Bronstein Music Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary

South San Francisco, CA  February 8, 2021 Submitted by Amanda, Bronstein Music

NOTE: From the early days back in 1946 through current days, Bronstein Music remains a big part of our community and their website offers a great  look at how Bronstein’s has grown and changed through the years – CLICK HERE for all the great photos and historical information!



On February 9th, 1946, Milton and Celia Bronstein opened the doors to the public for the first time. Their first customer was a small boy named Buddy Powers. Buddy walked into the store with a can of change, dumped it on the counter, and proclaimed his intention to buy a trumpet. Mr. Bronstein not only found Buddy a trumpet, but he also gave him his first lesson. Little Buddy Powers grew up to become a renowned commercial musician, working extensively with Woody Herman.

Spanning decades of incredible history – CLICK HERE for those years!

And continuing today!

Ron Graham, owner of Bronstein Music, poses with former owners Rich and Don, as the torch is passed, keeping the legacy alive!

On July 1st, 2019, Don and Rich sold Bronstein Music to Ron Graham, a long-time employee who started at Bronstein Music in 1990 as a private saxophone instructor and eventually became the repair shop manager.

Bronstein Music doesn’t sell organs (seriously, it was a lot of organs!) or provide lessons anymore, but we’re more focused than ever on school band programs and repairs for the local community. As we did in 1946, we still are dedicated to getting first time players, pros, and the general community quality instruments that will last them a lifetime.

We’re still here and are looking forward to another fabulous 75 years of music!


Contact Information

305 3rd Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 588-2502


Hours of Operation

Tue-Fri: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30am – 3:00 pm

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