Mackay Music was established in 1989 by the Burnett family, and funnily enough called Burnetts Music. Trading out of a small corner shop with a shed out the back the Burnetts enjoyed great success for 11 years. Kelly and Ross Cacciola took the business over in 2000 and traded out of the same little store front, while dealing in such brands as Maton, Beale, Ibanez and Peavey. Six years later they had outgrown the store and moved into the main street of town to much larger premises. Still continuing the great brands that everyone knows and trusts they expanded to include more high end brands such as Fender, HK audio and Taylor.
In 2007 the Mackay Music school was opened with lessons available for guitar, bass, drums, violin and piano for students of all levels provided by experienced teachers. Sadly the building we were teaching from was demolished and we no longer offer lessons. We do however, have a list of local teachers.
With knowledgeable and highly trained staff and a full time guitar repairer they then ventured into P.A. hire and live sound for events such as the Mackay Rock Awards and the River to Reef festival in 2007 and keeping the local bands playing every week with top quality equipment. Not even the great flood of 2008 could keep these guys down as the continued to trade after having the entire shop flooded and losing 80 thousand dollars worth of stock.
So whether you are a beginner picking up a clarinet or flute for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for that dream guitar, bass or drum kit, or need someone to provide all the gear for your event you can trust Mackay Music to be there with whatever you need.