Rick’s started with a passion for instrument repair. Now we’re your one-stop shop for all of your musical instrument needs. We may have grown, but we’ve never lost that passion.
The Rick’s Musical Instruments legacy began with a humble, home-based instrument repair business founded by Richard Verfaille. Rick’s pride in his craftsmanship and his strong work ethic were well-noted by his customers. Soon he was able to open a storefront location in Cumberland, Rhode Island that specialized not only in instrument repair, but also in the sale and rental of band instruments, sheet music, and accessories. With continued growth, he added staff members, and it became apparent to Rick that he also needed to bring aboard professional instructors to offer individualized lessons to his customers.
This growth led to the store’s move in 2011 to its current location at 2352 Mendon Road in Cumberland. In September of 2014, Rick’s expanded with another retail store, creating Bravo Musical Instruments, located at 492 Winthrop Street in Rehoboth.
Today Rick’s Musical Instruments has become even more specialized and is well-known among musicians in Southern New England and beyond. The whole crew at Rick’s consists of formally trained, professional musicians who have worked in performance, education, and the music industry. Shopping at Rick’s Musical Instruments supports small business, the local economy, and the employment of Americans, as well as access to great products and service!