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Fine stringed & fretted instruments - Expert repair & instruction

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A little about us...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadowood Music, a wonderful stringed instrument specialty shop, begUn as the dream of husband & wife, Mike & Paula. In 1995, the couple conceived of a music store where excellent service & products are the norm, a place where people make & share music, a store that offers high quality musical gear at great prices. In 2000, they opened Meadowood in Kutztown PA. In 2005, they moved the store to its current location on route 222 in Blandon, PA.

 

The store offers more than instruments & accessories. Meadowood offers expert repair & restoration of all stringed instruments. Mike builds and restores violins & is an authorized Martin Guitar warrantee service technician. A cadre of fine musicians offer high quality musical instruction at Meadowood.

 

Meadowood offers this website as a way for people near & far to visit the store on-line. It shows the store inventory (we do our best to keep it current) & provides info that's useful to both amateur & professional musicians & music lovers: care tips for stringed instruments, links to websites that promote live music, contacts for local musicians, info & links for workshops, camps, schools, festivals, radio stations & links to manufacturers that supply Meadowood with its fine wares.

 

Mike & Paula would love to hear from you. You can reach them through the 'Contact' link in the menu at the top of this page. You can visit them in person at the store, or call during business hours. You can track special events and day-to-day activities at Meadowood with the calendar of events at the top of this page & on the Meadowood Music FaceBook page. You can subscribe to Meadowood's e-newsletter through the form below.

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News and Happenings

FALL 2023 CONCERT SERIES AT CLAY ON MAIN

FRIDAY EVENINGS - OCTOBER 6 THRU DECEMBER 15

Updated 11/28/23

Clay on Main's Fall Concert Season began Friday, October 6., and continues through December 15 The evenings open at 7:15 PM in the Front Room, and continues in the Half Moon Cafe in the rear of the building at 8:00. 

 

This week, Margaret Young opens the evening. Margaret has played violin since she was 3. Like many, she began with Classical instruction. In time, Scottish fiddling captured her attention. She has become a tremendous fiddler who has placed or taken first prize at multiple local and regional fiddle contests, and has placed in regional national qualifiers. She teaches fiddle at Meadowood Music, where she also is a skilled stringed-instrument repair technician. Her music is the perfect beginning to a wonderful evening.

 

Margaret will play for half-an-hour, after which there will be a fifteen-minute intermission in which you can get light refreshments and migrate to the rear of the building where Ken Gehret and Rich Dodson will give the main concert in the Half Moon Cafe from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. 

 

Rich Dodson and Ken Gehret are two of the most diverse and accomplished musicians in the area. This duo has played at Clay on Main twice before, and with others numerous times (Rich plays here annually with Mike and Paula, and Ken played here with Dave Kline and as a solo act). For those of you who have seen this masterful multi-instrumental duo perform, they need no introduction. For those unfortunates who have not seen nor heard them before… get ready. You never know what you are going to get with these guys. Probably some Irish, Bluegrass, Jazz and Folk and a lot of improvisation, all played on a variety of instruments. It will be nothing short of awesome!

 

After Margaret, Rich and Ken, we are down to just one more of this season's acts:

Dec 15:

  • Front Room - Echo North ​(John Reinkemeyer, Deanna Witzel, Mark Ferrero)

  • Half Moon Cafe - Rhythm Road (​JoAnn Morrell, Ernie Morrell, Mike Fleming, Tom Murray, Don Consul)

For more details about these wonderful performers, visit http://www.clayonmain.org/half-moon-cafe/

Clay on Main is at 313 Main Street, Oley. Parking is in the nearby Church lot (not on the street, please). Doors open at 7:00.

Front Room acts are compensated by a tip jar - please be generous.

Half Moon Cafe acts are compensated by a $15 admission for those 12 and over (younger folks enter free)

LEARN TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT

SIGN UP NOW

Updated  8/2/23

Our wonderful instructors offer in-person and virtual instruction on a wide array of instruments (teacher biographies and list of lessons offered HERE). If you or your child would like to learn to play an instrument, CLICK HERE to sign up NOW!

THE BLUEGRASS JAM IS BACK AT MEADOWOOD

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROSITY OF TRINITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP!

Updated 3/3/23

The Bluegrass jam temporarily moved to Trinity Bible Fellowship Churchn Blandon, BUT HAS RETURNED HOME TO OUR STORE EVERY TUESDAY. Thanks Trinity (https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBFC) for making a large room available to Meadowood Music's Bluegrass Jam during COVID!

FLY WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT IN ALL 50 STATES 

FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012

Federal Law Requires Airlines to Allow Musical Instruments on Planes
Updated: 1/19/18 

 

Thank the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), for lobbying Congress (for many years) to get legislation that protects musicians who travel by air with their instruments. Acccording to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, musicians may carry an instrument onto the cabin of an aircraft if the instrument can be stowed safely in one of the approved carry-on locations, and there is still space for the instrument at the time the passenger boards. This ruling means that musicians need to board as early as possible to ensure that there's space. For more details about how to board early and what to do if an instrument is too large for carry-on storage, read on.

 

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WHERE MEADOWOOD'S TEACHERS PERFORM

GREAT TEACHERS & GREAT MUSICIANS - WHERE THEY PLAY

Date updated: 1/22/21

 

Everyone's performing schedule has been devastated by COVID issues. Please visit our teachers' websites linked on the next page for updates.

 

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