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


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


Music FunTime

New!!  Pre-school Group Music Classes!


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!


Coming soon...

Pfabe's BEST PFest

Saturday, July 27, 10 am til 4 pm


Pfabe's BEST PFest is coming on Saturday, July 27! What is the BEST PFest? It's a yard sale that includes you!  BEST stands for Buy, Exchange, Sell, Trade, so if you have something to sell or trade, you may set up a table at the PFest. It's got to be musical instruments or related gear. Don't want to stand around all day to sell your stuff? Pfabe's will sell it for you on consignment.  Of course, there will be Pfabe's gear there, too, including pro audio stuff. Hours are 10 am til 4 pm. Call the store to reserve a space.

Selling terms:  If you want to sell gear, you may set up a table at BEST PFest.  You are responsible for transacting sales.  Don't want to stick around?  Pfabe's will sell your stuff on consignment.  Bring your gear and we'll fill out a consignment agreement.  There will be a 25% consignment fee,  Sales through Pfabe's are subject to Ohio sales tax.  Pfabe's Music is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.  All sellers, including consignments, must remove their gear at 4:00 pm.  After that time, consignments will be marked down 90%.  Any items remainng at 5:00 pm will become the property of Pfabe's Music or will be put in the trash.  Since this is our first BEST PFest, terms may be changed as needed.




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.