We believe in a friendly, welcoming music store that serves musicians of all ages and abilities. We carry only the best band and orchestra instruments for sale or rent. We have a great selection of guitars and the best ukulele section in the East Bay! We can repair your instrument with an on-site repair technician and luthier. Need lessons? We've got ten studios with over twenty-five of the best music educators in the area. 

Be sure to check out our new virtual tour page where you can see inside the store and what we offer. Click here to sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates on what's going on in the store. 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Music Store

Visit us at:

81 Lafayette Circle

Lafayette CA 94549

Call us at (925) 385-0963

Fax us at (925) 385-0965

Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tue-Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

How Can We Help You?

I want to rent a band or orchestra instrument

I want to take some music lessons

I love ukuleles!

I need my instrument repaired

I want to buy an instrument

I need some sheet music

What's New

Holiday Uke Class & Jam on Saturday, December 14th

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Gary Peare will be hosting a Ukulele Jumpstart Class and Holiday Jam on Saturday, December 14th. It will be loads of fun and give a chance to share some holiday spirit with the ukulele community!

Beginner's Jumpstart Class
1 PM to 2 PM
Adults and students ages 10 and up. No experience required

Bring your uke or you can borrow one fro the store
$20, includes Holiday Uke Jam

Immediately following, join in the

Holiday Uke Jam
All levels welcome
Come sing and play your favorite holiday music.
Easy strumming to equally-accessible guided ensemble playing!
Music provided.
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
$10 (no additional cost to paid Jumpstart Class attendees)

Both sessions hosted by Gary Peare - James Hill Ukulele Initiative Level 3 Certified Instructor

Register on-line here (no obligation) so we can ensure we have enough chairs and packets. 

Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the ukulele or guitar player in your life (even if that player is you?). Or do you need that perfect last-minute stocking stuffer? 


We pulled together a list of popular gift ideas at all price points, so you can find something in your budget and will make you smile!

Available gift lists:

  • Click here for the stocking stuffer gift list

  • Click here for the ukulele gift list

  • Click here for the guitar gift list


Happy Shopping!

Martin Guitars at Lamorinda Music!

We are pleased to announce that we now carry Martin Guitars and Ukuleles! Martin has been making world-class instruments since 1833 and is still one of the premier instrument makers in the world. We also carry a full line of Martin strings and accessories. Many of the Martin guitars are available to rent under our rent-to-own program. 

You can check out the Martins we have here (though the selection may vary). 

We hope you come by and see these truly amazing instruments. 

Check out these Kanile'a Ukuleles

Kanile'a is one of the ​finest ukulele makers in the world. We have three of their Hawaiian hand built ukes available at the store - you owe it to yourself to check it out. We have in stock:

  • K-1 Concert Deluxe Gloss 

  • K-1 Tenor Gloss

  • KPA Premium Koa Gloss

These are amazing instruments that come with a high-quality case included. ​We can also special order any model you would like if you need a different size or configuration. Ask us about our affordable rent-to-own plan on Kanile'a ukes. 

If Kanilea's are a bit too expensive for your pocketbook, check out the Islander ukulele line. These are high-quality affordable ukes that sound great and are designed by Kanile'a craftsmen.

Lamorinda Music Drum Circle

Our monthly Lamorinda Drum Circle is hosted by Kathy Quain Music Educator, Music Therapist & Remo Drum Circle Facilitator


We’ll warm up with lightly playing as people arrive then center with deep breathing before drumming more. All are welcome including beginners. Kathy will review drumming essentials, favorite rhythms and more. Bring your favorite drum but know that we will have some extra drums. This program was initially for seniors and is open to younger adults as well. Please share this info with your friends - No experience necessary!

For more information contact Kathy Quain at (415) 299 4767 or https://musicfortherapy.com/events/.


When: First Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday) -  November 4 and December 2, 2019

Time:  Noon - 1PM

Cost: $10-$20

Where: Big Room, Lamorinda Music

Presenting the Ukulele Jake Shimabukuro built!

We are pleased to be the only West Coast dealer for Shima Ukuleles! Shima is the family-owned business of ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and his brother, Bruce Shimabukuro, a fellow artist and teacher. Shima Ukes have a concert-quality sound and feel at an affordable price. The instrument was designed by Jake who took great care to ensure that playability and tone quality were not compromised with Shima Ukulele’s lower price point. Sustainable mahogany was selected for its consistent tonal character and each instrument is dressed with a custom D’Addario Pro Arte string set to help achieve a warm, consistent tone.

We carry the inaugural ukulele from Shima, the Jake Shimabukuro Wideneck Soprano Ukulele With Tenor Range. Plus each ukulele is signed by Jake himself! This uke has a soprano body, a concert-length neck, and the neck width of a tenor Kamaka. It is easy to play for beginners and experienced players alike.  

We have a terrific selection of used band instruments, orchestra instruments, guitars, and ukuleles. You can get amazing deals on used and vintage student, step-up, and pro instruments. You can also find some very unusual instruments as well (you want a Flugalbone? Yep - we got it).


Check out our inventory here and come on by!

Expedition-Grade Outdoor Ukulele

The Outdoor Ukulele™ is an American made composite polycarbonate instrument developed for backpacking, camping, and traveling. They've been played in the Arctic Ocean, paddled down the Amazon River, and hiked both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails.


Lamorinda Music is the only dealer for Outdoor Ukulele on the US Mainland west of the Mississippi! 


These ukes are tough (rated from -40 degrees to 220 degrees), sound great, and are reasonably priced (sopranos start at $105). They are great as a first uke or as an additional uke you can take to the beach without worry about it. Come check them out!

Lamorinda Music Ukulele Club

Come join us for a fun, no-pressure weekly gathering of ukulele fans. All skill levels are welcome – whether you are brand new to the ukulele or an experienced player you will have a great time and grow as a musician. 

The Uke Club is a volunteer-led group dedicated to spreading the joy and fun of the ukulele. The Club just celebrated its three year anniversary and it is going strong! For more details or to get the latest songlist, click here.

When: Mondays 7-9PM

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Music: Songs will be taken from "The Daily Ukulele" and "The Daily Ukulele - Leap Year Edition" by Liz & Jim Beloff, available for purchase at Lamorinda Music.

Music Together Classes at Lamorinda Music

Congratulations to Music Together - voted a Best Music Class 2017 by Lamorinda Moms. It is a chance for the infants, toddlers, and the ones who love them to enjoy music and musical activities. 


There are sixteen different Music Together classes happening every week here in our Big Room. 

Click here to check them out and sign up.

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81 Lafayette Circle

Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 385-0963