Guide: Best Music Shops In Metro Detroit

Whether searching for a string or woodwind instrument, the Detroit area is home to an array of music shops that feature extensive collections of instruments. Some specialize in a specific type of instrument while others carry a variety of instruments for sale.
Marshall Music Company
6500 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 383-5560
www.marshallmusic.com

Marshall Music Company has been a leading instrument retailer since 1948.  Its longevity can be attributed to its exceptional customer service and extensive collection of quality instruments. Not only does this shop carry almost any brass, woodwind or string instrument imaginable, there is also a massive selection of guitars and amps, drums, pianos and organs in stock. The music company is known for sharing its expertise with customers, and will work to recommend the best instrument for each individual. Also offered on site are lessons for all ages, taught by talented instructors. The private sessions are geared for every level, from beginners to seasoned pros.

Flute World
29920 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI 48334
(248) 855-0410
www.fluteworld.com

Flute World has been a mainstay for instruments since 1983. Carrying a substantial selection of handmade flutes and piccolos, this shop is the place for musicians of all levels. Musicians will appreciate all that Flute World has to offer under one roof. Browse its varied offerings, which include a variety of well-known brands and models. Discover a host of instruments including alto and bass flutes, piccolos and headjoints. This specialty shop also features accessories such as instrument bags, cases, electronic tuners, stands, and boasts a large inventory of sheet music geared specifically for flutists.

Psarianos Violins
79 East Maple Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-8424
www.psarianosviolins.com

Psarianos Violins caters to violinists in Southeastern Michigan. Its specialized services include handcrafting violins, restoration and collecting this beloved string instrument and bows. Inside the shop, visitors will find a selection of violins, violas and violoncellos, in addition to an extensive collection of bows for the cello, viola and violin. On the musical forefront since 1976, this music shop not only sells these fine instruments, but also offers rentals.

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Motor City Guitar
1565 Crescent Lake Road
Waterford, MI
(248) 673-1900
www.motorcityguitar.com

Motor City Guitar has grown to become one of the largest independent music shops located in the Midwest. Established in 1988, this musical instrument store has grown by leaps and bounds, and currently stocks all types of guitars, amps, drums, audio components and accessories. Specializing in guitars and amplifiers, this 1,000-square-foot shop features all the major brands of guitars, alongside that coveted rare instrument you’ve been searching for. If you’re looking for a place to have your instrument repaired or want to upgrade, try this shop for a trade-in. Those looking to improve their musical abilities can enroll in a private session. Motor City Guitar offers guitar, bass and drum lessons taught by pros.

Gallagher’s Music
25850 Concord Road
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
(248) 712-1107
www.gallaghersmusic.net

Gallagher’s Music is home to an extensive collection of guitars including electric, acoustic and bass. Since it was founded in 2008, this music shop has been a fixture for Detroit-area musicians on the scene. Swing by the shop to browse its inventory or chat with fellow musicians as passionate about instruments as you. The location also offers music lessons, from novice to advanced students of all ages. Lessons are taught by the owner, who has over 25 years of musical experience, or another seasoned pro. Instrument rentals are available for those looking to learn how to play the violin, cello, drums or the keyboard.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.
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