About Us:

In 1996, Suburban Music was established in Downtown Wheaton as an independently owned, full-service music center. Guitar instructor Paul Rodriguez bought the shop in 2012, he now coordinates lessons and day-to-day operations. Paul is a Director on the board of the Downtown Wheaton Association, which awarded Suburban Music "Wheaton's People's Choice" award in 2013.

Suburban Music's strong foundation in private music study informs the retail store of appropriate instruments, accessories, and sheet music to offer students and customers.

Suburban Music offers music lessons on all instruments & voice. Lessons cost only $27 for 30 minutes. Group classes start at $10 per week. Suburban Music students enjoy a 20% discount every time they shop in the store. Several performance and recording opportunities are available each year to our students, including a Spring Recital, Christmas Recital, Rock Shows, Festivals, and Battle of the Bands.

Rock Band Classes are extremely popular and include a 90-minute full band rehearsal each week, followed by a concert performance at a real rock venue, for less than half the cost of some local music schools. 

Suburban Music currently employs 11 teachers on staff, 3 highly skilled luthiers, 2 guitar technicians, an electronics repair service, and a woodwind & brass repair service. The teaching staff consists of professional performers & recording artists, all of whom are college graduates.

Band and orchestra rentals are available through Suburban Music, as an affiliate of Veritas Instrument Rentals. We offer competitive monthly rental rates for high quality new & refurbished instruments, for less than local school rental prices on most instruments.

Repairs on all instruments feature free estimates, quick turnaround times and a 30-day Suburban Music Repair Warranty.

Suburban Music continues to evolve with the needs of our musical community. We look forward to being your family's choice for all your musical needs, as we have since 1996.

Suburban Music

210 W. Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187


Mon, Tues 11A - 8P

Wed, Thu, Fri 11A - 7P

Sat 10A - 3P

Sun closed


Visit Suburban Music in Wheaton, IL for all your musical needs. Services include music lessons for guitar, drums, piano, violin, band/orchestra instruments, bass, banjo, ukulele, and voice; instrument repairs and rentals; DJ and P.A. rental; and much, much more.

Store owner Paul Rodriguez

Store owner Paul Rodriguez