serve most of the public and private schools in our 4 state region. We recognize the needs of worship leaders in the community, so we offer sound system equipment and support. Local bands and musicians know they can count on us to have the best prices on the gear they need, and to know them by name when they come in the store.

An important part of the Accent Music is the School of Contemporary Music. With 13 private teaching studios with more than 20 teachers and provides the Delaware community with private lessons on most musical instruments including voice. Our students have gone on to schools like Berklee and Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. The School of Contemporary Music is a community of musicians where students, teachers and families are committed to learning about, promoting and experiencing music together.

Accent Music wouldn't be complete without the Full-Service Repair Facility for guitars, electronics and band instruments. We have long-term associations with the most advanced electronic technicians and guitar repair luthiers in the region. This assures you some of the highest quality repair service in the industry. Our in-house repair facility provides full service on woodwind, brasswind and orchestral string instruments.

We hope you can see how passionate we are about giving the best to our local musicians and that we accept the responsibility of really caring for our customers. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you join those who say “I got it at Accent.”

Thank you,
Steve Harkey