Summer at Northtown Music

Northtown Music is having a great summer. As the store continues to grow, owner Ben Boyar has a chance to spread his special brand of music and work with players of all ages.

The Northtown Music Big Band just had a performance at Olcott Beach in August, and is playing on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Olcott Beach, featuring guitarist, Joe Gaeta.

This summer was also packed with many lessons given by owner Boyar, who was a school teacher for 32 years at Hutch Tech and Performing Arts in Buffalo. Lessons continue through the school year, so if you or someone you know is looking to either begin or develop their musical talents, try out Northtown Music.

In addition, Northtown Music has just kicked off our newly updated online store in which customers can now pay for and place orders right online.

The FAIREST priced rentals will continue for this upcoming school year.

Come on down to Northtown Music for Instruments and accessories at fair prices!

Happy Holidays from Northtown Music!

Northtown Music is gearing up for the return of the Holiday Season with a continuously growing inventory of all things music! From bass clarinets to soprano saxophones, guitars to basses, and mouthpieces to music books, there is something for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned musician looking for a tune up, or someone looking to get a start in playing, Northtown Music can help you.

Mr. Boyar was a music teacher for 34 years at Hutch Tech and Buffalo Performing Arts. He has a unique style of teaching that accommodates all students during his lessons. Lessons at Northtown Music are $15 half hour sessions, or you can buy five lessons for $70! It’s the perfect gift for someone looking to either begin or excel in their musical journey.

Maybe your student has begun to accelerate in their instrument of choice, and they’ve begun to outgrow the instrument you bought for them! Come into Northtown Music and Mr. Boyar can help you find a better instrument that will not only last, but will also be at a fair price.

Whatever you may need, if music is on the wish list, Northtown Music can lend a hand. So come on in and play at a convenient location with fair prices!

Northtown Music October Show

October kicks off the Festive Seasons, and here at Northtown Music, we’re getting ready to celebrate! Come Tuesday October 23rd, Northtown Music’s very own Big Band, 3 Guitar Jazz Ensemble, and students will be playing at The Screening Room at 880 Alberta Drive. You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to hear some great music from many talented musicians! Music starts at 7:30PM and the cost is $10 at the door.

Just because the new school year is in full swing doesn’t mean that Northtown Music has stopped instrument rentals. If you need a temporary replacement for your student while their instrument is being repaired, Mr. Boyar can give you a quality instrument for a fair and reasonable price to keep your student in practice. Or if you need an instrument rental for the entire school year, but you’re a little late to the band or orchestra, Mr. Boyar can help you out!

Or maybe your student already has an instrument, but wants a little extra leg up on the competition. Mr. Boyar gives weekly lessons for $15 per half hour, and can give your student the extra edge he/she needs to beat the other competitors at that upcoming music festival! Whatever you may be needing in the realm of music, from musical instrument parts to music books, Northtown Music can give you the best help at fair and reasonable prices.

Northtown Music: Great Quality, Fair Prices. Come play!

September at Northtown Music

The 2018-2019 School Year is in full swing. We have rented out many instruments to many families in these first few weeks of September. But even as rentals have slowed down, that does not mean that we are not busy here at Northtown Music!

Mr. Boyar is giving multiple lessons throughout the week to students all over multiple school districts and of all different ages. Did your child just join his/her band or orchestra program, and you would like for them to get ahead of the game? Or maybe they aren’t a part of those programs but would like to hone their skills in their instrument of choice?

Here at Northtown Music, we can give your child that extra edge with lessons for $15 each, or 5 lessons for $70. The lessons last for half an hour, and are of a special quality: Mr. Boyar was a music teacher in the Buffalo Public School District for 34 years, so experience is not an issue when it comes to giving lessons in a wide range of musical instruments. Come in and try out a lesson!

If you have any questions, please contact the store at (716) 838-3835.

It's a New School Year for Northtown Music!

As the 2018-2019 School Year rolls around, Northtown Music's business has been booming! I am renting out many instruments every day, all at fair prices. But that does not mean that I am too busy to show a student my wide selection of instruments.

Come to Northtown Music to rent an instrument out for the entire school year! Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, and Percussion sets are only $119.00 for the year. Alto Saxophones are $189.00 for the year. Oboes, Tenor Saxophones, F-Trombones, F Horns, Baritones, and Tubas are $259.00 for the entire school year!

Whatever you or your student is looking for, Northtown Music can give it to you at good quality and a fair price. And in addition to your instrument rental, you may be able to take one free lesson with me, Mr. Ben Boyar! I was a school teacher in the Buffalo Public School District for 34 years, so I can give you the basic know-how for your instrument of choice! Hurry in!

Northtown Music in July

        Summer is in full swing at Northtown Music! Our event in June was a huge success. People were able to hear the talents of our Northtown Music Big Band and the Jacob Jay Jazz Quintet. And this past July 2nd, people were able to hear our Big Band perform at the River Grill, and it was also an enormous success!

        But summer isn't over yet! Make sure to catch our Northtown Music Big Band at Olcott Beach next month on August 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Come listen to great music while you tan!

        In addition to our musical events, come to Northtown Music to get a head start on the supplies your child will need for the upcoming school year in his/her band or orchestra program. Northtown Music has trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, oboes, and many more instruments to explore! Come in for a lesson or just to buy mouthpieces, reeds, books, or whatever else your child may need at fair prices. Hope to see you soon!

Northtown Music Summer Update

It's almost Summer at Northtown Music! That means that our Big Band will be performing at different venues for your entertainment pleasure, and you won't want to miss out. In case you haven't checked the Calendar yet, these are the upcoming events for Northtown Music within the next three months:

June 26th: The Northtown Music Big Band is playing at The Screening Room at 880 Alberta Drive with the Jacob Jay Jazz Quintet. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door, and the event runs from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

July 2nd: The Northtown Music Big Band is playing at The River Grill at 70 Aqua Lane from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. There's no tickets required, but you can enjoy great food while listening to great music!

August 12th: The Northtown Music Big Band will be playing at Olcott Beach from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Come listen to some great music while you tan!

Come join us at any of these events, and I hope to see you there!

Booming Business at Northtown Music

          Northtown Music is just over one year old! And I am only getting busier and busier! People are coming in from all over Western New York to check out my fair prices and quality lessons.  The wide selection of band instruments here especially attracts young students looking to get a start in their musical career, and with my experience at Hutch Tech and Buffalo Performing Arts, I'm able to match them to the perfect instruments!

          And from there, it's truly amazing to see them grow and learn how to play Classical and Jazz. I can't even begin to count the number of students that I give lessons to each week, or the amount of minor repairs I have to make to saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, flutes, oboes, and more! 

          It has been a fantastic first year of business, and I can't wait to see what is in store in 2018!

Northtown Music Update

The Northtown Music Difference!

             - Fair Prices -

Spend time looking for the best products at fair prices.

Come try out instruments & mouthpieces, new/used.

Come into Northtown Music so you can try out musical instruments and mouthpieces with former Music Educator and Northtown Store Owner, Ben Boyar.

Oboes, Bassoon, Piccolos

Clarinets: Yamaha, Bundy, Selmer, Buffet, Selmer Bass Clarinets

Soprano Saxes, Conn Bari Sax

Alto & Tenor Saxes: Bundy, Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa

Bach Strads trumpets, tr200, tr300, tr500,

Carol Brass, Bundy, Yamaha Trumpets

Trombones: Yamaha Trigger, Bach, Bundy, DOUBLE FRENCH HORN

Violins, Cellos, Violas, strings

Congas and stands, Timbales, Orchestra Bells, Drum pads and stands

Drums Sets start @ $250, Electric & Classical, Guitars & Electric Basses



March 16, Thursday - Don Petrino - Guitarist/Vocalist

of The Black and Blues Band - (Kenton Community Ed /guitar/theory/instr.)

March 21, Tuesday – Don Angelo Big Band, 7pm, store location

March 23, Thursday - Andy Bialek , Local Guitarist

March 30, Thursday - Bernard Kunz, Guitarist, from Gruvology

April 1st, SATURDAY,  8:30AM –10:30AM

JAM SESSION:  GRADES 5- 8 / Call for registration: 716-838-3835

Bach Stradivarius @ $1700, Conn Bari Saxophone @ $1000, Soprano Saxes start @ $500

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Northtown Music up coming Buffalo/Western New York Events

At Northtown Music you can take a music lesson, rent an instrument or have your instrument repaired. You can try out numerous instruments in the store with a selection of mouthpieces.


*Quick Rental / rent an instrument for $89.00 for the school year.*Lesson to Own / take a lesson and gradually own the instrument.*Repair with quick turn around or will loan you an instrument.

Ben Boyar was a music teacher for 34 years.

 He knows the instruments and will repair them in front of you.


Dec. 28th, Wednesday, Northtown Music Holiday Party, 7pm, Don Jones Quintet

Dec. 29th Thursday, Night Jam 7pm, Dan Petrino, blues guitar – all invited

Jan. 7th, Jr. Jam 8:30am-Sat. for grades 5-8 to learn how to improvise.


Northtown Music has new & used @Musical Instruments Fair Prices.

Piccolos, Flutes closed and open,

Clarinets, Bass Clarinets

Saxophones (soprano, altos, tenors and baritones saxophones)

Trumpets (Bach tr200, tr500, tr300 and more)

Trombones and Baritones,

Guitars – Keyboards - Basses

Reeds, Strings, and more.


     We have a large supply of new & used mouthpieces