In August, 1947, Stan & Roy opened Stanroy Music Center. Stan ran it for 33 years before selling it to Tupper & Reed in Berkeley. Tupper & Reed ran it for 33 years before selling it to Dustin Heald and Steve Shirrell this afternoon, Friday, August 30th. With the right mix of passion, creativity, good sense, and good luck, we will celebrate Stanroy’s centennial in 34 years! But today, we celebrate this precious opportunity of continuing (and, hopefully, ever-improving!) a resource that has been a part of our community for generations! Appreciative of our past and hopeful of our future, we thank all of you whose contributions have helped support Stanroy throughout its long history and all of you who have pledged to support it in its years to come!
Stanroy Music Center first opened its doors in August 1947 at 622 4th street when the first owner, Stan Goldman, returned to his home town of Santa Rosa after serving in various Army bands during WWII. From that original store, Stanroy had the spirit and desire to become the leading music store in the North Bay. In 1980 Wayne Anderson purchased the store from Stan and moved it to the previous 14,000 square foot location at 741 4th street. Since that time the store has continued to keep its commitment to the music community by offering rental instruments to school students, maintaining private teaching studios and having one of the largest instrument repair facilities in the state.
Stanroy Music Center, located on 4th St. in downtown Santa Rosa, Ca. for over 64 years is Sonoma County’s only full service music store. We offer a wide selection of name brand instruments ranging from acoustic and electric guitars, basses, woodwinds, brass winds and violins. We also carry guitar and bass amplifiers, harmonicas, recorders, and all kinds of hand drums. We stock a full compliment of accessories for all your instrumental needs. We also offer a large selection of books and sheet music.
The repair shop at Stanroy Music Center employs four extensively trained instrument repairmen. Our facility is equipped for the full extent of brass and woodwind repair, including complete overhauls and reconstruction. The repair shop also provides a wide range of repair services for classical string instruments, folk instruments, amplifiers and PA gear.
Our educational department is second to none. We have twelve studios and over fifteen working, professional teachers providing hundreds of private lessons each week on a multitude of different instruments. Stanroy Music Center has the most experienced and comprehensive private teaching staff in Sonoma County.
Now, in it’s 64th year, Stanroy Music Center has relocated and reinvented itself once again. The entire store has been moved to 640 4th St., including the repair and teaching facilities. We are very excited about our new location and look forward to showing you around.
Steve Shirrell and partner, Dustin Heald are as committed to the North Bay musician and musical community as Stan was 60 years ago. They invite you to discover Stanroy Music Center for yourself. Let us show you why we’re the oldest full service music store in Sonoma County.
Mon – Thu: 10 AM to 7 PM
Fri – Sat: 10 AM to 6 PM
The store is really well stocked! Come in and see the
new Stanroy 3.0.