It’s an age-old question at holiday time: What do you get the person who has everything?
Well, do they have a musical instrument? And if so, do they know how to play it? Dracut Music Centre could be the place to shop.
David Chandonnet has owned and operated Dracut Music Centre for 27 years at 465 Nashua Road in Dracut, in Country Village plaza at the corner of Nashua and Lakeview Avenue. David lived in Dracut for 26 years before he and his wife moved to Tewksbury (though he still misses living in Dracut).
He and his team of teachers offer lessons in just about any instrument you can think of.
“We teach almost all instruments, but the bulk is piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, some brass and woodwind,” David says.
Dracut Music Centre also sells many of those same instruments, as well as a full array of sheet music.
Do you have someone at home who, perhaps, thinks he or she can play an instrument? A gift of lessons may be a tactful way of telling them they need a little help.
“A lot of people don’t realize how tough it is to learn an instrument,” Dave says. “Kids play Guitar Hero and think they can come in and learn to play guitar in a week.”
But it’s not just kids. Those coming for music lessons run the gamut in age.
“It’s a mixed group, from 5 years old to 75 years old,” David says. “We get quite a few adults who want lessons, retirees who come in and say, ‘Hey, I finally have time to learn the piano.’”
Dracut Music Centre is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 to 8; Friday, 1 to 5; and Saturday, 10 to 2. It’s closed Sundays. Visit www.dracutmusic.com, call 978-957-3600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.