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. 

October is Martin Month

This has turned into a fall tradition here at the Old Town School Music store, and once again we are celebrating one of our favorite brands with a whole month of great deals. Stop in anytime from now until the 31st and check out our huge selection of Martin acoustic guitars, acoustic electrics, ukuleles, strings, straps and accessories. Stop in any time to play some stellar guitars!

Martin Guitar Free Restring Day  -  Saturday October 20th from 11am-3pm
If you own a Martin acoustic guitar, (even if you didn't buy it here) we'll restring it for FREE.
Six string acoustics only please, guitars restrung on a first come first served basis, limit one guitar per customer.