Cherokee Music Center


Our Story


We want you to know that we are focused on your satisfaction, first and foremost.


Why buy from us?

We want you to know that we are focused on your satisfaction, first and foremost. Our staff is devoted to knowing you and all the complicated things that go along with your musical journey. They are devoted to their knowledge of premium instruments and building that expertise to help you find your perfect fit.  They are devoted to understanding your goals, so they can offer you the instructor who is enjoying a similar journey.

Whether you are buying from us online or at our retail location, Cherokee Music Center will do everything our power to help you find your favorite instrument. Contact Us to find out more.


When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.
— JOHN COLTRANE

Our mission:

  1. To serve our customers with courtesy, honesty and knowledge.
  2. To educate our students the way THEY want to be educated, not the way someone else thinks they should be educated. 
  3. To provide our neighborhood with a performance space where music is communicated in a human way, which means all styles and skill levels welcome.

About our Family 

Hi there! I’m Camilla Sanders. Kevin & I have been married for 14 years. We love music and have celebrated music together for 17 years. We decided to move to Atlanta and team up with our friend Doug Ponier, who opened Ponier Music in 1995. We liked his vision and we thought that by combining his ideas with ours, we would have something soulful. We wanted to build a home for real, person-to-person music.

About C.M.C

The foundation for our store was laid in 1995, when Doug Ponier opened Ponier Percussion in Marietta and became an active part of the North Georgia music community. Now called Ponier Music, we carry some of the finest name brands in music: Martin, Taylor, Dean, Luna, Ludwig, Ddrum and Zildjian to name a few. The Woodstock store offers a welcoming environment for guests complete with music lessons, The Listening Room for playing sessions, and instrument service and repair. We look forward to meeting you soon!