Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op

Music + Shopping

Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op is a musical instrument retail store + music school + repair shop in the heart of Northampton, MA.  Founded in 1976 / Worker-owned since May 2019.

We're here to nurture a growing, changing, all-ages community of musicians here in the Valley.  Come browse, try instruments, ask questions, or relax on the couch in our Ukulele Nook. We sell top brands of guitars, drums, keyboards, amps, pedals, sheet music, accessories, and more. We carry gear appropriate for beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. In Fall 2019, we'll also have school band instruments to buy or rent.

Downstairs, our MUSIC SCHOOL is ever-expanding. There are 7 lesson rooms (soon to be 10 + a group classroom) and over 20 teachers available. We offer lessons seven days a week on guitar, bass, drums, piano, sax, banjo, ukulele, violin, and more... Learn more and read teacher bios here.