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Welcome to
Music Room and
Uplevel U: Music!

For all your musical needs since 1960

Music Room was founded as Bessing's Music Store in 1960.  It was moved to its current Borden Road, Cheektowaga location in 1976 and was renamed The Music Room.  In 2013, Karen Janiszewski took over ownership and has worked tirelessly to give customers, students and their families an experience like no other in the WNY area.  To celebrate growth and survival in the past decade, we celebrate with a new website experience and a new department to bring what we do best beyond the Western New York locale, through Uplevel U: Music.

Music Room boasts a music lessons program based on individualized methods, diversified needs for achievement, and community, all while keeping that neighborhood, family atmosphere that people crave.  We also have the most flexible musical instrument rental program in the area, do most music instrument repairs on-site that instruments need, and our music store retail area is stocked with all the music instrument supplies that band and orchestra programs recommend.

Students that take music lessons with us are known to achieve lofty goals and carry their newfound skills into other areas of performing arts.  Our music lessons faculty creates professionals, students that become college music majors, and music hobbyists of all ages that embrace music as a part of their identity. 

The launch of the Uplevel U: Music project in 2023 presents to the world one of the first catalogs of online music PD courses specifically created for music teachers.  Relevant professional development courses for music teachers is very difficult to find but with Uplevel U: Music, school and studio music teachers from around the world may strengthen their skills through online, on-demand PD right from their home.



Our Summer Picnic Recital will be on Sunday, August 4th at the Lancaster Youth Bureau Bandshell.  It's in two parts- the first is at 4:30 and the second is at 6:30.

Music Room will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. 

Uplevel U: Music News!

Uplevel U: Music is beginning to get some national attention in the news! 

Check out our latest feature in:

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We Are Switching to Summer Hours from the Week of June 24 Through Labor Day Weekend!

Mondays: 3pm to 8pm*

Tuesday: 2pm to 7pm

Wednesdays: 3pm to 8pm***

Thursdays: 3pm to 8pm*


Closed Fridays through Sundays.  Additional hours by chance or appointment.


*Could be later than 8pm, possibly as late as 9pm depending on how late we are teaching lessons.  Please call or email first if you plan to stop by after 8pm.


*** Due to fluctuating lesson and and staff work schedules we may be open as early as 9am on Wednesday mornings!  We are not posting this officially because this times can be different from week to week, but feel free to call or email if you'd like to stop by before 3pm on Wednesdays, just to be sure we're open.

We still have rentals!


It's time to gear up for back-to-school music program needs!  Come see us for instrument rentals, method books and supplies.

Did you know we have an internship program?  It's made for high school seniors that are preparing to enter a college program for music education or music business!  More details on the lesson page.  Currently we have no openings- we have two awesome interns right now.  ;) 

Click here to learn about the lesson program we pride ourselves in.

Our basic info, services and other helpful tidbits.

Lessons at Music Room


Our Location

Retail sales at Music Room
Trumpet for Rent


Quality name brands, many options, competitive pricing.

Go beyond the basics to really hone your amazing skills.

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