For more than 20 years, Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium has been a full-service music store providing music lessons and instrument sales, repairs and rentals. Dr Woods is located in Fox River Grove between Barrington and Cary, IL.


Dr. Woods is not just about guitars!  We sell, rent and provide music lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice, and brass instruments. No student is too young or old;  Whether you’re just starting out or looking to strengthen existing skills, our instructional staff can help improve your skills and find your talent.

Music Lessons for Children Rent or Buy an Band Instrument

- Spring is just around the corner

and a new season of Rock U is starting on April 12th. Enroll now!

- The first Guitar In Space

has just landed at Dr Woods!

- Our annual Food Drive for the

Cary-Grove Food Pantry was a

big success.

- Teen Battle of the Bands Competition: The Cary Park District and Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium are looking for local teen bands to compete in the Cary Area Battle of the Bands. It will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, April 30 at the Lions Park Rotary Bandshell - Sign Up.


"Buddy is an expert musician. His advice, insights, and customer service are worth the visit. I support this local shop because they offer value that I can't get from the web or a large chain."

- Kenneth Sweinberg


"My kids love going to their music lessons. Buddy and Alex are great teachers, very knowledgeable, and they have a great selection of guitars and drums."

- Steve Adams


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