Founded in 2002, Exploring Music originally offered traditional Chinese musical instruments and instruction exclusively. Since its inception a decade ago, Exploring Music has become one of the Bay Area’s premier independent musical instrument retailers and lesson providers carrying a variety of string, wind,voice and percussion instruments. Also offering repairs for almost every instrument we sell.

Exploring Music’s network of experienced and talented instructors help students of all ages and skill levels develop their musical ability and enhance their technical skills. Properly insulated and reinforced for sound reduction, the private studios where lessons take place are highly conducive to learning. Each lesson is as enjoyable and informative as possible because our fun and friendly instructors tailor specific lesson plans for individual students based on skill-level and musical preferences. We strive to enable others to enjoy a lifetime of musical fulfillment by offering top-notch instruction at competitive rates.

Exploring Music has something for everyone from the beginner, to the professional and gigging musician. Dedicated to providing excellent customer service and exceptional value, our friendly, knowledgeable team can equip you the gear (rent or purchase) and insight that will help you fulfill your musical aspirations. Stop by to browse our extensive selection of musical instruments, accessories, and music. Take advantage of the unmatched value we deliver.

Music Brands

We carry a large selection of music so you can use it immediately

We proudly carry Yamaha instruments as well as :Makai Ukes, Revival Guitars, Arbor, Vivace violins, violas and celli, Sandner string instruments, PDP drums, VHT ampsOrange amps, D’Addario, Aquila Ernie Ball, Dominant

Music publishers- Hal Leonard, Alfred, CF Peters, various method systems, Mel Bay, ABRSM as well as various well known Chinese instruments