East Cobb

Market Plaza

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd Suite 9 Marietta, GA 30068-2728
Phone: 770-977-7073
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Events Calendar

Mar 15 OPEN MIC 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mar 18 DRUM CIRCLE 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mar 25 FIRST SPRING RECITAL All Day
Welcome to the ProShop!!

STORE Blog

Welcome to the ProShop!!

by Derick

Welcome to the ProShop!

Here at the East Cobb (in Marietta, GA) Music & Arts we have a full line of Step-Up Band Instruments. More instruments at one time than any other music store in the Atlanta area or in Georgia!! The types of instrument that we have all the time 7 days a week are the following:

  • Piccolos
  • Clarinets
  • Oboes
  • Bassoons
  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Alto Saxohone
  • Tenor Saxohone
  • Single French Horns
  • Double French Horns
  • Trumpets
  • Trombones (straight and trigger)
  • Bass Trombones
  • Baritones
  • Euphoniums

Now, what is a Step-up Instrument? It is a Intermediate to Professional level instrument, which means a couple of things.

First of all, you're looking at a huge increase in tone and volume. Imagine a knob on your car stereo. With a student level instrument, you would be at a two, maybe a three on the knob. When you move to an intermediate level instrument, you would be at a seven. When you move to a professional level instrument, you're at a ten.

Second of all, you will have a much larger range on an intermediate to professional level instrument. On a student level instrument, you're going to plateau after a while. You won't be able to hit your low or high notes. On an intermediate and professional level instrument, you're going to be able to hit your high and low notes a lot easier and cleaner.

Finally, on an intermediate and professional level instrument, you will have more key functionality. For example, a flute will have a gizmo key, which helps with intonation. On a saxophone, there is a high F# key that helps you hit your notes cleaner. And on a trombone, you have a trigger. The trigger on a trombone helps with alternate positions.

So again, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Atlanta's premier Pro-Shop. We hope to see you soon!