New Fall Classes

Beginning Kids Guitar, for ages 8-12. Now meeting Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:05

Ukulele for All: a new all ages class for ukulele, beginners and up. We will work with Ted’s brand new book, Ukulele for the Complete Ignoramus. This class will be a lot of fun! Saturdays at 1pm. This is a drop in class, feel free to try it out!

Call for details or if you have any questions, and to register. 608-637-7730


The World Roots Concert Series at the Ark

a collaboration between Parrish Music and the Ark

Our 2015 Series:

October 17 – Lanialoha Lee and Aloha Lives!

November 21 – Don Stiernberg trio with Mandolin around the World

March 26 – Saraswathi Ranganatan with Indian music on Veena

April 23 – Flamenco with David Chiriboga and ensemble

Thanks to everyone who helped make our first series a fantastic success!

Sones de Mexico

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan

Robbie Fulks

Liz Carroll


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 and electric 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 forty models on the wall.  Ted has played ‘uke for two decades, and brings that experience to our ukulele classes and to help you find the perfect ‘uke.

In Catherine’s ‘flute corner’ you will find new and used concert flutes for sale and available to rent, alongside flutes from Ireland, India, Japan, and South America.  We also carry locally crafted Native American Flutes from two different makers.

We offer lessons on guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, flute, and voice,  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