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Folk Music Center

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Fun, Unique Music Store

The Folk Music Center is a great place to pop into with the kids after a lunch in Claremont... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Upland, CA
If you love folk music, this is the place to go when in Claremont.

Their friendly and dedicated staff will sell you a great instrument, and you can see wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John N
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220 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4773
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Folk Music Center is a great place to pop into with the kids after a lunch in Claremont Village. There are many things to look at and opportunities for the kids to peruse interesting finds. I have had the opportunity to watch a performance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mmm10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their friendly and dedicated staff will sell you a great instrument, and you can see wonderfully intimate performances here too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend time walking around looking at all of the instruments. Try to imagine how they are played, what country they are from. The staff will tell you. Amazing shop. I am a local. We all love it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnIreland19
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Good store for guitars, drums and unusual instruments from all over the world. Small store but has a lot of inventory. Owners are very community-minded. Good for beginners and experienced musicians.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Fern Jo K
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This hidden gem in the area is the place to go for musical instruments. Every inch of the four walls of this music center is covered with displays of: guitars, Appalachian dulcimers, mandolins, banjos, violins, sitars, balalaikas, etc. You will also find drums, African instruments,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

if you like music, go to this place! Great collection of instruments, a little pricey but doable, lovely people, supports a lot of good performers. GO

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A bit of Claremont history. Folk Music Center is a popular place to visit for anyone. Ben Harper's family owns it and my kids love it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jewelzpedroza
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Not what you'd find in a mall. Nice local place with a lot of tradition, friendly folks, lots of great musical instruments. A bit pricey, but well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pianisthaohuang
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place has the most amazing collection of instruments and other wonderful items. It is a great store to take children to be introduced to musical instruments. They have a special section just for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FLB
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A friend of mione had a broken violin that she hadn't been able to play for a couple of years. I told her that I thought I could get it repaired. I took it in to the Folk Music Center and they did a fantastic...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barbara P
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29 November 2016|
Response from Debiwinter | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They will love it! Maybe even inspire a love of music that will last a life time.