The Parrishes new CD now available! Catherine and Ted’s new cd, Live in the Studio Volume One, is now in stock at the store. Check us out at

Showroom news:

Our brand new stage in the back of the store is finished, and it is beautiful. Stay tuned for performances and events.

Our inaugural museum display is now complete! Our 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. Stop by anytime.




We are on a little Spring Break, odd hours April 22 through May 7. Please check our calendar (under events) for our hours for that time period.

Our next Student Showcase is Sunday May 13 at 2pm, on our new stage in the store!

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

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Parrish Music Store Hours

Tuesday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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