Music & Music Education

 Because Music is More than the Instrument


Music & More, Inc. is an independent musical instrument sales, rental, repair, and music education company located in the Lower Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. Our company was founded in 1994 by Richard V. Purcell, a longtime music advocator and professional musician. Richard has a real passion for music and education, and he brings more than 40 years of experience to our students, customers, and community educational partners.



At Music & More, Inc. we focus on the instrumental and educational needs of beginning and advanced music students in public and private school-based band and orchestra programs. The instruments we offer for band and orchestra study -- brass, woodwind, percussion and orchestral strings -- are band director recommended and approved.


Committed to Educational Excellence
We'd prefer not to talk about our commitment to music education, we'd rather be doing it. It's the cornerstone of our service to student and school families, to musicians, performing patrons, and the community. We know that educational excellence makes a melody in the hum of how we live, learn, and grow.


On that note, we're committed to share our knowledge. Likewise, we welcome your comments, suggestions, musical experiences, and educational anecdotes. Learn from our educational resources ... feel free to distribute and contribute, too. 


Music & More, Inc. is more...

Education and Resources 
• Instrument Guides
• Student Guides and Finger Charts at Veritas Online
• Parent / Educator Guide on Music Education  

• Q&A - Find the answers about music instruments and your music education 
• Ask the Maestro: Need advice from a skilled performer and educator?  Ask the Maestro or call          910.686.0607


The Extended Philosophy - Stuff we Support and Believe in

Since our focus is on music education, naturally our philosophy extends through the work and commitments of our fellow performers and supportive audiences. We value our relationships with musicians, students, and the schools that support us and them. And we greatly appreciate the peripheral support that comes from professional performers and their audiences, and our network of business partners and affiliations. 



If we listed them all, we wouldn't have time to do what we do, yet we'd like to mention a few: 

• Veritas Instrument Rental Incorporated - whether you're a student, parent, educator, music retail store owner or repair professional, Veritas-Online offers a wealth of information and resources to everyone. Veritas Instrument Rental Incorporated (VIR) is dedicated to serving the school music market by providing quality, value and service to our customers, music educators and affiliated music retailers.

• The Band Connection - an inter-school band program designed to strengthen student skill and music education studies through performance, while extending music appreciation opportunities to the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina.

• The Vh1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools and raise awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.