About Us

the long and winding road


It all started back in 1996 when Ben was working the counter and teaching lessons at Sandy Campbell Music & Stereo in Valdosta.

With a growing family and new economic challenges Ben decided to take a "Leap Of Faith" and open a small music store.

He sold a couple of his cherished guitars and borrowed a couple thousand dollars from family members. Ben emerged and opened Encore Music Center in 1996.

After a few years the name was changed to Ben Owens Music to give the business a more personal touch.

Ben's mission is to keep music alive by inspiring and teaching the next generation as well as provide quality affordable instruments and great customer service.


Ben Owens Music Staff