Groth Music was founded in 1939 by Chester E. Groth, a professional musician, who sought to bring a quality music store to Twin Cities musicians. Once established, Groth Music earned a reputation of integrity, a place where one could find a knowledgeable sales staff, and quality merchandise at fair prices. Groth Music remained at its downtown location for nearly 50 years until the boom of skyscrapers in Minneapolis forced the last vestige of the old fashioned music store out of Minneapolis.
Chester Groth died in 1985 and ownership was assumed by his daughter. Nancy Groth Kersten expanded inventory to include music, ethnic instruments from around the world, and gift items not normally found in the Twin Cities. Groth Music is still an old fashioned family music store with an emphasis on quality products, integrity, and satisfied customers.
Groth Music developed a web presence in 1999 and continues to bring more of it's more popular items online today. In 2005 the company began publishing a Music Education Catalog which is now distributed nationwide and includes 164 pages packed full of some of the most popular items used in schools and churches around the country and even overseas.