8254 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. till 5 p.m
Closed Sunday and Monday
Everyone needs to come out to see us at 8254 E. Washington Street on Indy's East side. We are located just three blocks East of Franklin Road on the corner of Washington Street and Devon Avenue. We are Indy's ONLY East side full service music store.
We have brass and woodwind, violin family, guitars, basses, amplifiers, sheet music and all the accessories!
We teach violin, viola, cello, electric bass, guitar, banjo, piano, voice, mandolin, ukulele and flute. Call 317-898-1336 for lessons or use our student sign up page!
We have recently teamed up with the Greenfield Music Center! We will be doing band and orchestral renting and repairing. No need to drive in to Indy! We will be delivering and picking up rentals and repairs so the Greenfield community has another less expensive outlet for their musical needs.!!!!!!
Why do I do what I do?
(It’s not for money, fame or fortune)
By Michael Florek owner of Florek’s Violin & Music Shop.
Music or an art needs to be in every child’s education, and it can sometimes be more of a distant wish rather than reality. I try to make that wish a reality for as many children as I can. I know that music helps our kids and communities in real and substantial ways. The intrinsic value of music for each individual is widely recognized in many cultures, and every human culture uses music to carry forward its ideas and ideals. Music is a part of our society. And the value of music in shaping individual abilities and character are attested.
Success in society, of course, depends on success in school. Any music teacher or parent of a music student can attest about effectiveness of music study in helping children become better students. Skills learned through the discipline of music, stories commonly point out, transfer to study skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills useful in every part of the curriculum. Music education makes kids smarter. Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence, traits that carry over into intellectual pursuits that lead to effective study and work habits.
Bill Clinton (Former President) said “Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective."
I am the owner of a music store and a musician. I am a violinist. Music has been in my life since I was born. My mother and father were both professional musicians. I started on the piano at age three and the violin at the age of five. You could say I’ve been a musician all my life. I LOVE music! Nothing in this world can make you cry, make you laugh, make you sad, make you happy, and make you feel good, all at the same time. I would sometimes just go home listen to some beautiful music and let the tears flow. Music is good!!!!!!
My Music store is a place where families can get affordable musical instruments . We teach music too! I try very hard to make it affordable for everyone. I, at times, repair instruments to donate to various schools and organizations because I want more people to love music so that more children can learn music and develop the love for it like I do. I do this because I love music. I do this because when I play the music loves me back. I do this to see the happiness in the little girl that gave me the big hug for teaching her to play “ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ” . I do this to see the smiles on the parents when they give the child the gift of music. But most of all I do it for my soul. In my bathroom in a frame I have a famous quote by Plato it reads…. “Music is Love in Search of a Word”. I don’t think I need to say anymore.