The Practice Pad is THE music store in Carbondale. We offer quality music instruction. Our private lessons are offered to beginners and to the most advanced students. Music lessons offered include percussion, guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, piano, viloin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, flute, saxophone, trombone, bass guitar, and more.

We also buy and sell new and used instruments and equipment. The sales floor is stocked with all the necessities you may need including sticks, heads, strings, tuners, metronomes, picks, and more. If we don't have what you need, we offer special orders at no extra cost. 

Custom overhauling of drum sets is our specialty, including re-wrapping, tuning, new heads, and any minor fixes that you may need. Cleaning, tuning, and stringing guitars can be done in a matter of a few days. Brass and woodwind repair is also offered in a timely manner. We specialize in repair of any type of instrument and will diagnose the problem before we repair. 
 Check us out at 116 North Illinois Ave., on the strip in Carbondale, IL. 618.549.2437

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-6 Sat.-11-4