5604 Balboa Avenue,
8190 Mira Mesa Boulevard,
After 25 years in business, Music Central boasts one of the largest selections of sheet music in San Diego. Most is written for piano, vocal, and guitar, and they carry a range of classical transcription, though this is mostly for piano. Anything in print can be ordered, using often-updated catalogs with selections listed by book title, artist, song title, arrangement, or, with classical music, by arranger. Specialty stock is categorized by genre -- children's songbooks, Christmas, Scottish and Irish, and other specialty interests. Heavily stocked publishers include Hal Leonard (single sheets, tablature), Warner Bros. (mixed folios, personalities), Alfred (classical piano), and Bastien (teaching aids). Discounts are available for school music directors and teachers. The shop sells and rents instruments, and staff teachers hold classes for children and adults.