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Musicians Workshop was founded by the Striffolino family in 1978 and has earned a reputation as a “leader” among music retailers in New Jersey.

Both holding B.A. degress in music education, Joe and Valerie Striffolino pride themseleves in a music instruction program second to none.

The staff of Musicians Workshop has included musicians from the Dave Mason Band to Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Most recognized instructors have been jazz great Tal Farlow, rock icon Zakk Wylde, and bassist Dave La Rue.

Musicians Workshop is a registered member of the National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM).

Pictured below is prominent music retailers Joe, Valerie and James Striffolino receiving awards from Fender CEO Bill Schultz, accompanied by Fender President Bill Mendello. The Striffolino family was presented awards for excellence from Fender, Grestch, Jackson, Guild, Charvel, SWR, at the 2006 NAMM show.

Musician’s Workshop offers a hugeinventory of brand name instruments.

Authorized dealer for Gibson, Fender, Taylor, Gretsch, Schecter, ESP, Martin, Rickenbacker, B.C. Rich, Jackson guitars and more. Marshall, Bogner, Line 6, Vox,  SWR, Fender and Hartke amps. Pearl, Tama, Ludwig drums and more. Selmer, Bach, Gemeinhardt, Armstrong, King band instruments and more. Mackie, Nady, Digitech, Korg, A.T., Tascam, Zoom electronics and more.

If you’re in driving, flying or swimming distance of Manalapan, New Jersey, you owe it to yourself to drop by. Musicians Workshop is our beautiful retail music store where musicians just love to come and spend some quality time.

Our awesome showroom boasts 17′ foot high ceilings, displaying all major brands of electric guitars and basses. Step inside the tranquil, environmentally controlled Acoustic Guitar Room and you’ll never want to leave.

Our Drum Department is the envy of our drum shop competitors. With an average of 30 drum sets displayed, Musicians Workshop stocks every bell & whistle and widget any drummer would love to get their hands on.

If your fortunate to live in the area, September is the time to schedule music lessons. Don’t wait, by October there’ll be over 600 students already scheduled. To make “back to school” even more exciting, our band rental program is in full swing!

So visit the Striffolino family and the friendly staff at Musicians Workshop, Highway 9 in Manalapan.

Open 7 days (732) 972-1118.

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