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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 check out 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

We are Open During the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

This weekend Lafayette is putting on its wonderful annual Art & Wine Festival  that blocks off several downtown streets on Saturday, Sept 21st and Sunday, Sept 22nd.

 

We will be open our regular hours on Saturday, Sept 21st from 10AM to 5PM and we hope to see you here. There is a bit of a detour you have to take to reach the store, but don't worry it's worth it :-)

 

  • From Westbound 24, take the Central Lafayette Exit, then right on Deerhill, and right again on First Street. 

  • From Eastbound 24, take exit 12 for Oak Hill Rd toward Central Lafayette, left on Oak Hill, then right on Deerhill, and right again on First Street. 

  • Once on First Street (from either direction on 24) go right on Mt Diablo Blvd and then left on Moraga Rd.

  • Take another right on Brook St and a final right on Hough Ave (which turns into Lafayette Circle).

 

If a Festival volunteer asks you where you are heading, you can tell them you are going to Lamorinda Music and they will let you through.

 

Finally, we really appreciate your business and hope to see you on Saturday. However, once you are done visiting the store we ask that you find alternate parking before enjoying the festival so other patrons can park here. Thanks!

 

Do note that Lamorinda Music is hosting the free bike parking lot for the Festival so if you want to ride your bike here, you can park in our lot all day!

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the store at 925-385-0963 and we will help you out. 

Back to School Instrument Rentals

We are your instrument rental headquarters! We have the best rental program around and our goal is to make it fun (and educational) to rent an instrument. Whether this is your first instrument rental or you are a rental veteran, we will make sure you leave with a great instrument at a fair price and you will know how to properly care for it. If your student doesn't know exactly which instrument they want, we are happy to let them try a few different instruments to see which one is right for them.

 

Click here for details and rates for our rental program. We rent both student and "step-up" instruments from the leading instrument manufacturers including Yamaha, Conn-Selmer, Eastman, and Century Strings. Rental FAQ's are here.

Click here for easy online rental signup - this will help speed your way through the rental process

 

Also, we offer an optional Maintenance Plan for your rental instrument. For a nominal additional monthly fee, the Plan covers any damage to the instrument and covers you in the event of theft or fire. Check out the details here.

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.  

Open Mic night - September 21st

We are excited to welcome Front Porch Open Mic to Lamorinda Music's Big Room! 

 

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!

 

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

Old Time String Band Music Class Starting October 13th

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 October 13th through November 17th

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

Where: The Big Room

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) -  September 9th, October 7th, etc.)

Time:  Noon - 1PM

Cost: $10-$20

Where: Big Room, Lamorinda Music

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