The music store with a non-profit mission since 1963.

Thanks for visiting! We are the Old Town School of Folk Music's full service music store, and we specialize in instruments and educational materials from all over the world. Whether you're taking your first class (inside or outside our walls), are a seasoned professional, or are a friend of the school living far away, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to help you find exactly what you need to succeed. When you shop with us, you help support the school's non-profit mission serving thousands of musicians, artists and dancers all over the city. If you ever find yourself in Chicago, swing on by to strum some of the city's best selection of acoustic instruments, catch a concert, or take a workshop. 

Give the gift of Music!
Click here to purchase a gift certificate for classes, concerts and in-store music purchases!


We have lots of great holiday deals on instruments and accessories. Music gear make some the best stocking stuffers!
Check out our curated page of  Great Holiday gift ideas for musicians
and our collection of Holiday Songbooks to get a head start on your celebrations!

In Store Pickup Available at our 4544 N. Lincoln Ave location