Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday
Sunday
10am - 5pm
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Store Hours

Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday
Sunday
10am - 5pm
Closed

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Midtown Music
+1 (207) 282-0254
571 Elm St.
Biddeford, Maine 04005
nick@nicksmidtownmusic.com

Our Story

REPAIRS>LESSONS>RENTALS!
      Owners Nick & Jessi Noiseux hope to serve the community through offering a number of helps. Musical instruments can bring a lifetime of enjoyable expression. Through teaching, restoration and leasing of musical instruments, Midtown endeavors to bring the resources to the community, which will in-turn begin many a musical legacy. With a combined 56 years as professional musicians Nick & Jessi understand just how enriched a life can be by rhymes, rhythms and melodies!
Offering Piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, banjo lessons, mandolin lessons, string lessons, ukulele lessons, woodwind lessons, and brass wind music lessons for the Greater Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel, Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach Area. We are easy to get to from Route 1 or the Maine Turnpike

Midtown Music Company History
Midtown Music was founded in 1987 by Biddeford High School chums Mike Travers and Ken Cote. Ken had rented the existing site for his very successful Photography Studio. He was approached by Mike with the idea to convert the space into a record store. At the time, there was not a single record store in Biddeford and the idea was welcomed into the community by a flood of retail music sales!

The next two years would see a downturn for Mike and Ken, whereas, two more record stores opened in much more visible locations.

Enter Nick Noiseux, a local musician coming off 8 successful years as a nightclub touring rocker. Nick was looking to settle back into his home town community and began by giving electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar lessons in the Midtown Music office space. Mike soon offered Nick a fulltime position managing the store. Seizing the opportunity to have fun, Nick decorated the store and turned it into the "teenage boy - room - of - his - dreams" with posters, promotional materials and musical instruments. 'Things just started to happen' Nick said. 'Business picked up and got better and better.'

Then in 1991, Mike and Ken sold the store to Nick. 'It was either buy the place or find another job', Nick recalls. After selling a few guitars Nick had brought in for mere decoration, he decided to tap into the experience he had gathered in his years as a roadhardened rocker. Musical instruments and accessories would be an added diversification for the store!

With the help of good friends, Dave Berthiaume, Mike Clough, Pete Danley, Steve Libby and Barry Arvin Young, the store diversified even more. Offering more lessons and repairs to band instruments as well as guitars, drums and electronics.

After 15 years on Main St. in the Biddeford Opera House / City Hall building the 1000 square foot space just wasn't enough and, luckily, the owner of the Five Points Shopping Center invited Midtown to take the 2000 square foot space in the shopping center on Alfred St. for $5.00 a square foot! Nick remembers, 'at the time, I was about to open a three week run as 'Frankie' in the City Theater production of the musical 'Forever Plaid' and become a father for the first time! Things couldn't have been much busier. Fortunately for us, Ames had just gone out of business and was selling it's fixtures so we were able to outfit the new space at very little cost. Plus our church family came through with 10 volunteers to help with the big move!

In the new space Midtown quickly grew from having 1 lesson room for 3 teachers to having 3 lesson rooms for 8 teachers. Some of which, taught multiple instruments. Brass, woodwinds, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, voice, cello, banjo, mandolin, classical guitar, harmonica, drums, hand percussion, bass guitar, bass violin and violin are now offered.

Give Me A Sign!
A total of 5 years was enjoyed at the 5 Points Shopping Center. With the building of the Shops at Biddeford Crossing and the recent renovations to Midtowns' new home at 5 Points, the rent was about to sky-rocket for this small locally owned business. 'I looked far and wide but even with the higher rent 5 Points was still the best deal around.' Nick explained. The very day that owners Nick & Jessi Noiseux were to sign a new lease which would have brought them to paying almost three times their entry rent, Nick drove by a location on Route 1 in Biddeford that was for sale. Nick said, 'I couldn't believe it! There was a little, tiny sign on the place! I remembered performing there when it was a restaurant / pub!'

This location at 571 Elm St. would soon be the new home for Midtown Music. 'For the same price, it was either stay in the 2000 sq ft location or move to the 4400 sq ft location..' Nick recalls. 'It was a no-brainer. The teachers would enjoy much more comfortable teaching spaces and we would have a larger showroom. We could also do away with renting storage space, whereas, we would have space for on-site storage!'

With January 5th, 2008 in sight as a moving date Nick & Jessi's church family came through again with 15 volunteers on moving day. 'It was so moving to see this moving!' Nick reminesces, 'these guys and gals love God and love us!'

Now settled into their new home, the Midtown Music family has grown again and currently is a workplace for 2 fulltimers, 2 part-timers, 3 independent repair techs and 6 independently contracted teachers. With the cummulative experience of more than 150 years, the staff and teachers of Midtown Music are eager to help you with any need or talent you are hoping to develope! Unlock your potential at Midtown Music!

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Midtown Music Testimonials
Hi there! I'm John 'Eric Clapton' Spicer and Midtown is a great place for kids of all ages!




Spare Time? Is there such a thing?
In their spare time owners Nick and Jessi Noiseux use their musical capabilities to benefit their local church family at New Life Church in Biddeford.
John Spicer also serves there as the Youth Worship Coordinator.




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