About Nevada's Original Band And Orchestra Specialty Store
Absolute Music opened in 2004 as Nevada’s original Band & Orchestra specialty store. Prior to this time, band and orchestra musicians shopped at “full service” music stores that maybe focused or specialized in other areas. Absolute Music is managed and run by a staff that lives and breathes band and orchestra.
Absolute Music's Founder, Steve Gibson
Born and raised in a very musical family and started music lessons at a very early age. But it wasn’t until a friend in 5th grade talked him into joining the band at school that he found his true love for music. From that time on, the school music programs pretty much defined his life. Steve’s higher education was completed in Fullerton and Riverside California, getting what he calls the best of both worlds studying jazz and classical music at Fullerton all while marching and touring the world with the renown Riverside Marching Tigers.
Getting The Band Together
In 1995, Steve relocated to Reno, Nevada to build and grow the band and orchestra division of a full-line music store. After nearly ten years of building relationships with music educators, students, and professional musicians; as well as fostering relationships within the music products industry, Steve purchased the band and orchestra division of the music store in which he worked, and separated to open Absolute Music.
Since that time Absolute Music has continued to grow and become the powerhouse of the school music industry in Nevada. Absolute Music chooses to specialize in what they do best… offering the best in band and orchestra instruments, accessories, print music, service and repair, as well as private music lessons.
"Our speciality is knowing how to help customers understand the process, and be taken care of so as to not be taken advantage of."
- Steve Gibson