Music Lessons
With the right dedication and training, you can learn to play any style of sound, any kind of instrument, and start speaking the language of music.
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Rental Instruments
The Strum Shop rents quality name-brand brass, woodwind and stringed rental instruments.
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Instrument Repair
Our repair staff is well-trained and experienced with all manners of instrument repair and restoration.
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We’re known for our many events held throughout the month such as: workshops, classes, concerts, seminars and music clubs.
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The Strum Shop AboutMusic Community

The Strum Shop has a huge music community as well as plenty of involvement in our local community. Take a look at our music page to find out what we’ve been up to and get involved.

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Free Music Resorces

The Strum Shop aims to give back to the entire music community with free educational resources such as videos, tabs, worksheets, guides and more. All provided by staff and teachers at The Strum Shop!

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Ukes For Schools

Ukes For Schools is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the joy of music to elementary and middle school aged children at NO COST to the kids involved.

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Recent News


Stu’s Ramblings, Entry Two: Workshops, Concerts, Educational Opportunities Galore…

Workshops, Concerts, Educational Opportunities Galore… “When Dan and I started The Strum Shop, one of our goals was to have as much music education available as possible. It all started with UkeRead More...
By : Ariel Elliott | Feb 7, 2016

Pentatonic Phrases & Techniques Video & Worksheets – Randy’s Free Jamming Workshop

This Month’s Workshop subject is Pentatonic Phrases & Techniques – How to develop meaningful phrases using the pentatonic scale. Randy will demonstrate various techniques used to build colorful and emotional statements onRead More...
By : Ariel Elliott | Feb 4, 2016

John Nash Ukulele Workshop Video & Handouts

John Nash of the website Ukulele Inspired visited The Strum Shop recently to teach another amazing ukulele workshop! This workshop is for experienced beginners to intermediate ukulele payers looking to add aRead More...
By : Ariel Elliott | Jan 29, 2016

Stu’s Ramblings: Entry One

“As I look back on our almost 4 years of being in business (May 2012) I am amazed by the growth of The Strum Shop. We based our business plan on whatRead More...
By : Stu Herried | Jan 20, 2016

Viola, Drums & Flute, OH MY!

Viola, Drums & Flute, OH MY! Cajon, Cello & Fiddle too… I’m sure some of you have heard that we are going to be moving to a BIGGER and BETTER location. This newRead More...
By : Ariel Elliott | Jan 6, 2016

Make Music Your New Year’s Resolution!

Make Music Your New Year’s Resolution! It’s that time again… and if you’re anything like the rest of the world, by February 1st one of two things will have happened. One: You won’t rememberRead More...
By : Ariel Elliott | Dec 31, 2015

Our Story

The Strum Shop is a family owned full line acoustic musical instrument store specializing in ukuleles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins and dulcimers. We also carry a variety of other curious instruments that you should visit the store to see for yourself.

The shop was opened by Stu Herreid and Dan Elliott in May of 2012 when they both noticed a need for support of the rapidly growing ukulele community in the greater Sacramento area. Since then, the ukulele club has grown to over 700 community members and become home to a variety of music clubs and gatherings….

Very nice people working there. Took my 2 guitars in and were able to help me right away get them restrung and cleaned at a reasonable price. Will definitely return.Rebecca S.Citrus Heights, CA,
I had my acoustic guitar setup here today by Randy Clarke he did a awesome job she sounds and plays great! Thanks RandyGuy D.Roseville, Ca,
Fantastic place. Very helpful and courteous staff. Wonderful selection of instruments and accessories. I love to spend time here with my family. The shop has a great vibe, welcoming and inclusive of beginners. I really feel very fortunate this business is part of our community.Susan C.Roseville, Ca,
Great Service and a fun shop.  Oh and the prices on a lot of items are lower than their competitors.    Loving my Guitar lessons with Brian!Cat T.Rio Linda, CA,
I came to this shop last weekend to buy my first ukelele. Stu and his wife were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They spent a lot of time teaching me about the uke and playind different ones for me to hear they difference and then letting me try them out. They gave me a crash course on how to tune the uke and play different chords. I will be taking group classes in August and can't wait to start. I highly recommend this shop to anyone and everyone!Mandy H.Citrus Heights, CA,
I took my guitar in today for a second opinion look at some issues I was having with it. Randy took care of me so well I was really pleased and relieved especially after the first shop I went into. He was so helpful and everyone there was so friendly. They will be seeing me again :)Justin K.Citrus Heights, CA,