In 1963, Dan Strait moved his family from Houston to Austin when an opportunity arose to open a Baldwin piano franchise. That first store, Strait Piano and Organ, occupied a small space in a shopping center along Lamar at 9th St. Dan’s motto was “where customers become friends”—a sentiment that endures to this day. In 2001, Strait Music made the move to its biggest and best location yet, the Lakehills Plaza shopping center at the corner of Ben White and South Lamar. The building had been the Lakehills 3 Theater so an extensive remodel was required, which included leveling the sloping theater floor. That location is now our flagship store and we have no plans to move anytime soon! Over 50 years and still counting, Strait Music has mirrored its Austin community in so many ways. We have grown, but still have that small town family-owned feel and you can definitely say we have kept it weird. We're proud of our history and we still operate on the same principles set forth by Dan Strait all those years ago. We still pride ourselves as a place where customers become friends.
2428 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704