History & Mission

History and Mission

Our Story

fbmc pianoRick Cochran started his career in the music industry in 1983 at the age of 23 when he helped start up Blue Streak Transport, a piano moving service that provided delivery for all the piano dealers in the Houston area. In 1995, Rick and his partners purchased an existing local company, Complete Piano Service, adding piano tuning and repairs to their business.

In 2004, Fort Bend Music Center was opened in Stafford as a teaching studio. It grew rapidly, with over 500 students attending weekly lessons by the second year of operations. Since then, Rick has overseen the expansion of Fort Bend Music Center to become Houston’s authorized Yamaha piano dealer with two locations in the Houston area and one in San Antonio. Within the past few years, we have also become one of the area’s main sources for band and orchestra instrument rentals and repairs.

Our Mission – Making Music Accessible for All

We offer a wide selection of pianos to fit every home and budget. Whether you’re looking for a new or used acoustic, digital, or hybrid piano, we have the perfect instrument for you. If your current piano needs some tender loving care, we offer comprehensive repair and restoration services. We can even install a player system for your piano, allowing it to play beautiful music all by itself.

Over the years, we’ve become one of the top sources for renting school band and orchestra instruments in the greater Houston area. We are proud of our wide selection of affordable, high-quality instruments that fit any budget, making sure music is accessible to everyone. Our strong relationships with local school music directors show how much we support our local music education community. We provide repairs and service for band and orchestra instruments both in-store and directly in many schools so that our customers always have their instruments in top-notch condition.

But why stop there? Consider taking music lessons at Fort Bend Music Center. Our group lessons are both fun and creative, while private lessons are also available to suit your schedule.

Music lessons not only introduce you to the fascinating world of musical theory but also provide a significant boost to brain power, especially for children. Research suggests that music plays a vital role in the mental, emotional, social, and physical development of a child. Plus, it’s just plain fun! Our adult students often describe their music lessons as better than therapy, the perfect stress-reliever, and a great escape from their day jobs.

A musical education offers countless benefits, including discipline, rhythm, passion, and logic. Rick says, “After just one lesson, you will be able to play something. Everyone has the ability to unleash the music within their heart.”

Discover the perfect piano, find top-notch band and orchestra instrument care, and learn to play at Fort Bend Music Center. We are here to help you unlock the joy of music!