Whitmore’s Music serves musicians who need a competent and attentive supplier of recorded Christian and Wedding performance music. We accomplish this by selecting and offering to our customers the best accompaniment and karaoke tracks for soloists and groups, produced by some of the top artists and recording companies in the music industry. Many of our customers tell us that our service and speed of delivery are the primary reasons they return again and again.
While we are a for profit business, our goal is to provide the best service to our customers and to help them find the song they need, even if that means directing them to another source if we cannot provide it. Our mission has always been to aide musicians in their desire to make music, whether in ministry or performance.
From our roots in a small community in northwest Arkansas to shipping music to every state in the Union, we have not lost sight of our original desire to make music accessible and enjoyable to everyone we have the opportunity to serve.
Whitmore’s Music started as a small piano service in the late 1940’s. The original owner, Paul Whitmore, was a piano technician who also taught music at John Brown University, a Christian liberal arts school in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
During the 1950’s and 60’s he continued to tune and rebuild pianos, eventually moving into piano sales while working out of a garage/workshop. In 1968, he began the retail business which in 1977 grew into Whitmore’s Music Center.
Paul Phillips, the current owner, was hired to help with sales after the business moved to a larger location, and a year later married the boss’s daughter. In 1985 Paul and his wife Paula purchased the business from her dad and have actively managed and operated it since then.
Music education and ministry have been the focus of Whitmore's Music through the years. A large portion of the local inventory is dedicated to educational and Christian music, although the only items available online remain accompaniment and karaoke tracks.