customer service

Austin Music Center provides exceptional, personalized customer service. The store is family-owned and operated and is invested in maintaining its excellent reputation for providing products and services. Austin Music Center rents quality student-line instruments. In addition, Austin Music Center repairs instruments and carries a large inventory of instruments and accessories. If something is not in stock, order and pick it up within two to three days. 

Professional and word-of-mouth recommendations identify us as the place to go to rent instruments and buy necessary accessories. Our reputation of fair prices, transparent business practices and excellent customer service precedes us. 

experienced and knowledgeable

The store owner, Doug Cannon is a professional musician and has owned the business for over 20 years. All staff are musicians and most play professionally and/or are music teachers. The availability of such valuable resources is one benefit of renting your instrument here. Students considering playing an instrument are welcome to come in, try some instruments and learn about their options. (Please call first.) Ask questions and receive knowledgeable answers from professionals who are familiar with many of the music programs in the area. 

committed to music education

Austin Music Center has established relationships with schools and teachers in the public and private sectors throughout the Oak Park and River Forest community as well as in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Because of these relationships and knowledge of the kinds of music instruction, Austin Music Center aligns products and accessories to help meet the goals of the programs. In addition, teachers, schools and school districts order necessary supplies and accessories from us for their programs. They know they can depend on us to quickly and accurately fill the orders and have them ready for purchase for the convenience of the parents and so there are no missed lessons.

invested in the community

Austin Music Center is a local family owned and operated business that has served the musical needs of schools, churches, non-profits, families, and individual musicians alike for over 75 years at both the amateur and professional levels-and everything in between. We have diverse staff with years of experience in music performance, repair, products, services, elementary and special education. If you're looking for a store with a long history of quality products and service, look no further.