Welcome to Dusty Strings Music School!

Everyone has a musical story. What's yours?
Have you recently purchased a stringed instrument and want to learn to play it? Are you a working musician who wants to learn from a master of your instrument? Are you just getting back into singing after many years? At Dusty Strings Music School, you can take individual lessons or group classes, attend free monthly jams, and enjoy special events. From autoharp to voice, whether a total beginner or experienced performer, you can join the Dusty Strings community with the click of a button.

Our students are as young as four and as worldly as eighty-five! There’s something here for everyone, whether learning sing-along songs for ukulele, popular bluegrass tunes, or old time dance music. Students come just to play music for an hour once a week as a break from work. Teachers often organize recitals for friends and family. Our teachers are working musicians inspired to share their knowledge and help students to reach their goals. They perform, record, and teach at festivals, camps, and workshops across the country and are always eager to walk you through the learning process and build your confidence as a musician.

Dusty Strings Music School exists to help you explore your interests and make music part of your life forever. As one teacher put it, “Everyone has a musical story.” I invite you to discover, write, and share your musical story right here in our beautiful spaces at Dusty Strings.

Jonathan Shue
Education Director

Need to rent an instrument?
You can rent a guitar, mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, harp, or ukulele from Dusty Strings. Call or visit us during store hours Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm, or Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Our rentals are the same quality, styles, and models available in the store. Plus, they have an added value! The first four months of rent may be applied toward the purchase of a new instrument of your choice.

Dusty Strings is located at 3406 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103. From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit and drive west. Turn left on Stone Way N, drive to N 34th Street, and turn right. Dusty Strings is on the corner of N 34th Street and Fremont Avenue N. There’s both paid and free two-hour parking in the neighborhood. Bus routes 26, 28, 31, 32, and 40 drop off right in front of Dusty Strings.

Is there a class, instrument, or something else that you’d like to see taught at Dusty Strings Music School? Let us know! Email music@dustystrings.com with the subject, Attn: Jonathan.