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Brief History

Giant Steps Music Corporation has been in business since 1977, and in its current location since 1983. The company was founded by Michael Bauer with the idea of creating the best possible service for local musicians, whether just beginning or the long-time player. Between selling the highest quality instruments and repairing them when they weren't working, the ultimate goal was to always keep the musician playing. What began as a hobby in a basement in the early 1970s grew to be one of the most recognized stores and repair shops in the East Tennessee and North Georgia area. By servicing all area schools, 80 and counting, as well as renting instruments, we are truly a full service band and orchestra store.

In 2015, the showroom underwent a major remodel. (As Mike says, "it looks less like a pawn shop and more like a music store now!")

In January 2017, Giant Steps expanded the showroom by another 900 square feet. We finished converting an old office and storage space next door into a dedicated string orchestra room with hardwood floors, as well as a dedicated percussion and guitar room.


  • 3841 Hixson Pike
    Chattanooga, TN 37415



  • M-F 9:00AM to 5:30PM EST
  • Sat 10:00AM to 4:00PM EST
  • Sun CLOSED