About Us

Our History

40 Years: Van Halteren Music Centre was established on November 18, 1974 by Jerry VanHalteren and his younger brother Zeger at the suggestion of Jerry’s wife Grace who thought a music store would be a good idea since Lindsay had lost it’s only music store less than 1 year earlier. Jerry paid a visit to the bank to see what his worth was and less than one month later Van Halteren Music Centre was open for business.

At 16 years of age when the store opened, Jerry’s son John began working in the store and teaching guitar. John left high school the following year to join the business full time and continued teaching after school, evenings and weekends. John was also actively involved

with local bands, playing live gigs at schools, bars and private functions. 40 years later John, his son Jeremy and John’s brother Gerald are still doing what they can to keep music alive and well in Lindsay.

Music is addictive and we love it!

VHMC has an extensive variety of musical instruments and accessories, a full service technical department, print music department and on site music instructors. We also have an active Rental Department with P.A., sound systems and lighting for bands, DJ’s, weddings, political functions, horse shows, student instrument rentals or anything else you may require.

Our Team