Chick Music 
240 West Clayton Street
         Athens, GA 30601
Serving Athens & Northeast GA since 1942
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Closed on Sundays
706 546-8742 

Our Story

Chick Music is a locally-owned, family business that has been serving Athens area musicians for more than 75 years.


Originally opened as Chick Piano in 1942 by Lewis Chick on Jackson Street, the store moved to Lumpkin St just down from the Georgia Theatre in the late 1940s. 


In 1965, after Mr. Chick's passing, Chick Piano was purchased by Billy & Anne Shepherd and moved to Clayton Street in 1968, where it remains today. When rock n roll music become popular in the 1960s, we ventured into the sales of guitars, amps, and sound equipment. 


In 2002, we began our band instrument rental department and changed our name to Chick Music. (don't worry, we're still technically Chick Piano as well, and piano sales remain a large part of our business.  In fact some of us still answer the phone "Chick Piano, how can we help you". Some habits die hard!) 


In 2007, we opened a building extension, a three floor addition that gave us a piano showroom, a lesson studio upstairs, which features six private lesson rooms and 1 recital hall, and a full repair shop for band instruments. 


In 2013, Mrs. Anne Shepherd was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Nancy Denson, in honor of her many years of service and dedication to business in downtown Athens.  


Over 75 years later, we're still going strong here at Chick Music.
We plan on being here for a long, long time!


Chick Music supports local schools and has a full-service band instrument repair shop.
We have student-level instruments for beginners as well as step-up options.

Try our lease-to-learn music rental program, music lessons, and delivery service.
For more information, call: 706-546-8742.    

240 West Clayton Street
Athens, GA 30601


  Business Hours     Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm

    Sat: 10am-6pm 

   Closed on Sundays

Questions? email:
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Chick Music!

Welcome to, the online home of Chick Music.
We are a family-owned, full-service music store, offering sales, service, and lessons.

Serving Northeast GA and the Athens music scene for more than 70 years.
Located in Downtown Athens since 1942.

Pianos, keyboards, brass & woodwind instruments, violins, guitars, ukes, sound equipment, amplifiers, accessories, and more!!!

Call, email, or come by and see us in Downtown Athens.

 240 West Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30601 -- 706-546-8742

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Store Hours

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or email...

     9am-6pm  Monday-Friday
         Closed   Sunday

        Our Address:
    240 West Clayton St.
    Athens, GA 30601

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Instrument Repairs

We offer full-service Brass & Woodwind Repair in house...

by professional technicians...

at reasonable prices....

in a reasonable time frame...


how's that sound?


for Brass instruments...

Chem-Cleans, Dent work, slide alignments, body & bracing repair, and much more...


for Woodwind instruments,

repads, body & key oiling, key alignment, cork replacement, and much more...


You got a problem with your horn? Our techs can handle it. 
Bring your horn by anytime for a free estimate!

Voted Best Music Store in Athens

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240 West Clayton Street
         Athens, GA 30601
 706 546-8742 
Chick Music 
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Monday-Friday: see note
Saturday:  see note
Closed on Sundays