Do you hear what I hear? Music is in the air in NW Philly

PHOTO COURTESY: MANAYUNK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

PHOTO COURTESY: MANAYUNK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Hone your guitar riffing skills, rent rehearsal space, or just kick back with a new record at these NW Philly music-minded finds.

Cunningham Piano Company

Germantown

Founded in in 1891 by an Irish immigrant with a craft and a dream, Cunningham Piano Company has played a role in the soundtrack of Philadelphia for more than a century by building and restoring pianos. Today shoppers and visitors can take a step back in time and tour one of the largest and oldest piano restoration factories in existence, peering over the shoulders of some of the finest craftspeople in the piano industry as they lovingly bring musical treasures back to life. Hours by appointment.

Cunningham Piano Company (26 E Coulter Street)

Hideaway Music

Chestnut Hill

This independent record store has been stocking CDs, new and used vinyl, vintage audio equipment, and rare posters for more than fifteen years. They’ve sunk to new depths to bring rare, obscure, and bizarre unpolished gems from the past to the top of the Hill.

Hideaway Music (8612 Germantown Avenue)

Main Street Music

Manayunk

An independent record store that doubles as a gathering place for music lovers, Main Street Music offers an extensive collection of affordable new and used CDs, vinyl, and DVDs. Live in-store performances are still a regular occurrence, check their Facebook page for upcoming shows.

Main Street Music (4444 Main Street)

Mount Airy Violins & Bows

Mt. Airy

Mount Airy Violins and Bows has been promoting the craft of fine stringed instruments and makers for more than 15 years. The shop’s owner trained with bowmakers in New York, Paris and Bruxelles and, by hiring a talented staff with decades of experience between them and joining with an Italian-born specialist in complex restoration, her shop can offer difficult repairs as well as brand new hand crafted instruments.

Mount Airy Violins & Bows (6665 Germantown Avenue)

Opus Piano

Roxborough

Opus Piano is the ultimate destination for all piano enthusiasts. By resourcing the high-quality used piano market and hand-picking instruments for their superior potential, they’re able to offer a collection of impeccably restored pianos that is unparalleled in the Philadelphia area. Plus, they’ll assist in finding the right instrument for you or yours, provide necessary repairs, and deliver this instrument in like-new condition at an affordable price.

Opus Piano (6066 Ridge Avenue) https://www.opus-piano.com/

Philadelphia Music Studio

Roxborough

Philadelphia Music Studios offers a variety of services including recording, rehearsals, lessons, and repairs. They’ve earned a reputation in the music community as experienced and committed to helping others understand and learn to play music, uplifting for musicians of any age.

Philadelphia Music Studios (6183 Ridge Avenue)

Rawk U School of Music

East Falls

Students love Rawk U because their teachers know that music education is a vital part of having a successful and enriched life. With lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums, vocals, and even the full band experience, it’s a place to rock and roll til your hearts are content.

Rawk U School of Music (3502 Scotts Lane, Building 16)

Roxy Guitar

Roxborough

Get ready to be blown away by Roxy Guitar’s selection of unique boutique and beautifully sleek guitars, amps, pedals, and gear. Whether you’re a passionate collector or just want to learn how to impress your friends with your Free Bird cover, you’ll be sure to find your inner rock star at Roxy.

Roxy Guitar (7026 Ridge Avenue)

Settlement Music School

Germantown

Settlement is one of the largest and oldest community schools of the arts in the United States, having served more than 300,000 students since its founding in 1908. Their mission is to provide the highest quality instruction in music and the related arts to children and adults, regardless of age, background, ability or economic circumstances.

Settlement Music School (6128 Germantown Avenue)