House of Musical Traditions
Address: 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 270-9090
Hours: Hours: Sunday & Monday 11-5; Tuesday thru Saturday 11-7
House of Musical Traditions is a music store in Takoma Park, MD, right
outside of Washington DC. Since 1972, HMT has been specializing in
acoustic musical instruments from around the world. You can see our
complete catalog on our website, www.musicaltraditions.com. We also have
lots of cool stuff for sale in our eBay
<http://stores.ebay.com/House-of-Musical-Traditions> and Amazon
We also carry instructional books, folk music tunebooks, general
interest music books, all kinds of accessories/supplies, and
amplification systems (focused on the acoustic side of things). We have
a recordings department that is focused exclusively on artists who are
local to the Washington, DC area. We are huge supporters of local music!
HMT is considered an invaluable resource to the local music community.
We advertise local events; you can always find out what's going on in
the area by browsing our bulletin board. Our sister concert series,
Institute of Musical Traditions <http://www.imtfolk.org>, is a
non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and
promoting traditional music and folk arts.
We also offer many services at our store. We do instrument rentals,
repairs, and appraisals. We offer in-store lessons on many instruments
and have a large network of qualified teachers in the area (covering
almost any instrument you can think of) that we can refer you to. We
rent sound systems and can provide sound engineers and musician
referrals for your event. We deal extensively in used instruments and
offer trade & consignment. We've been doing mail order sales for over 30
years and can ship worldwide.
You may have also seen our satellite booth at various festivals around
the area, such as the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Potomac Celtic
Festival, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Virginia Scottish Games,
Takoma Park Folk Festival, etc...
Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about music. We're
willing to go the extra mile for our customers and are happy to
special-order that odd item that you just can't find anywhere else.
Remember our motto: "If it's in stock, we may have it!"