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805 Burkhart St., SE
Albany, OR 97322

Store Hours
10:00 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday
Closed Sunday

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Instructors that teach at our Store
Please call the instructor at the number provided here, to schedule
an appointment or ask specific questions about content or cost.

Mark France 541-754-0756
Acoustic or Electric Guitar

Mark has been teaching at Albany Music & Sound for over 28 years.
Mark is well versed in many styles of guitar playing. Mark has a degree in
music from OSU. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, Mark can help you.
Lesson Studio
Mark France in lesson studio with guitar student


  1. Our teaching studios are located inside the store. There are two music rooms with
    windows in the doors to provide comfort a security for our staff and students. We have a
    waiting area for parents to sit comfortably while the lesson is under way.

    We can provide you with the names of piano teachers the work out of their homes in the community,
    upon request.

    Answers to FAQ about lessons


  1. Lessons are generally held once a week.
  2. Lessons are generally one on one.
  3. Payment is due at the time of the lesson. Some instructors prefer that you pay for a month of lessons at the
     beginning of the month.
  4. Instructors are responsible for setting their own policies but cancellations are usually accepted if given
    24 hours in advance.
  5. It is acceptable to come for a lesson to see if you like the instructor before you decide to take for a longer period of time.
  6. There is no commitment of time like a term in school. Lessons are month by month.
  7. Playing a musical instrument proficiently,  takes years of lessons and dedication to practicing on your own. We feel it is worth the time and the rewards are far greater than the sacrifice.
  8. We hope to share our love of music with you by teaching you to play and enjoy music as much as we do!
  9. You can teach yourself. Having said that, it is much easier to have a great musician show and inspire you and a weekly basis. Then you can spend your practice time making big steps in your proficiency.
  10. You need to have your own instrument. Practice is what makes you better. You need an instrument at home to practice on every day.
  11. We hope to see you soon!