Our most important goal is to create a relaxed and friendly environment for students to learn to play an instrument. Our rate of $78 per month for a half hour private lesson every week is very affordable. We'll teach you the music you enjoy.

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Jam Bands

Now forming Student Rock and Jazz ensembles. $15 per one hour session. Our "Jam Bands" have been a huge success here at the store. There's never been a better opportunity to practice with a real band, and to perform for friends and family.

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Renting Instruments

It's never been easier to rent an instrument for your child's music program at their school. Our prices are very low, all contracts are rent to own, and free delivery to the participating schools each week.

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The Gear

We have a vast selection of gear and accessories for all your musical needs. Matching and beating the competitions prices on instruments is a way of doing business for us. We stock and special order Yamaha, Schecter, Gretsch, Seagull, Orange, and many more.

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Taking Lessons
Playing in a Band
Renting an Instrument
Shopping for Instruments and Accessories


I am proud to establish this scholarship in honor of my parents, Patricia and Frank Garstka. My mother Pat was a very talented painter and music lover. She always encouraged me to be consciences, as well as a creative musician. She was a compassionate person who had a positive effect on all who knew her. My Father Frank was an excellent singer who began singing at age seven. His first performance was a solo at St. Stans Church Midnight Mass. His favorite artist was Frank Sinatra. Both my parents showed me in different ways just how important music is. It is their honor that my wife Sunshine and I have established this fund. Our goal is to enable young musicians to begin or continue their pursuit and love of playing music or singing. We will starts by granting two students a three month lesson scholarship. In addition we will allow an additional student the free use of a band and orchestra Instrument from our school band program. If you know someone in need, whom you believe is deserving of this scholarship, or you would like to make a donation please contact us emailing Sunshine at:


Recital 2013

Our annual recital was an amazing success Saturday. Thanks to so many to include: Mike Curran & Kathy Tobias and Christ Lutheran Church for the use of their beautiful facility. All our staff: Scott DeMusis, Cameron Bannick, Josh Daniel, Jared Turner, Christina Kelly, Max Dickinson, Bill Curran, Guy, Ian, and all the teachers. And, of course, to the parents but especially the students. It was truly amazing to see the depth of talent and the potential on display from 11am to 8pm. It was an honor to be a part of and I cannot wait to see what next year's talent will bring.

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Starter Packs

  • Austin AST100
  • Orange CR12 Amp
  • Gig Bag
  • Strap, Picks, and Cable
  • Austin AST100
  • Roland Microcube Amp
  • Gig Bag
  • Strap, Picks, and Cable
  • Jasmine S35
  • Fender ft-004 tuner
  • Gig Bag
  • Strap, and Picks
  • Austin APB200
  • Fender Starcaster 15B Amp
  • Gig Bag
  • Strap, Picks, and Cable

  • 5 pc. Set in standard drum sizes
  • 6ply Poplar shells
  • Throne, Cymbals
  • Hardware Stands
  • Drum Key, Drum Sticks
  • Everything you'll need to get started

Your Full Service Family Owned Music Shop


126 Elm Street Westfield, MA 01085

Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Performance Music is the area's leading music store. We offer private lessons, instrument rentals, instruments, accessories, and in house repairs. We have the most teachers in the area, our lesson prices are the best, and we have the most reasonable scheduling policy. We work closely with many of the area's schools and offer free delivery each week for our band and orchestra instrument rentals. We're a family owned music shop that has been located in downtown Westfield for over 50 years.

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