September 10, 2020

Business Spotlight: Alley Bell Music

Small businesses and the people who own and work in them are the heart of our Edmonds community. To keep our downtown thriving, it’s more critical than ever that we think local first.

In this new series, we will be highlighting independently-owned businesses, and learn more about the folks that make them run!

Meet Sarah Richàrd from Alley Bell Music


What is your favorite part of your business?
Connecting with local families through musical play!

When did you start your business?
January 2012

Why did you choose Edmonds for your business?
This is my hometown, and I am committed to serving the community where I have grown up, and am currently raising a family.

What is unique about your business?
We provide music opportunities for literally every age group. Newborn through adult! All of our teachers have collegiate degrees, and we are 100% women owned and operated.

Why should people do business with you?
Because music is our birthright as humans, and is meant to be a part of our daily lives.

What are you currently doing differently during this time?
We have pivoted our business completely online for now, and are partnering with multiple Music Together centers in the U.S. and Canada to bring new programs, and continue to offer a full range of musical opportunities. We are particularly excited about the addition of Beginning Ukulele classes for kids and adults, and Rhythm Kids Djembe Drumming classes for ages 4-7!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I am Mom to two elementary aged boys, and my husband and I are a true Seattle couple… we met working as baristas at Starbucks!

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your business?
Information on upcoming free demo classes and our fall semester offerings can be found at Our fall classes begin September 14th!

Alley Bell Music
143 5th Ave N
Years in business: 8.5


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