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Waco, Texas

Waco's Local Music Store
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Tarpley Music

1300 Lake Air Dr #1
Waco, TX 76710

Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: Closed

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Opened in 2016, we’re proud to have been serving the fantastic community of Waco for over 7 years, bringing over 96 Years of musical experience to Waco, TX and the surrounding area of Central Texas.

This location is a Full-Line Music Store complete with a Digital Piano Gallery, Pro Band Shop, Pro Orchestra Shop, a Full-Service Brass & Woodwind Repair Shop, an Acoustic Guitar Barn, and a Texas-sized Electric Guitar Showcase.

We’re conveniently located on Lake Air Dr in the Pinnacle Shopping Center, between N Valley Mills Dr and Bosque St. You can find us behind HEB on Wooded Acres Dr. We're in the same location as a previous Waco music store, Backstage Pass Music Center.

Meet the Team

Chuck Lambert


Gene Kelley

Assistant Manager

Calvin Zwernemann

Music Education Specialist

Victoria Tarpley

Music Education Specialist

Bob Crook

Sales Specialist

Josh Riddle

Sales Specialist

Testimonials & Reviews

"The best music store in Waco hands down. Honest and affordable prices. They also have one of the best repairman in the business. I'll only take my guitars here from now on." (Google)

Peter Collier

"Was looking for a saxophone 🎷
Found it at Tarpley Music.
Chuck and staff are chill and knowledgeable. Thanks for helping me out! …" (Google)

Tejas Jefe

"Staff is very helpful and set up in store looks organized and clean. Many things to choose from as well. My husband (professional musician) was impressed as well." (Google)


"These guys go above and beyond! we have brought a few instruments in need of repairs to them and they always do more then what is asked of them, at a fair and honest price, they are always up front about repair cost and time, and do a wonderful job! We are grateful to be able to rely on them for these needs." (Google)

Ami Strange

"One of the greatest guitar buying experiences I’ve had to date was because of this establishment. The people who work there are more than willing to help you out, and tell you what you need to hear rather than what will give their store more profit in the end. Will definitely be coming back to fix/buy my guitars from them in the future!" (Google)

Nathan Nors

"Best Music Store in Waco hands down! Employees are very helpful and give you a welcoming vibe! I had a problem with the pickup on my bajo quinto and they went out of their way to resolve my issue and get me on my way to tonight’s gig!" (Google)

Manuel Hernandez