Pfabes Music is now open!  Stop in and see us!

(Social Distancing and Ohio Guidelines still apply)



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Welcome to Pfabe's!

We are a full-service, community music store. From high quality musical instruments, lessons,

instrument rentals and in-house repairs, Pfabe's Music helps you make your own music.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: 1484 Mentor Avenue, Painesville OH, 44077




Stay tuned for an exciting announcement from Pfabe's Music!

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A note on COVID-19 and Instrument cleaning:  At Pfabe's Music, we are putting all incoming Band Instruments (rental returns and repairs) under quarantine for 5 days before handling them.  We are doing our best to adhere to guidelines presented by our industry associations: NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) and NAfME (National Association for Music Educators). 

Here is a link to their document regarding COVID-19 and instrument cleaning: 

 Click here for COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning document





Insterested in taking music lessons? Visit our LESSONS page to learn more about our teachers!


Music FunTime

New!!  Pre-school Group Music Classes!

Free Trial Class!  Call now.  Offer ends February 29th. 


Music FunTime is an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, for toddlers, preschooler, and young children ages 18 months to 7 years. Our program is based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop.

Learn more!


Mark your calendars!

Saturday, May 9th is our Open House, a day for beginning Band and Orchestra students to try out instruments.  Experienced instructors will be on-hand to help students play instruments, give advice to parents and aid in selecting which instruments may be best.  Plus, there will be prizes for the kids and coupons for the adults.  It's the day before Mother's Day, so come on out with Mom!



Pfabe's instruments are S.O.L.I.D.


Serviceable Brands

Most repair technicians, including our in-store repair tech here at Pfabe's, will refuse to service and repair off brand instruments. They are not finely tuned to the specifications needed to function in a normal way. They are made with cheap materials that repair technicians can rarely work with and finding replacement parts for them is impossible. The workmanship on these instruments is very poor.


Obvious Quality Difference

As far as playability is concerned, getting an off brand instrument for a band class is the equivalent of wearing flip-flops to play basketball. You can play, but it's going to be difficult to succeed, you won't progress to a higher level of performance, and you will, in most cases, find it too frustrating to continue playing. Getting a brand that is known for its quality will help set your child up for success. Remember-you get what you pay for.


Long-Term Investment

Buying or renting-to-own a brand from us is a way to ensure that your instrument will last. Any of the brands we carry will take your student all the way through high school and beyond. These are brands that your children's children will be able to play someday. They stand the test of time! "Spend too much for quality and you may regret it for a day. Spend too little and you may regret it for years!"


In-Store Support

We offer in-store support through our Maintenance and Repair program and our helpful staff will always answer questions. If you have questions concerning your instrument, we are only a phone call away. If you buy an off brand instrument online, can you rely on their employees to help you? We also offer those renting from us the opportunity to switch to another instrument within the first year.


Director Recommended

Current band directors in the area, retire band directors with over fifty years of experience, and private lesson instructors are all in agreement: DON'T BUY AN OFF BRAND INSTRUMENT. It's difficult, and at times impossible, to help a student get better at an instrument if that instrument is what is hindering their progress.