Mona Vale Music opened its doors in September of 2004 as a dedicated music shop, recording studio, tuition facility, PA hire and live music production facility. Owners Jason Mannell and Gavin Leach both have spent most of their lives on the Northern Beaches playing music in bands in and out of school. In 2008 they moved into their current premises, which offered a bigger retail space and more room for the tuition business to grow. They currently teach several hundred students each week and are highly regarded as the ‘place to go’ for contemporary music lessons. Mona Vale Music has now grown to provide a huge selection of instruments and accessories at the best possible price. Mixdown chats with owner Gavin Leech to find out a bit more about the business.
Location: 55 Bassett St, Mona Vale NSW
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Phone Number: (02) 9986 0589
What are the main brands and musical products that you specialise in?
We currently stock quite a diverse range of instruments, including guitars and bases from Gibson, Fender, Gretsch as well as drum kits from Pearl, Drumcraft and Roland (electric kits). It doesn't just end there though, we also have a big range of percussion and woodwind instruments, ukuleles, pianos + much much more!
Are there any services you offer in store for musicians?
Our main services are tuition, repairs and consultations. Matt Robinson heads up guitars and amps department, with years of playing and repairing experience. If you are unsure what your instrument needs, or want advice on custom setup options as well as effects pedal and custom pedal board inquiries, you can always give Matt a call, or head in store. We also offer PA hire service, and have Victoria Rika-Hike as our Woodwind and Brass specialist for repairs from Repairs on the Hill.
What is your point of difference?
We pride ourselves on having expert service and support for all that we offer. We have a very versatile range of services, and we also have a recording studio right here in the store! MVM Studios offer great recording facilities in a relaxed and vibed environment. With decades of combined experience in many genres, our in-house engineers can guide you through the production process. Our store is not only dedicated to servicing the needs of musicians, we are here to further their careers.
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