Enriching Lives Through Music Since 1990

Excellence in Music Education and Fine Quality Instruments

Music Academy

Professional fun instructors provide private, individualized lessons for students of all ages, skill levels, and talent.


We stock a great selection of new and used guitars, banjos, amplifiers and pedals for the discerning musician.             


Bring your old instrument back to life or make your new purchase play like you always wished it would.                           

Drum & Strum Music Center, located in historic Old Town Warrenton, Virginia, has been enriching lives through music since opening their doors in 1990. Known for their friendly, professional staff —Drum & Strum has helped make great music through private music lessons, instrument sales, repairs and tuning, school instrument rentals, clinics, camps, and concerts for more than 30 years. Drum & Strum is an integral and iconic part of the small-town small business community providing a myriad of students and listeners with the joy of local music.

Music Academy

 Drum & Strum has been the leader of music lessons in Fauquier County for more than 30 years. In person & online music lessons available for guitar lessons, piano lessons, voice lessons, ukulele lessons, bass lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, mandolin lessons, flute lessons, and many more. Our experienced music teachers provide private, individualized music lessons on all instruments for students of all ages, beginner to advanced music lessons in all styles of music! Our music lessons run year round, enroll in lessons here and make great music.

This is a wonderful music location with an educated staff. I am a senior, senior citizen that most instructors would not give the time of day but came to Drum and Strum about a year and a half ago, ask about a guitar then asked about lessons. I have nothing but positive things to say about the store, the lessons and everybody in it!

They carry lots of primary, quality equipment for sale at a modest price as well as mid range priced string instruments. They can get higher end instruments too but not necessarily every instrument on the market. This is not a big box store (thank Heaven).

A friend of mine started taking lessons at the store after hearing about my experiences. One of my 10 grand kids started some lessons and enjoyed it with another looking into it now.

Bill Fendley

Featured Instruments In Our Shop

Stop by and visit our newly expanded showroom featuring top brand instruments from the industry’s leading names such as Fender​, ​Eastman​, ​Deering​, ​Gold Tone​, ​Roland, Godin​, ​and many more. We are also proud to feature one of the premier acoustic guitar showrooms in Virginia featuring a wide selection of the world’s leading builders including the Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Pre-War Guitars, Preston Thompson Guitars, Fairbuilt Guitars and Taylor Guitars, in addition to many other used, vintage, unusual, and hard to find instruments.

Do you have an instrument that’s been collecting dust that you’d like to sell? We pay top dollar for antique and vintage instruments!

Quality Instrument Repair

The experienced professionals at Drum & Strum can take care of all of your instrument repair needs. With more than 75 years of combined experience among our technicians we can bring your old instrument back to life or make your new one play like you always dreamed it would. Our technicians can fix it all from minor repairs & basic set-ups to vintage restorations and major structural disasters. Our experts can make your instrument reach its full potential so you can concentrate on playing it. Please stop by and see us for a free evaluation and repair estimate and get back to making great music.

Thanks to Tim and Dean at Drum & Strum in Warrenton for giving new life to my grandmother’s 1936 Gibson. I never had the privilege of meeting my grandmother but this guitar helps me connect to her soul.

Dean performed major surgery on the guitar, over came several obstacles, and handed me back a guitar with beautiful sound, perfect intonation, and a pick up so that I can perform with it live. They reset the neck, reshaped the bridge, added new vintage-look tuner’s, mended cracks, and painstakingly stained and sanded certain areas to keep the finishes authentic. I could not be happier with the result nor could I give a higher recommendation to take vintage and new instruments to Drum & Strum for repairs and TLC.

Forever grateful…

John Sweet