Address: 6818 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA


Phone: 916-925-9160
Welcome to Tim’s Music! 

Recently named a NAMM Top 100 Dealer for 2018, Tim’s Music has been serving the band and orchestra community in the Sacramento area for over 40 years. Whether you are looking to purchase, rent, repair, or take lessons for your musical instrument, we have you covered! Be sure to check out our Recital Hall which hosts many events throughout the year, including clinics and classes, recitals, performances, and meetings and can be booked for your next private event!
We are looking forward to serving your needs along your musical journey.

Embrace Music! Embrace Life!
Featured Instrument - Malletech Five-Octave Imperial Grand Marimba

The Malletech Imperial Grand Marimba has five octaves, and is the choice of leading marimba soloists throughout the world. Features include round, fully tunable brass resonators, solid oak frame and extra-wide rosewood bars. The model we have in the shop is slightly used, and it is for sale at $10,995. Stop by the store to check it out, and see why we gave it the nickname "Marimbazilla"!
"We'll Know What You're Talking About!" Tim's Music is here for all of your band and orchestral needs! Not only do we carry woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments from most major manufacturers; but we also carry all the accessories you will ever need! Our sales staff consists of highly-trained musicians that can assist you if you need advice on what will help you succeed in music!
The proper quality of musical instrument is an absolute must for the beginning musician.  Without a properly manufactured instrument in the hands of your child, their journey in music can be shortened, or even worse, eliminated.Tim's Music provides properly manufactured and professionally maintained instruments for your budding musician to quickly excel in their band experience.  We would be happy to guide you through the band instrumen...
Tim’s Music started on the bench over 40 years ago, and has continued to uphold the long standing traditions of craftsmanship in our repair shop. We do everything from the simplest musical instrument repairs to complete restoration services on all band and orchestra instruments. We offer electronic repairs on most any electronic equipment. Tim’s Music can also repair all of your guitars.Tim's Music has the first ultrasonic cleaner in the regi...

Brass Repair

Woodwind Repair

String Repair

Percussion Repair

Guitar Repair

Count on Tim's to meet all of your music educational needs! We offer lessons for a wide variety of instruments. All lessons are taught by professional musicians, and take place on-site in one of our 14 private studios!  Our studios are covered by a complete security video system watching over your students. Schedule a lesson with one of our hand selected teachers (listed below) to start on the path of musical success today.
February 20th at 2:31pm

You asked, and we delivered! 

Tim’s Music is proud to announce that we are a dealer for Key Leaves! They are a family-owned company based in Seattle that specializes in products designed to help maintain woodwind instruments by leaving keys open to allow them to dry out properly. No more sticky keys! To read more about their products, click here.

Tim’s Music is the ONLY dealer for Key Leaves in Northern California, so stop by our shop to pick up a set! 

January 18th at 5:49pm

After our Orchestral String Day event last year, we decided to take the show on the road! For our String Roadshow, we bring step-up violins, violas, and celli to schools with string programs in order to let the students try out these nicer instruments in a real-world setting: their own orchestra rehearsals!
Here is what Tim, one of our managers as well as our resident string expert, had to say about our most recent event at Cosumnes Oaks High School with Director Mike Mangonon:

“The teacher was super excited for us to bring out and display all the instruments as well as talk with the kids about what makes step up instruments so special.  The product knowledge to the kids was surprisingly well received as most of the kids have never discussed any details about the instruments they are playing. More importantly, what the differences are in inexpensive student instruments vs. more refined step-up instruments.  What brings our trip to the next level, though, is after we ‘geek-out’ on strings — discussing construction, different grades of woods etc. — we then hand the kids the instruments to play in an ensemble situation.  What really worked is when the instructor first has them play a piece of music they are familiar with on their original instruments.  Then, while the tone and ‘vibe’ of their normal instruments are fresh, we swap the instruments for the step-ups, and play the same piece again.  I wish everyone could see the looks on the students faces as they look at each other with excitement and wonder.  The amazed look as they can not only hear the difference on the step ups, but feel the difference is pretty awesome to see.  Watching the players’ body language – as they move and sway with expression – we could see they were more in touch with their instruments as it ‘talked’ to them. 
It’s been a pretty cool experience!
The instructor we worked with yesterday was so impressed with the show that he was writing an email today to 6 more string instructors in his area recommending we bring the show to their schools.”

Looking to have a similar experience at your school? Contact Tim at to set up an event!

And here is a video of the Cosumnes Oaks High School Orchestra playing on the step-up instruments! 

Link: Cosumnes Oaks String Roadshow 

December 29th at 3:41pm

Wow, we are ready to leap into the new year.  How about you?  Is your musical journey going the way you want?  Is your instrument holding you back?  Come on in and we can get you on track to continue a lifetime of learning and playing music.  Have you considered music lessons to jump start your performance? We have 18 professional teachers that are ready to help you improve your skills and motivate your practice.  Come on into the Repair Shop to get your free instrument evaluation.  Many times, the instrument is not performing correctly and that can lead to frustration and stagnation for the player.  Our team of highly qualified technicians can keep your instrument humming along at its peak.

As we reflect on the past year, we are truly blessed to have been able to serve your musical needs along your journey.  Thank you for your trust in Tim's Music.  We hope that you have felt taken care of while you have dealt with us in the past, and that you would want to remind all of your friends about your experience here.  

Thanks, and we will see you in the new year!

J. Scott Mandeville

December 19th at 3:24pm

Welcome to the NEW Tim's Music website.  We have been working hard to bring you a great experience as you look around.  We are starting a new adventure.  We would like you to ask us questions, and we will answer them in either blog posts or video blog format.  So, please send your questions to  and we will do our best to answer all your question.  

As we move toward the Christmas break, please bring your instrument in early for that mid year service and be ready to play when school starts up again.
Print this and bring it into the store when you drop your instrument off for the Christmas service and we will give you a $5 credit toward the repair bill.

Consider music lessons for the spring to sharpen your skills and enhance your musical journey.

Embrace Music!  Embrace Life!

August 16th at 11:40am

Special Announcement for Rental Season!

Mondays from 10 am - 7 pm starting August 6th

In order to better serve your needs at the beginning of the school year, Tim's Music will be open on Mondays from August 6th to October 1st for sales, rentals, and lessons. 

Come on in and let us take care of your instrument and music education needs.

Thank you for making Tim's Music the best place on earth to work.

-Tim's Staff

July 24th at 5:02pm

  Camp Cleanings  

Summer camp is such a great time.  Lifelong memories are created, friendships are formed, progress is made on your musical journey, camp food is enjoyed... and loads of dust and dirt are introduced into your instrument and case.

Tim's Music offers a quick "Camp Cleaning" to take care of that damaging dust.  

Come on in right after you return home, and we will take care of the past week's dust.  No appointment is needed, just come on in.

Did you know that Tim's Music was just honored as a NAMM Top 100 music store?

See you shortly.

Tim's Music

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