Welcome to James Dace Music Shop, Chelmsford

James Dace & Son is a well-established family run music business based in Chelmsford, Essex.

We can proudly say that we are one of the oldest music shops in the country, opening our doors in Chelmsford in 1852, where we have had a shop ever since. James Dace (Pianos) Ltd is now based in Colchester and can be reached on 01206 791935.

A local musician and well-established teacher, James Dace started the shop in 1852. The first shop was in London Road. We are still based in Chelmsford and are now located at 22 Broomfield Road, where we continue to be an established part of the local community.

We have one of the largest stocks of sheet music in the south east region and are fully stocked with classical, vocal scores, folk, jazz, blues, contemporary and popular music, along with a wide selection of educational publications, examination books and papers

Our shop has strong links with the local musical community. We always try to support local concerts and offer special discounts to teachers, and musical societies. We hope that areas of this site will continue to help musicians both near and far!

To order items from us via our mail order service –

Regrettably we have now had to dispense with our third party music ordering website because of difficulties with new data protection requirements.

You may still order from us by e-mail (shop@jamesdace.co.uk) or by phoning 01245 352133.

If it is out of hours please leave us your name and telephone number and we will call you at the earliest available opportunity.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Thursday 9am – 1pm and 2pm- 4pm
Friday 9am – 1pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm and 2pm- 4pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays – Closed