Steve Achenbach and Carol Cook


Palatine Music Center to Continue its Legacy

The Music Room announced that it's joining forces with Palatine Music Center, enabling the continuation of the 32-year legal of Palatine Music Center, as owner Steve Achenbach retires.

"We're pleased to welcome all of Palatine Music Center's teachers to our staff so that their students can continue their studies without interruption," said Carol Cook, owner of The Music Room. "We're making every effort to ensure a smooth transition for students, teachers and customers."

Palatine Music Store was the village's oldest music store, in operation since 1984. Achenbach said it was important to him that his legacy continue with an independent, locally owned music store.

"I've known Carol for many years and we share many of the same philosophies about teaching music," Achenbach said. "I feel confident that my staff and students will find a good home at The Music Room."

The Music Room employs more than 30 instructors who teach individual lessons in a variety of instruments and voice, utilizing 10 state-of-the-art sound proof studios. Group classes are also held in the store's expansive 4,000-square-foot ground-floor retail space.

"A knowledgeable staff and customer service sets us apart from the big-box music stores," Cook said. "We're committed to helping our community achieve personal growth through music."