By Kathleen Maloney
At Downtown Creative Studios we teach private one on one music lessons in a range of instruments such as guitar, piano, violin, ukulele, singing and drums. A question we get asked a lot is “where should I buy my instrument?”. So, we thought we would create a list of our favourite places to buy musical instruments. This list has something for everyone and caters to every price range. We can’t wait to see you at your class showing off your brand new instrument.
1- Revolution Music Store
Where is it? Shop 403A – Homezone 142 Newmarket Road, Windsor QLD 4030
Our mate Mark is the owner of ‘Revolution Music Store’, which is not only a great physical store, but also a great online platform where you can purchase instruments, accessories and music books, all from the comfort of your home.
We love Revolution because we feel it has a great range of beginner and intermediate level guitars that are great quality but also reasonably priced. It is the perfect store for students! We recommend you head down to the Windsor Home zone and catch up with Mark. He will be able to guide you through the large variety of instruments to find the one you are really happy with.
Revolution is also a great place to pick up some studio gear. If you are interested in an amp for your electric guitar or any recording gear, then Revolution has got you covered.
There are also comfy chairs to sit on while trying out your next guitar which sure is a plus in our books.
- Budget for Middle Range
- Online store is easy to use
- Mark is awesome
2 – Morris Brothers Music Store
Where is it? 2/17 Billabong St, Stafford 4053 https://www.morrisbrothersmusicstore.com
We love Morris Brothers Music. It is located on Billabong street in a group of shops where our favourite F45 studio and Op Shop Endeavor are located too.
If you are learning an instrument for school, Morris Brothers has a great hire program. They work with parents and schools to get the cheapest options for kids to learn. Their hire program is available online and instore. It is a great way to see if your child is really interested and excelling before you decide to purchase something.
Morris Brothers would be the best shop for pianos as they have a massive selection in store. With selections ranging from keyboard to grand piano, you will be able to get the right instrument to suit your budget. The shop is family run so you get to see the same friendly faces all the time. Their knowledge is second to none.
Morris Brothers also has a massive range of Ukuleles. If you are one of Miss Erin’s students or apart of her awesome Ukulele Rockers group then you should think about heading to Morris Brothers to check out their range. Miss Erin may even serve you as she occasionally helps out at the store on the weekends.
- Family Owed
- Massive range in store
- Ukulele galore
3 -The Guitar Shop
Where is it? 40 Latrobe Tce. Paddington, 4064
That new guitar smell envelops you as soon as you walk in the doors of the Guitar Shop. My Dad is a professional guitarist and has been going to The Guitar Shop since I was a little girl. It is for the professional guitarist who wants to upgrade or add the their collection. What the staff don’t know about guitars is not worth knowing. They have high quality, professional gigging guitars.
If your guitar is sick, broken or sad then you need to come to the Guitar Shop and see Rowan. He is downstairs and can fix any problem you have wether it be adjusting the action of the guitar, fixing a broken tuning peg or even just to change your strings. This shop is the VIP of guitars and you know when walking out, your guitar will sound and feel amazing to play.
Head in there just to have a play of some of these awesome Guitars and then pop it on your Christmas list.
- VIP service
- Premium Guitars
- They can fix anything
So if you find yourself in need of some retail therapy, the musical kind of course, we suggest you check out these fantastic stores over the weekend. If you need any advice on what instrument you should be playing, just ask your teacher or send us an email at [email protected]