Illinois Musical Instrument Store Reviews

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I like to go to small stores when I can, but you just can not find another store that comes close.

Guys working there acted like I was disurbing them, asking for their opinion on something. I try not to go there. The selection is just OK.

It had a very nice layout and was definitely better service than Gizzardo's. I'm definitely going to use them from now on.

Intimidated by the task of buying a grand piano for our daughter we were shock at the high prices of some of the quality piano at different piano stores. Ray Fajmon the President of American Music World and a 50 year vetran of the piano business took the time to educate my wife and I of all

I was just in the Rock Shop today and they were very helpful. I spoke to Troy and another guy(can't remeber his name). Cool guys and very competitive prices.

I ordered a guitar package for a friend. When the package came there were a couple of items missing in the box. I called Guitar Center and arrangements were quickly made to send what was missing. The guitar package with guitar and amp and accessories was in good shape and is very nice quality.

Joplin Java Coffe shop in the Piano store is the best new place in Waukegan! Great coffee at great prices (cheaper than Starbucks!). They also have some really great jazz and music! Finally, no more McDonalds coffee in the morning!

Just wanted to say that the people at Lindas Music always take good care of me. I go there for all my druming needs, and they have a nice selection of musical instruments to check out as well.

Great Kawai pianos and great service to match. Our teacher recommended that we get a Kawai and after doing lots of research we found the Kawai really is the best value. We could not have done better! The Schertz's were a huge help in finding the right one for us and I have never had better

I went in for some strings and ended up geting some work done on my 98 strat. I got emg active pickups and a setup. WOW! what agreat job my guitar never played sooo good. now I have a killer tone. the new owners are great and I would recomend the music shop to anyone looking for repair work

Great store for buying used equipment. Picked up a nice electric guitar for my son. Lessons are better here for older kids with some playing experience.

If you're looking for a nice piece of glass that can be bargained over, than Mother Murphy's is the place to go around here. There are not many headshops in the area, so if you attend ISU and need something to cheef out of, hit up Mother Murphy's. The people who run the place are real cool.

One week prior to my wedding, I called Bradleys Piano to see if I could rent a baby grand from them. They do not rent pianos but they referred me to someone and they came out and tuned it at 7am! They are the BEST!

Such a huge store, with very knowledgeable people to help you find exactly what you need.

If you need any band equipment, go to Sam Ash Music store. I find everything I need, at affordable prices. Not only do they sale band equipment, the repair band equipment.

I've had their owner, Scott work on/set up three of my guitars. He does fantastic work! All the guitars in the shop are set up and play nicely - good selection too. Great service!

They did an excellent job repairing my old rack mount guitar processor. The price was very fair, and the turnaround time was quick. Very nice people.

I have been buying most of my manuscript paper there for years. Great place!

My son had his guitar fixed there and the people there are great!

The best music store in Galesburg. Bruce (the owner) is straight forward and will help you with whatever you need. The store looks great with an amazing selection. This is the only area Fender dealer and that says alot to carry such a great and reputable name. When you come into the store you

I've been a customer with Joan and the fest of their crew since I was a mere child. They will always try their best to find music for you. if they don't have it - they have a database of music that they can print out for you. I especially love that you can try out new music in their practice

This is a great place. Marty (the owner) lets you try out the indtrument before you buy it to see if you like it. Im actually getting a saxophone there.

My likes about Metro were that in 1981 when I met the owner of the business, it seemed to be a place you wanted to do a lot of business with. It seemed to project a very professional image which entailed fairness, honesty, and integrity. It was only after the business completely went under

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is what I have to say about the service and set up! Movies In Motion was incredible to work with. I don't believe our party would have been as successful with out this company! We had a :double set party where we started our party in the early night in our garage. This company

I could not belive when I found my guitar there.I came from Milwaukee to get this and was blown away! I wish this store was in Milwaukee. Plus, the guy behind the counter was hot! You can tell he works out!

This is a very reliable store and they have great service. I will never go to Guitar Center again for my drums and equipment!

Rick is a great guy, and helped me get my used clarinet serviced and ready for my daughter to use in middle school band. I got the clarinet serviced, music books, reeds, and all of the other necessities all in one place. Good old fashioned home town service.

Usually have the lowest prices but the last two cymbals i ordered online it took them two weeks to ship it, and I had to stay on their ass about it. The cymbal before that they said it was in stock but it wasn't and I waited 3 weeks then i called them and said they didn't have it and sabian

Very nice and clean store.The assoc are very friendly and knowledgable.One of the better GC in IL.

This Place is awsome! I dont know much about the service because I havn't bought anything but they have every guitar you can think of and then some. Keyboards, live sound, dj equipment, drums, acoustic/electric. I was like a little kid in a candy store. I could spend all day in this store.

Great store, but need better rates for premier customers

I've been bringing all of my basses to Rick for 30 years, and everything he's ever done for me has been top-notch work with particular attention to detail. The shop is actually a fun place to browse- there's lots of vintage and used equipment to see. I feel fortunate to have someone with his

A few teachers at the store were under-qualified and very young. It seemed that the store was not looking out for the musical development of the child, but rather trying to make an easy profit by not screening ages of students for specific instruments. There was no heat or air-conditioning

Awesome music srore everthing you need for guitars & pa equipment!

I bought a guitar from this buisness based on a sale I saw of theirs on ebay. He sold it to me at the same price the ebay customer received and I couldn't be more happy with the guitar. Jim was very pleasent over the phone and packed the guitar well before shipping it to me. I believe I got

Owner is so nice and helpful. Such prompt service. Will use again!

A wonderful little shop with a huge inventory & knowledgable staff. Worth the trip to this charming little suburb/town south of Chicago.

Dude, this store is amazing. RT is an amazing man, he knows a ton about what he does and does it to perfection. I have guitar lessons there with Bob. Its preety sweet. Highlight of my week in fact.

I think your website should have it so if people want to buy stuff online they can do so. Like instruments and Music cd's. Hope to see how it turns out/

Beautifully designed sight with outstanding photos of the actual guitars. A must see website in the search for a dream guitar!

Welcome to the greatest place on earth. The staff in knowledgable and friendly. The teachers are awesome, well educated and provide my students with the private instruction to help slow learners catch up and advanced students soar ahead. If you are considering having your child take private

Please Visit This Store! HUGE Print Music Selection, Personable & Knowledgeable Staff, Great Teachers For Tons of Instruments, and a Beautiful Recital Hall for Concerts and Group Classes!

I've had Jim work on my player 3 times. Each time he has been honest and fair in his pricing. I

My son has been in several productions with All About Music. I have seen improvements not only musically but in his confidence as well. The entire staff is highly skilled and friendly and the quality of their shows is unbelievable!

Took lessons from a girl here by the name of Kristina. She was very rude and mean and wouldn't listen, to me, the customer. She also taught me the Suzuki method as an adult. I wanted to learn how to read traditional music, not a children's Suzuki method. In addition, she was always behind schedule

I took my son to other music stores for lessons and I have to say Discover Music is by far the best. Very professional & courteous. They care about the student and teach in a way that keeps the child's self esteem up and their interest in learning their instrument is better. I always feel comfortable

Mr Baird has been in this business for a long time, and I believe it. He did a wonderful job, I would highly recommend him. It's hard to find a piano tuner any more.

This place is SUPER AWESOME COOL. They did move 1 block to 117 W north Street in Normal. PLace is GINORMOUS

Chuck has done various work on my piano, both tuning and repair. He is prompt, professional, curteous, and does a great job. I highly recommend him for your piano needs.

I always enjoy coming into this store and browsing. If I need a certain music and they don't have it (which is rare) they will order it; and if I call to inquire about something that is in stock, they will put it aside for me to pick up later. A real cool crew! So nice and accomodating.