Welcome to Music Folk.

The St. Louis source for Folk and Old Time Instruments.


Music Folk and the Boyer family will perform at the Focal Point in July!!!

Friday July 19th & Saturday July 20th both at 8pm $20/25 Music Folk’s 50th-ish Anniversary featuring Music Folk staff and The Boyer Family!

Not to be confused with (yet run in conjunction with) Focal Point’s 50th anniversary coming up in 2025, Music Folk is where it ALL started waaaaaay back in 1973 Bill and Janet Boyer opened Music Folk acoustic instrument store and Folk music School in Webster groves (so technically its the 51st anniversary, but who’s counting) . Then, just 2 years later, in 1975, They started The Focal Point. Which presented bi-weekly concerts in the Music Folk storefront. Later, The Focal Point Split off on its own to eventually become the bunker of civilization that all of you have come to know and love. But neither Music Folk nor Focal Point has forgotten their roots (which is important in the Folk ‘n’ Roots scene) and have maintained a friendly relationship all these many years. So in celebration and recognition of our cousin establishment up the street, We’ve invited their entire staff of expert folkies + the phoenix of The Boyer Family Band to our stage for a TWO night blowout! — Night One features Andy Ploof, Wes Jones, Blake Korte, Heather Manley, Lukas Simpson and many many more staff and friends of the last 50 (1 years ducking in and out).

Night Two will feature a very special reunion of the Boyer Family Band featuring Susan Boyer Haley, Joe Boyer and Becky Boyer Hall. Bill & Janet Boyer along with their children, had a family band for over 40 years. And for this show only Susan, Joe & Becky will be reuniting in a commemoration of the legacy their parents, Music Folk and The Focal Point!

Link for Tickets


We are currently in need of a new fiddle teacher! If you are one, or know of one please contact us!

Since 1973, we have been helping the community with their musical needs.  We have taught, inspired and nurtured local musicians. We have repaired and restored their instruments.  We have been a “go to” place for traveling musicians, collectors and historians. What’s more, is we have no plans to slow down! We are here to assist our client, old and new. Whether you are on the hunt for an instrument, have one in need of repair or want to learn how to play, think Music Folk first!

The Webster/Kirkwood Times newspaper did a story about us being around for 50 years! Click here to see the article Webster/Kirkwood Times Article

For the occasion, we have made a LIMITED EDITION commemorative t-shirt.  Get them while before they are gone. 50th Anniversary Music Folk T-Shirt Own a part of history!

We have started a Scrapbook page (Scrapbook of Memories) If you have old photos, newspaper clippings or a nice memory you would like to share with us, please send them to musicfolk@musicfolk.com


We are open from 10-8, Monday thru Thursday and 10-6, Friday and Saturday.

Lesson and instrument rental payments can now be paid for online!  Please go to our  Lessons Page for lesson payment details. Please go to our Rental Page for rental payment details.


St. Louis acoustic and folk music instruments and accessories. Private lessons, instrument repairs, and listening room. Family owned and operated since 1973.

Authorized dealer for Martin Guitars, Guild Guitars, Art and Lutherie, Kamaka Ukeleles, Cordoba, Gold Tone, Blueridge, McSpadden Dulcimers, National Resophonic, Alvarez, Dusty Strings, Eastman, Seagull, Recording King, Oscar Schmidt, and more!