Local guitar shop allows for college students to explore the musical world

By Elizabeth Krupka
September 24, 2009

Shannon Keough

The Troubadour Music Shop, located on 125 N. Wayne Ave., offers various ways for Cabrini students to express themselves through music. Troubadour is owned by Downing Jacobs, also known as Jake.

The music shop has been open for 13 years in Wayne. Previously, Jake had a store near King of Prussia. The hours for the music store are Mondays noon to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Troubadour offers music lessons everyday that they are open. They offer lessons in guitar, bass, drum, piano, violin, flute, saxophone, brass and cello. Private and group lessons are available for all levels of musicians and to any age. There are also lessons for band and orchestra leaders.

Music lessons are $25 per half hour of lessons. This is a hot spot in Wayne for Radnor children and has a possibility for Cabrini students who have an interest in expanding their musical talents.

“The prices are really reasonable there and I have gone in for several of my accessories for my guitar. The owner and the associates were really helpful with what I needed,” Lauren Alessi, sophomore political science major, said.

“We have about 300 children that are our students,” Sara Lentz, an associate who teaches piano and cello at Troubadour, said. “The majority of students that we have are younger.”

Not only does the store offer lessons, but you can have your instruments repaired and buy or rent several instruments in the store.

The instrument that the Troubadour specializes on, is the guitar ,because the owner has a special love for playing and teaching guitar. There are a variety of different acoustic and electric guitars to purchase and rent in the store.

“It is small and quaint like the small town music store that it is,” Michelle McDermott, sophomore psychology major, said. “They have a wide variety of instruments, but within their instrument selection there is a limited assortment of each brand.”

“You can come in and witness the chaos every day,” Jacobs said. The store has been busy lately because of back to school. Many students and parents have been coming in the past two weeks renting instruments for the school year.

Along with renting instruments you can purchase sheet music. Troubadour sells various styles of music from different movies, shows and bands. Music is available in both sheet music and book form.

Other musical accessories are readily available in the Troubadour music shop as well. Strings, picks, amps and tuners are just some of the necessities that the music store had readily available for every customer.

Troubadour music shop wants an affordable musical background to be readily available to every person who yearns for it. Wayne has found a treasure in the long-running store.

“Our music store really cares about customer service. Jake and our staff care about the customers that we have and we make sure that we do everything we can for them,” Lentz said.

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