What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a variety of camps, classes, and private lessons that engage children ages 4 and up in the ARTS. Our organization also boasts a talented team of adults and young adults that run artistic activities each day with enthusiasm and care for each participant.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Each participant is unique and encouraged to share and develop their unique talents with new and old friends. We use positive reinforcement as we rotate through a variety of artistic activities, allowing participants to have their "spotlight moment" if they so choose.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After running a non-profit theatre organization for 7 years, I was inspired to open my own business, now in it's 4th year, to better address the artistic needs of children in the community.
What do you love most about your job?
As an educator with over 10 years experience teaching, I most love providing a positive experience for each participant, allowing them to express themselves artistically in a safe environment and grow as an independent learner.
With an enormous inventory of instruments, a dependable technician, and friendly instructors, The Guitar Factory is the kind of store that performers come to count on over the course of their musical evolution. Here, musicians can browse from simple-starter electric guitars from Ibanez to high-end acoustics from Martin. Keyboards, percussion, amps, basses, and other gear are also available. When wear and tear strikes, the shop’s in-house repairman, Charles J. Quagliana, can nurse instruments back to functionality. Charles has honed his handiwork by working for superstars such as Mary J. Blige, Prince, The Beach Boys, and the Mos Eisley Cantina band.
In the studio’s 10 air-conditioned lesson rooms, a team of teachers with more than 30 years’ experience teach guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Joe Shanahan, who teaches bass, guitar, vocal, keyboards, and drums, was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame with his band, Only Humen, and guitarist/singer/teacher Tommy Z has performed for the U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Instructors tailor each lesson to student’s individual needs; with a current student pool ranging from ages 4 to 70, instructors are comfortable working with a wide range of skill sets.
Joe Pinnavaia's students refer to him as a Rosetta stone, encapsulating a wealth of musical knowledge that he translates into easy-to-follow instructions. Joe opts for personal, one-on-one sessions that break down the bad habits and barriers that can keep fledgling axe-wielders from meeting their goals. Classes emphasize speed, coordination, and confidence as students learn to play complicated licks or chord structures with less effort. Once a frustrated student himself, Joe knows that the only way to learn is from a real person and not online videos or the ghost of Muddy Waters that keeps whispering encouragements when you're in the shower.
If music is what gets you going in the morning, items like false and boomboxes are sure to help you start your day off right. Come browse the awesome selection to see what else is in store.
Score a close parking spot at Music Exchange.
Bring your furry friend to the store — Allentown Music allows dogs to dine, too.
Adorn your space with something one-of-a-kind. This store is known for its beautiful, handcrafted works of art.
If you are traveling by car, make sure you make use of the nearby parking options during your visit.