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Folk Music Center

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Folk music

Good store for guitars, drums and unusual instruments from all over the world. Small store but has... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Fern Jo K
Los Angeles Co., United States
Huge Variety of Musical Instruments

This hidden gem in the area is the place to go for musical instruments. Every inch of the four... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Joan H
San Bernardino, California
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220 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4773
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good store for guitars, drums and unusual instruments from all over the world. Small store but has a lot of inventory. Owners are very community-minded. Good for beginners and experienced musicians.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Fern Jo K
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This hidden gem in the area is the place to go for musical instruments. Every inch of the four walls of this music center is covered with displays of: guitars, Appalachian dulcimers, mandolins, banjos, violins, sitars, balalaikas, etc. You will also find drums, African instruments,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

if you like music, go to this place! Great collection of instruments, a little pricey but doable, lovely people, supports a lot of good performers. GO

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A bit of Claremont history. Folk Music Center is a popular place to visit for anyone. Ben Harper's family owns it and my kids love it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jewelzpedroza
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Not what you'd find in a mall. Nice local place with a lot of tradition, friendly folks, lots of great musical instruments. A bit pricey, but well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pianisthaohuang
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place has the most amazing collection of instruments and other wonderful items. It is a great store to take children to be introduced to musical instruments. They have a special section just for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FLB
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A friend of mione had a broken violin that she hadn't been able to play for a couple of years. I told her that I thought I could get it repaired. I took it in to the Folk Music Center and they did a fantastic...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This music store is an old Claremont tradition. In addition to musical instruments, they also sell small toys and noise makers.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kschroed
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Over the years this has been a favorite stop with the family. The kids can try instruments and they have some unusual ones that you don't see everywhere. They also have rain sticks (my favorite thing to play with) and singing bowls, which my kids...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A happening place. Lessons, get-togethers. A place for music. They have lots of cool instruments and pleasant staff. Stop by!

Date of experience: December 2016
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30 November 2016|
Response from Debiwinter | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They will love it! Maybe even inspire a love of music that will last a life time.