Now open for by-appointment shopping and online lessons! Click here for details.



Now open for by-appointment shopping and curbside pickup!

After three long months of our doors being closed due to COVID-19, we’re thrilled to announce that with Phase 2 approved, we are now open by appointment Monday - Saturday. Please click here to find out how to schedule an appointment, as well as our new social distancing guidelines while in the store. We also continue to offer curbside pickup of pre-paid items.

Will visiting Dusty Strings be the same experience as the last time we saw you? The answer is no. Just as in so many other aspects of our lives, social distancing, face masks, and increased sanitation rules have necessitated changes in how we must operate our business.

We love it when the store is bustling with folks trying out new instruments, and look forward to the day when that will again be the case. In the meantime, we see this as an opportunity to provide each customer with a high quality, one-one-one custom shopping experience.

What hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing outstanding customer service. We promise to do our very best to help you play music in whatever way and at whatever level suits your needs. We look forward to seeing your smiling eyes and helping to keep the music going in your life!

Repair Shop

Our repair shop is currently not accepting new repairs. However, our luthiers are working hard behind the scenes to finish in-progress repairs and previously scheduled repairs. We look forward to accepting new repairs as soon as we’re able. Please check back for updates; you can also visit the repair shop page by clicking here.

Online Private Lessons

Our Music School is now offering online private lessons! Many of our talented, experienced, and professional teachers are available to give lessons via Zoom or Skype. Whether you’re an existing student or have been thinking of starting online lessons, now is a great time. You can view our full list of teachers here.

You can schedule weekly, bi-weekly, or occasional "one-off" lessons. Rates range from $40 for thirty minutes to $80 for one hour depending on the teacher. We have teachers for all ages and levels of experience from total beginners to advanced professionals.

Please email with your phone number and the name of the teacher with whom you'd like to begin lessons, and we'll contact you as soon as possible to answer any questions and enroll you in our school.