Contemporary Music Products (CMP) specializes in developing products that help facilitate the maintenance and use of string instruments. Our publications provide succinct, illustrated facts showing how the different parts of an instrument interact with each other to produce sound. Understanding how an instrument works is the best facilitator of rapid progress in the early stages of music instruction.

CMP was established in 1985 as a subsidiary of Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, Ltd., founded in 1971 by Dr. Michael J. Pagliaro, Sc.D., Ph.D, a music teacher, college professor, author and inventor. Ardsley Music rents 10,000+ student and upgrade band and orchestral instruments throughout the tri-state area, repairs thousands of instruments across the country, offers a competitive Extended Service Plan (ESP) on privately owned instruments, and sells band and orchestral instruments at deep discounts.