MissionMoore Brothers Music's mission is to build a musical community. Our mission applies to our local business as well as our national and international customers as our musical community is not limited to within our four walls. It includes everyone from our private lesson students growing up in our store, to the school music programs we promote and support, to our multitude of customers across the country and around the world.
LocationMoore Brothers Music
22820 NE 8th ST STE 102
Sammamish, WA 98074
COVID-19 Hours (Until at least Phase 4)
Monday through Friday 12:00 to 5:00pm
We are open 7 days a week
Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Moore Brothers Music opened its doors in August 2004 by brothers Scott and Troy Moore. Troy had been teaching guitar at music stores and from his home for over a decade. Troy had also been playing for a country band and doing a lot of studio recording as a full-time musician. Scott had been playing drums for various groups while working full-time as an accountant and systems analyst for the wireless telecom industry. Both Scott and Troy have business degrees from Central Washington University.
The Moore Brothers first discussed the idea of starting a music store in 2000. They spent the next several years putting together a business plan and investigating locations all across the puget sound region. They decided on the Sammamish location after Troy had moved to a condo in Sammamish and quickly built his private lesson business out of his home.
Knowing the caliber of instructors for which he was looking, Troy started with a small team of the best instructors he could find and 4 private lesson rooms in a small 1100 sq ft store. Scott kept his day job at T-Mobile during the first six months of business until the student count grew enough to force them to hand off their remaining students to other instructors and focus solely on running the business. Soon after, in the summer of 2005, they completed their first expansion to add another 500 sq ft of retail space and 2 more lesson rooms bringing the total to 7 private lesson rooms and 1 large classroom / retail room. The large room allowed them to teach rock camps and group lessons the next two summers. They shut down for 9 days in the summer of 2008 to add 2 more lesson rooms and open up the retail area to a single room.
In the fall of 2008, Moore Brothers Music began selling products online. By January 2014, the online business had outgrown the small retail store and forced the addition of an office/warehouse nearby. At this time, they hired a bookkeeper and spent considerable time replacing all systems to effectively manage the online and retail business from any location. Then in spring of 2017, they were given the opportunity to lease a space in the Klahanie shopping center previously occupied by another music store. The Moore Brothers scrambled to sublet their office/warehouse and move all of their operations back into the retail stores while opening the Klahanie location in July 2017.
Both stores were forced to close for retail and lessons in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home order from the governor. Two weeks later, they had implemented systems to allow the instructors to teach from home. After 3 years, the Klahanie location was closed at the end of June 2020 during the pandemic.