Changes in the Wake of Coronavirus

Our physical store may be closed until the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, but we are up and running in different ways:

  • If you want to rent an instrument, you can see our rental prices and policies here and then fill out an online rental form here. We will reach out to you via phone to get a few last pieces of information and then arrange for a safe and secure pickup or we can deliver it to you.

  • If you want to browse and shop for ukes, guitars, digital pianos, books, hand drums, pro audio, or accessories, our fully operational online store is available! All available with free shipping or, even better, safe and secure pickup within 24 hours.

  • If you need anything else (reeds, books, band or orchestra instruments, etc.) contact us at and we will help you out.

  • Note that our instructors at our store have successfully transitioned to online teaching for the duration of the lockdown. Check out their bios and contact information here (the password is "music") and feel free to give them a call. 


Thanks, everyone - our community is wonderful and together we will get through this! 


Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. 

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 - 6:00 PM

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

Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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. 

How Can We Help You?

I want to rent an 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


"Wonderful place to find an instrument. All the salespeople were extremely friendly knowledgeable and helpful."

- Heather M

"I should have written a review for Lamorinda Music long ago. We have rented instruments from them through the years, and it's always been a pleasure. I also had some work on the neck of my electric guitar (leveling of the frets) and a fix of the electronics. All was done well for very reasonable pricing. Last week we upgraded the pickups on my son's electric bass and it was also done quickly, effectively and for a very reasonable fee. This place is a gem for Lamorinda musicians."

- Leo M

"Great locally owned and operated establishment. Wide selection, fair pricing

- Know H

What's New

Old Time String Band Music Class Coming Soon

If you love American Old-Time fiddle music, this class is for you. Top-notch tunes with beautifully developed melodies, driving rhythmic patterns, and intricate regional styles will be demonstrated and discussed. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced players. You will need a good instrument and should already know the basics of how to play. Tunes will be taught by ear so bring a recording device.

We love this traditional string band music, and it’s meant to be played in a group! So come play with friends, and practice your instrument in a happy and supportive environment. Harry (fiddle), Cindy (guitar), and David (banjo) will be teaching another session of the String Band Class. You don’t want to miss this session, so tune up your instrument and come join us! For more details, click here.

When: Sundays 4:00-5:30 pm from March 22nd through May 3rd (no session April 19th)

Cost: $140 for the 6 class session. $30 drop-in

Where: The Big Room

Open Mic Night - April 18th

Note: The March 21st Open Mic has been canceled. We will see you (if it is healthy to do so) on April 18th.

From the hosts Austin and Andree: Are you a hobby musician or singer who enjoys folk, bluegrass, country, blues, roots, or Americana? We're musicians from Lafayette and are starting Front Porch open mic to network with like-minded musicians for enjoyment, collaboration, and to support each other on stage. Everyone should be afforded an audience, so for  two hours every month, we encourage performers to "play and stay!" This is also a great place to meet people that you're interested in playing with or performing with in the future (at this and other venues). First-time performers welcome! For more information, click here


Where: Big Room

When: 3rd Saturday of the month 7-9PM

Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation at the door.

Sign up today as a solo or duo (1-2 songs), or group (3 songs).  If we have time and space, we will work to accommodate those who would like to play more

Welcome Bassoon Instructor Paul Hanson

We are pleased to welcome Paul Hanson to the Lamorinda Music Instructor family! Paul is perhaps best known as a unique jazz bassoon artist as well as a classically trained bassoonist with decades of professional experience in many different genres.

Paul has a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been awarded numerous awards such as winner in the Robert Mondavi Concerto Competition (1984) and a New Jazz Performance Grant in 1995. Paul also was Grand Prize winner of an international jazz woodwind competition in 1996. Paul has taught numerous masterclasses and clinics sponsored by Moosmann Bassoons and Legere Reeds all over the globe. He was also assistant Bassoon Professor at Ithaca College School of Music in 2004.


Paul has appeared with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (6 years playing in 2 different shows) Wayne Shorter, San Francisco Symphony’s Chamber Music West Series, as soloist with Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra (as classical and modern soloist), St. Josephs Ballet Company, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, and as soloist with the Napa Symphony.

See his full bio, along with all our instructors at our teacher page here.

Click here to get his contact info (password is "music").

Welome Guitar Instructor Alex Rein

We are pleased to welcome Alex Rein as our newest fretted instrument (guitar, bass, ukulele) instructor to Lamorinda Music. He has been making music and educating students in the Bay Area for over 10 years.  He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston on scholarship and is proficient in many styles of music including jazz, rock, reggae, blues, folk, country, and hip hop.   

Alex teaches all ages from beginners to advanced, and his curriculum is personalized for each and every student.  His approach ensures that the lesson is tailored to that individual, and focuses on enhancing the ear.  Developing musicality, understanding theory, and strengthening ones ability to listen are crucial concepts so that ultimately, his students are equipped with the ability to play, perform, and create music.  

See his full bio, along with all our instructors at our teacher page here.

Click here to get his contact info (password is "music").

Carbon Fiber Travel Guitars and Ukes - by KLŌS Guitars

Durable, portable, amazing sound.​

KLŌS Guitars makes three different carbon fiber instruments—a travel guitar, full size guitar, and ukulele. Each model can be upgraded to Acoustic Electric and Deluxe Editions, which feature premium add-ons!


Durable Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is much stronger and more resistant than wood. The one-piece body makes a very strong structure all around, whereas wooden guitars and ukes need bracing and kerfing at the juncture of the back piece to the side piece to support the thin wood and corners. On KLŌS instruments, there are no bottom corners to crack or dent.

Detachable Neck (guitars only)

Easily Disassembled! The neck attaches to the body via our proprietary neck block. Four screws bolt the neck securely in place via metal inserts. This creates a secure joint that allows the neck to sit in its place identically every time that it is taken apart and put back together. 

We are the only KLŌS dealer in Northern Californa. Stop by and see these amazing instruments.

Two Very Special Hand-Built Breedlove Guitars

We have two Breedlove guitars hand-built by Steve Henderson (one of the original founders of Breedlove) in the shop right now. 

  • 1996 SC-R Concert solid Engelmann Spruce top with rosewood back and sides - $1,200

  • 2001 SC-25/R Grand Concert solid Engelmann Spruce top w/rosewood back and sides and a cutaway ad Fishman Matrix pickup - $1,000

These are beautiful instruments that should be played! 

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81 Lafayette Circle

Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 385-0963