Where can I take music lessons?
If you want to learn how to play an instrument, a good place to start is at your local music store that sells instruments. Many times local stores offer lessons right inside their store from qualified instructors. Even if they do not offer lessons on-site, most have a list of qualified music instructors for different instruments in the area. The employees can give you good references and provide you with a place to start you on your way to learning how to play music.
Is it better to buy new or used instruments?
It is recommended that beginners who aren’t sure if they are going to have the time and effort required to fully learn an new instrument start off by purchasing a used instrument. This saves money, and if the student advances in their classes they can always buy a new instrument at a later time. Most music stores offer both new and used instruments for sale, with some even offering instruments for rent. Check with your local store to see their specific policies.
Where can I buy vinyl records?
Vinyl records had their heyday from the 1950’s to 1970’s, but the 1980’s saw the rise of cassette tapes and the 1990’s brought CD’s. Now, most music is downloaded online into MP3 players but there are still many people who prefer the sound of vinyl records, including music purists and DJ’s. Thankfully, there are still stores that sell vinyl records. You can tell that they sell vinyl because their might include “vintage” or “vinyl” in their name. However, call ahead and check with the store before you go to make sure.