Groth Music opened in 1939 by Chester E. Groth who was a professional musician. It stayed in its downtown location for almost 50 years before moving to its current location. His daughter, Nancy Groth, took over in 1985, and she expanded the store to be more globally diverse. The store is still family-owned and places a high emphasis on exemplary service. They added an online presence in 1999 and continue to be a full service music store. They have instruments to buy and rent, classes and lessons, printed sheet music, and repairs. Fun fact: when the Minnesota Vikings wanted a 'Yelling Horn' for their games, they asked Groth Music to find one. When Groth Music couldn't, they made one instead.