Bernies Music Land is proudly the largest piano and organ specialty store in the southern hemisphere, measuring 1470 square metres (15,000 square feet), with over 150 pianos and 250 organs to choose from. With the convenience of being right next to the Eastlink Canterbury Road exit, Bernies Music Land is now easy to find and quick to access. 

Bernies is an icon of the music industry, and the store is still overseen by Bernie himself after almost 40 years. He and his friendly team impart professional service that is today uncommon. Our enthusiastic team of dedicated, friendly and talented staff will go out on a limb to find exactly what you're after. We are very proud to be an independent, family owned and run business offering you the best value range of pianos and organs on the market.There really is something unique about a strong family business and you will enjoy this feeling at Bernies Music Land.

It's hard to believe there can be so many keyboard instruments under one roof and this massive range is one of the best reasons to come to Bernies Music Land. The line-up of instruments is fantastic, and caters for all levels of musicians and all budgets.

Bernies Music Land also provides services like music education, piano tuning and repairs, trade-up packages, electronic servicing, custom design instruments and much more. We stock an extensive range of accessories to compliment your purchase, including instrument care packs, artist CDs, specialty music for jazz keyboard and classic organ, plus musical giftware.

Bernies Music Land are proud to offer a massive showroom that is relaxing for customers to browse. The centre room is used as an auditorium for workshops and recitals and holds around 100 people. A second room is ideal for seminars and small workshops and seats around 30 people with ease. This is where it all happens, so come and be a part of the great musical life at Bernies Music Land.

Bernies Music Land is located about 20 kilometers from Melbourne city and is easily accessible via Eastlink tollroad or public transport. It's a place where you can easily spend the day trying all the instruments and the friendly, family service makes your visit a fantastic experience.

Bernies Music Land

Est. 1977

40th Birthday Statement:

On this day 40 years ago, Bernies Music Land was born. Huge congratulations to Bernie and his wife Doris (pictured with daughter Michelle) on this exceptional milestone.
From our humble beginnings of a small organ shop in Westfield Airport West, then expanding to 11 stores and music schools across the state, and later consolidating to the Ringwood superstore in 1990, Bernie and his team have brought musical joy to hundreds of thousands of families. Thank you to all our happy customers.
Please help us celebrate by giving us a Google and Facebook review and star rating, and sharing your experiences here at the store.

 

Ever since he was a young boy, Bernie Capicchiano was fascinated by pianos. In the 1950s, Bernie assisted at his fathers auctioneer store in preparing the cabinets and insides of the beautiful pianos. At household and furniture auctions, Bernie was the demonstrator for the pianos that were offered for sale. His favourite tune was "God Save the Queen" and it made everybody in those days stand up to attention! 

Bernie studied music to year 12 level then studied banking, accounting and concluded with a Diploma in market. He is a CPM (Certified Practicing Marketer) with the Australian Marketing Institute.

Bernie worked in music retail management in the city before opening his own store in Airport West in October 1977, with the help of his wife and extended family. The store had a modest range of pianos and organs, setting the blueprint for Bernies Music Land today.  

Over the following years, Bernies Music Land grew to 11 stores with 5 music schools. The stores were spread throughout Melbourne and also in Victorian country towns. In the 1980s and 1990s technology introduced many of the luxuries that we have in our homes today. There were massive changes in the functions and capacity of musical instruments and this was an exciting time for the music industry. Bernies Music Land had a full range of general musical instruments and accessories, with a large staff and teaching team.In the late 1980s there were many challenges in the business environment in Australia. Fortunately, with the immense efforts of Bernie and his staff, the company survived the adversities. The current premises at Ringwood was purchased in 1990 and Bernies Music Land re-introduced itself once again as a piano, organ and digital keyboard specialist.

This year Bernies Music Land celebrates its 34th year of operation. It is an exciting time for Bernies, with phase two of a massive renovation project currently in progress. The renovations will include further showrooms, education and music-making facilities. We look forward to showing you.

Community Involvement

Here at Bernies Music Land, we are proud to be one of the most active music stores in Australia. We have the old fashioned approach that, if we can help, then we will. Our community involvement is extensive and we are delighted to sponsor an extensive range of musical groups, musical activities, and community music activities.

Our major community involvement includes being a Sponsorship Partner to Radio 3MBS, a renowned classical music broadcasting station. Bernies Music Land was one of the first sponsors of the station more than 25 years ago and has made massive contributions to its success, including donating over 11 pianos.

Bernies Music Land is a major sponsor to The Team of Pianists, renowned Australian pianists and educators. Together, we present an outstanding range of concerts and educational events.

Bernies Music Land is proud to assist local schools and music groups by supporting fundraising activities, promoting musical events and participating in work experience programs.

Our sponsorship includes significant artist sponsorship to pianists and organists. We help to make events possible by supplying premium instruments, assisting with the promotion and excecution of musical events. The "Live at Bernies" CD label provides artists with a platform to gain international recognition and industry exposure.

Bernie's personal contribution to the committees and groups that he sponsors is generous. He has served in community positions including President and Treasurer of the Australian Music Association, vice-president of the Ringwood Eisteddfod, vice-president of the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce, and Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Association (ANZCA). He has received an Australia Day Community Award by MP Kevin Andrews for his contribution to the community through his musical activities.


Bernie Bears

Something really special happens at Bernies Music Land... Bears are born! A unique breed of bear, the "Bernie Bear" comes to life at Bernies Music Land and one of the Bernie Bear family is yours to take home with any piano, organ or digital piano purchase.

The adorable bears have a tag around their neck that says "Hi, my name is Bernie Bear. Please keep me happy by playing some music to me every day". And, when you take them home, we hope you will keep them very happy! 

Bernie Bear is a special part of the family atmosphere at Bernies and we hope you enjoy this gift from the Bernies team.



Archive

Through 40 years of business we are proud to provide an evergrowing publicly available archive of MusiClub newsletters, event photography and more.

Please take a moment to step into the rich heritage of Bernies Music Land in the archive