The very best violin shop in Chicago.
I am proud to highly recommend Mr. Chunyee Lu and his Guadagnini Violin Shop. As a freelance violinist and teacher new to the area, I have greatly benefited from Mr. Lu's expertise, his dedication, his honesty, humility, fair prices, cheer, and humor. In particular, his restoration skills are superb. My ca. 1800 Lippold violin has never sounded so good or responded so easily. He has transformed some inexpensive antique bows which I had picked up over the years (sensing their playing potential) into wonderful playing tools. With new hair, a new silver tip and winding, new grip, cleaning and polishing, etc., he transformed a late 19th century ironwood bow into a real gem, and all...
A Gem of a Store HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
As a child I took guitar lessons at this charming old fashion music shop. Thirty years later whenever in the area I always visit the Village Music Store. I feel the nostalgic for the beautiful wooden porch and hear customers walking around on the hard wood floors. Lana, Bob Gand and the rest of the staff are always so knowledgeable and helpful. I ask a lot of questions whenever buying a new guitar or accessories. Village Music Store is my GOTO store for all of my music needs. Unlike the big chain stores in the city, most of their staff works in the music industry. They are knowledgeable about their craft and always eager to help. I have business in the Chicago area this spring and look...
Real in-house repairs and lessons!
Steve knows his craft, whether fixing your guitar or teaching you how to jam. No hard-sell, no nonsense.
I absolutely love this shop! There's a great selection of flute music I was unable to find in many other music stores! They also have awesome additional flute merchendise! Great selction of accessories as well as CDs. They have Dean-Yang flutes, which are top quality flutes for more advanced players. The private teacher here is absolutely fantastic! I've learned so much from her! Go buy your flute stuff here for a good deal, and I would consider taking lessons here; especially since this teacher also has a masters degree in music! :)
Recently picked up a new zvex pedal at Flynn - The chop Shoppe and was treated like a king! Great price too