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"Hewitt's Music is Proud to be owned & operated by Military Veterans."

Hewitt's Music - The History

Hewitt's Musical Instrument Company was originally founded by Clarence E. Hewitt Sr. in 1920. The first store was located on Clairmont Avenue in Detroit, MI. To this day Hewitt's has remained dedicated to serving the needs of the students who are serious about their musical pursuits. With four generations of experience, Hewitt's offers a wide range of services your family can trust and depend on.

Clarence E. Hewitt Sr.

Clarence E. Hewitt Jr., graduated from Cass Tech High School and University of Detroit. After serving four years in the United States Navy, he spent 20 years as band director in the Dearborn Public Schools. Clarence performed in the professional field with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Fisher Theatre and with name acts such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and many Motown artists. He also played saxophone on the Detroit based Soupy Sales Show in the 1950's.

Tim Hewitt is the third generation owner and also understands the professional aspect of what it takes to run a music program and to work as a band leader. Tim studied music at Interlochen Arts Academy and continued his studies in music at North Texas State while playing his clarinet, saxophone and flute. Tim was a member of the United States Army band during the Vietnam War and is the founder of the Tim Hewitt Group. He has also played professionally with Doc Severinson, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Tim recently performed saxophone in the studio on song tracks for Detroit's own Eminem and Jay-Z.

Philip Hewitt is the fourth generation owner and current President of Hewitt's Music. In 1996, after serving seven years in the United States Air Force, Phil returned home to join the family business. Today, Phil specializes in all aspects of school service with more than 19 years of experience in account management, vendor procurement, retail sales and operations.

Clarence E. Hewitt Sr.

Hewitt's Music will be celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary in 2020. We are proud to me one of the oldest family owned and operated music companies in the country.

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23330 Farmington Road
Farmington, MI 48336

Hours of Operation

  • Mon - Fri
    11 AM - 5 PM (Curbside only)
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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Affiliated Locations

Quinn's Music
  • 210 South Michigan
  • Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • (800) 577-5651 or (231) 796-5651
JC's Drum and Rochester School of Music
  • 410 South Street
  • Rochester, MI 48307
  • (248) 601-DRUM
BT's Guitar Shop
  • 557 South Lafayette
  • South Lyon, MI 48178
  • (248) 798-1180

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