Jones Family Music School

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Instrument and Book Sale

Our instrument and instruction book collection needs to be reduced. Dozens of instruments are for sale.  There are music books for all instruments and levels. This includes some used guitars and banjos great for beginners, some instruments that need some minor repairs and TLC, and various unique and special instruments including: a Howe Brothers (Elias Howe) small steel string guitar; a small steel string guitar that survived the Chicago Fire with a “coffin” guitar case; a personalized Silvio Marotta Concert Accordion; a Gretch nylon string guitar (first good guitar owned by Tom and Anne)

bohmann guitar - brown


Tom and Cathy Have Moved

Tom has sold the former home of the Jones Family Music School on Hickory St in Lombard. In March, Tom moved to an apartment in the Lexington Square Senior Residence at 555 Foxworth Boulevard in Lombard.  Please contact Tom at (630) 916-1356 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to inquire about banjo lessons.  

Note:  Tom has a temporary phone number while he is waiting for the phone company to re-connect his old number.   If the (630) 916-1356 does not connect, please call him at (630) 656-1957.

Cathy has moved to an apartment in Lombard and is still offering lessons.  Call her at (630) 689-3719 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

36 E Hickory St


About the Music School

Teaching playing skills--- and making opportunities for students to enjoy making music with others--- the Jones Family Music School in Lombard, IL has been helping people improve their lives by making their own music for over 40 years.

West Suburban Chicago's first folk music school, JFMS offers classes and private lessons in banjo, fiddle, mandolin, lap and hammered dulcimer, and autoharp--- based on the teaching principles of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

As one student put it: "Thank you for inviting me into your home as part of your musical family!"  

Let us invite you, too--- explore the website from the top horizontal menu and side modules.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:25 )

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In Memory of Anne Jones