Arthur's Music Store

Arthur's Music Store


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Arthur's Music Store has been at the same location since 1952, and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 50 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today. We offer private music lessons on virtually all instruments and music theory.

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Accordion, Harmonica, Bagpipes, Dulcimer, Piano, Fiddle, Violin, Drums, Percussion, and more!

Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Alternative, R & B, Metal, Bluegrass, Classical, HipHop, Pop, Jazz, Ragtime, Christian/Gospel, Reggae, and more! 

Our students enjoy the personalized lesson plans, discounts, and service they receive at Arthur's Music Store. We love to see students progress and become well rounded musicians with promising musical careers. 

Our students become friends and family of our staff. Over 25% of our students take weekly lessons for more than 5 years. We even have students who have taken lessons, from multiple teachers, sometimes on multiple instruments, for over 20 years at Arthur's Music Store! That kind of dedication to music can only be fueled by patient and understanding teachers who challenge students and keep their interests high. This is what we do everyday. 

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A new student may or may not know what they are looking for in a lesson program. We will talk with our students about their goals and come up with an individual and unique plan to help them achieve it. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Most of our teachers are working musicians currently in bands and groups who perform throughout the country and even in Europe. We have teachers who have been performing for over 40 years, have honored degrees in music education, and perform with some of the best musicians in the world. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $25 per half hour for most lessons. We also offer advanced jazz guitar, and music theory lessons for $30 per half hour. 

Lessons are once per week and paid one month in advance. 

What types of students have you worked with?

We have all types of students here! Our lessons start at 6 years old and up. On any given day we have kids starting piano lessons, teenagers wanting to play guitar, current professional musicians who want to learn a new instrument or different style, etc. Everyone can play music!

Because of our proximity to downtown, we also cater to busy professionals who take lessons on their lunch breaks. 

Over the last 60 years, we've helped thousands of students become music teachers themselves, music therapists, home hobbyists and working musicians!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A woman asked our advanced jazz guitar instructor about performing at her wedding. He was unavailable to play the gig, but offered one of his advanced students instead. The student was an airline pilot close to retirement. He played the gig and had such a good time, he retired early and now plays jazz guitar professionally around the northside of Indianapolis. 

A family of three brothers took guitar, bass, and drum lessons from Arthur's Music Store from 6 years old on up. When they got to middle school, they started a band. That band of teenagers played professionally at parties and neighborhood festivals and became the sole income of one of the brothers before and during college. He was recently accepted into the IU School of Medicine and his workload prevents him from performing in the band but the brothers still rock out in the summer and at every family gathering!

On his 88th birthday*, a wonderful man decided he wanted to take guitar lessons so he could play her favorite song to his wife. Our teacher Paul taught him the song and the student was able to play and sing it, much to her delight. Her smile was heartwarming! *You're never too old for lessons! 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Purchase your instrument in advance and play around with it. (We can help you choose the right instrument for your playing style and budget. Or check out and setup your current instrument.) When you walk in to lessons, never having touched your chosen instrument, you don't yet know the questions you will have! Taking the time to familiarize yourself with your instrument before lessons saves time and helps start you off on the right foot! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your music goals?

What style of music do you ultimately want to play?

Are their songs or artists you are particularly fond of?

How much time are you able to commit to learning on a daily/weekly basis?