Temporary Pandemic Hours: 

Thursday and Friday 1-5, and Saturday 10-2

 We are also available by appointment, and happy to help you with your musical needs including rentals, repairs, and sales.

 Please call or text and we will make arrangements

Leave a message on the store line 608-637-7730 – we will be checking daily. Can also text Ted cell 608-606-5699.

Please note that we cannot always answer the phone right away as we may be online with lessons.

The Harmony Shop is back at Parrish Music. The best in gifts, incense, singing bowls, prayer flags, candles, statuary, fair trade, and much more.

The Parrishes CDs are now available. Catherine and Ted have two CDs of all original material: Live in the Studio Volumes One and Two. Featuring a unique blend of blues, folk, and American traditions. Available at the store


In-store Museum News: Now on display – Indian stringed instruments courtesy of the estate of Bob Bezin. Stop in to check out and learn about these historical instruments, including a sitar, tanpura, dilruba, veena, sarod, and harmonium. 

Our other (permanent) display is of historical Tamburitza instruments made in the US, from the Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian traditions. We have eight beautiful instruments with identification by name and origin, along with historical albums and a description of the tradition. 

New – mini display in honor of Roy Smeck, including several of his signature instruments and information about his amazing career.




Registration temporarily on hold for private lessons and our ongoing group classes: Irish Ensemble, Folk Guitar Group, Old Timey Ensemble, and Beginning Adult Guitar.

Note that all lessons are currently online via Zoom. Please contact us directly for more information. And check out Ted’s complete Fingerstyle Guitar Course on Patreon: 

Shop some of our ever changing inventory online:

Shop My Store on Reverb


Search and print individual songs in sheet music! Choose different instruments and arrangements, change keys, print at home! Check out the Parrish Music shop at Sheet Music Direct.


Parrish Music Store Hours

Thursday and Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other times available by appointment


We are Southwestern Wisconsin’s premier folk instrument shop. We carry unusual and hard to find musical instruments from around the world, alongside a wide selection of acoustic guitars, ukuleles, banjos, dobros, mandolins, drums, orchestral instruments, and all the necessary musical accessories.

We both play parlor guitars, and we specialize in small body guitars from a variety of makers, from orchestra and concert models to parlors, mini, and travel guitars.  You’ll love the sweet tone and comfort of these models.

We also carry the Midwest’s best selection of ukuleles, and often have over 60 models on the wall.  Ted wrote a best selling ukulele instruction book and has played ‘uke for two decades, and brings that experience to our ukulele classes and to help you find the perfect ‘uke.

Catherine offers unique classes: vocal yoga, and building a yoga practice. Ask for details.

We offer lessons on guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin and have a great rental program.  We accept trades and consignments, and buy and sell used instruments.

Have fun exploring our site and be sure to stop in our store and say “hello”.

Ted & Catherine Parrish