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Mission Statement

Our goal is to encourage participation in and enjoyment of all forms of music through the sale and promotion of quality musical instrument products and accessories in a friendly atmosphere where the customer is the first priority.

About Phillips Music Co.

Established in 1965, Phillips Music began as a piano-only store, continued with steady expansion into other instruments beginning in the 1980’s, when they added Band and Orchestra rentals/sales. Several major Combo lines were added including Roland and Ibanez. Owner Don Phillips retired in 1998 and sold the business to current owner David Jackson, who had been store manager since 1980. Eventually pianos were phased out as more room was need for the expanding Combo and School Music part of the business. The Phillips Music Education Center was added in 2007, using facilities in adjacent office space. Another major change came in 2011, when another local MI store closed and Phillips added several major lines, including Fender and Peavey. Now bursting at the seams, the store relocated to a much larger 9000 sq ft location with dedicated lesson facilities in July of 2012. We are now positioned as the largest and most complete Music Store in SW Oklahoma, serving schools, churches, and all ranges of aspiring musicians.


Our website, refreshed in mid-2020, is intentionally as much about people as products. Our in-store inventory is ever-changing and showing it all online is not within our ability. We will feature products that are available in-store and would love to invite you to see them in person. We try to be active in our community by supporting local causes like the Lawton Food Bank and hope to present a local source for quality products and related information.

Phillips Music Team

David Jackson, owner

  • David Jackson (owner): A 1975 graduate of Lawton Eisenhower High School and a 1979 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a BA in Music degree, David has been with the company since 1980. At that time he was Store Manager, until January of 1998 when owner Don Phillips retired and sold the business to him. Along with a degree in piano performance, he has been involved with electronic keyboards since 1979, when as keyboardist with Wings of Light, a contemporary Christian band, his setup consisted of a Rhodes electric piano and an early Roland monophonic synthesizer. Active in the Worship Band at First Baptist Church, he still performs and records with several local musicians in various styles, including big-band jazz, contemporary Christian, and salsa.

David Wilson

David Wilson (guitar department manager): David took charge of guitar sales, maintenance, and repair in mid-April 2004. He is no stranger, however, having worked here part-time from 1992 through 1995. He has taught private guitar lessons for over twenty five years and has performed with several local bands over the years. He has fully embraced computer-based recording, operating a project studio at our education center and providing hands-on product support on our in-store PC.

Melissa Caswell

After a brief time away, Melissa returned to Phillips Music in the summer of 2015. Melissa has a Bachelor of Music degree from Cameron University. Her main instrument is clarinet, but she’s been known to dabble in ukulele as well.

When she’s not working in the store, Melissa spends her time on film sets, hobnobbing with celebrities as a production assistant or script supervisor. She has worked on the films “Minari”, “Stillwater”, and “Harvest of the Heart”. Steven Yuen gave her a hug once, NBD (-:  She’s also partied with Matt Damon (and by party, she means she spotted him standing a few feet away from her at a wrap party and was rendered frozen and speechless).


Kenneth Williams

 Kenneth came on board as a familiar face in 2016, having been the resident bass player in our student/teacher bands for the previous few years. He was born in Ft. Bragg, NC but moved to Lawton when in elementary school. He graduated from Lawton Eisenhower in 2015 and attended Cameron University as a Music Major. He plays trombone, euphonium, and tuba as well as guitar and bass guitar. He’s an avid reader and an Eagle Scout – favorite band – Needtobreathe.

Anthony Moore (Mo)

 Originally from NE Alabama, Mo played trumpet, baritone, and french horn in high school. For a short time after high school he apprenticed in instrument repair in Gadsden, Alabama. He served in the US Army from 2005-2011, which led him to Lawton-Ft Sill. He has been sound tech at a local music venue for 7 years, joining the Phillips Music team in August of 2019. Mo is a fan of all local music, art, events, and entertainment.

Chase Boothe

Chase is the newest member of the PMC crew, joining us in March 2021. He was born in Colorado Springs, CO and spent many of his early years on the move as an Army ‘brat’, from Houston to Germany and ending up in Medicine Park and attending Lawton MacArthur High School. He been playing guitar since 2015 and enjoys playing a diverse range of styles, including composing his own music. His favorite all-time musician is Claude Debussy. Side note: he’s an avid bow hunter.

This Is Us!

Did we mention we love showing off our store? Many of our customers comment on how 'great the store looks'. Until you can see us in person, check out the button below to 'drop in' on different areas of the store. Then come see us to get in on the latest in gear and accessories.