April 26, 2014
Peterborough Music Company is a one stop shop for musical instruments, accessories and equipment, and music lessons for musicians and music lovers of all ages and levels. Located on Route 101 in the Peterborough Plaza, the store is spacious and casual; making browsing comfortable, fun and educational. You will find displays of a wide variety of instruments – new and used – music books, CD’s, beginning instruments such as recorders and pennywhistles, even a wash tub bass (and locally made)! You might want to consider purchasing a used instrument on consignment - there are many items to choose from. Or check out PMC’s rent to own program, where you can begin with renting and if you decide to buy the instrument the final cost is purchase price + 12%. If you can’t find something you are looking for, special orders are welcome.
The music school has a teaching staff is eleven professional and performing musicians, including owner Eddy Troxler, who earned his degree from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s in music education from UMass, Boston. There are five teaching rooms - two with pianos and one with a drum set - for lessons in voice, piano, drums, guitar, orchestral strings (violin, cello, viola), woodwinds, brass, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, ukulele, as well as music theory and composition. “We include music theory in our teaching”, explained Eddy. “I have performed around the world and I tell my students that my best paying jobs have come to me because I can read music.”
Music classes can be bundled for affordable pricing – lessons can be purchased singly, by the month, for three months, and there is a family discount. Right now Peterborough Music Company is offering a May lesson sign up special for new and returning students. Come in this week and get the last week of April free. There are partial and full scholarships to students based on need, talent, and a commitment to practice.
Eddy enjoys playing for a live audience, - you can catch him with his bands Jazz Depot and Bleu Manouche; he also does a lot of solo gigs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, playing a mixture of jazz, classical and pop music. At Peterborough Music Company, students get performance opportunities that include recitals, band camps and open jams.
The inventory from Peterborough Music Company is also available on the website and through EBay. The store is open Mon - Fri 11-7 and Sat 10-4. Stop by, check out the website, give a call (603-924-2145) or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider donating to the scholarship fund and help spread the joy of music.