For more than 20 years, Dr Woods Guitar Emporium has been a full-service music store providing music lessons, instrument sales, instrument repairs and instrument rentals. Dr Woods is located in Fox River Grove between Barrington and Cary, IL. Dr. Woods (aka "Buddy") wanted to share his love of music with others in the community.


Dr Woods is not just about guitars!  We sell, rent or provide music lessons for pianos, violins, cellos, mandolins, dulcimers, ukuleles, banjos, woodwinds and brass instruments, too. Voice lessons are also offered as well. Tell us what you seek and we shall find!  Never too old or young.  Whether you’re just starting out or looking to strengthen existing skills, our instructional staff can improve your skills and find your talent.

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Music Lessons for Children Rock U University - Adult Music Lessons Rent or Buy an Band Instrument

- The Wiggle O's, May 15th, Galati's Hideaway.

- Alex and the Allstars, Sat.

May 23rd - Mac's on Slade

- Alex and the Allstars, May 29th Sideouts

- Alex and the Allstars, Navy Pier, May 30th


" 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 a great selection of guitars and drums."

- Steve Adams


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