The Magic of Music

Our primary motivation for opening the Porch Music Store was to encourage more people to play music – young, old and any age in between. It is our great joy to be experiencing placing the first instrument in someone’s hands, then helping them nurture their musical abilities. Some of our customers and students are re-connecting with instruments they set aside long ago. As we see the notes on the page making sense and chords sounding sweet, it is great shared


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Artistic Fun at the Store…coming soon

The Porch Music Store is growing into a place where musicians gather, drop in, and hopefully find what they need. That’s what music stores do. But our vision is to be something a little more and a little different. We would like it to be the place that showcases musical folk artists. We’re planting those seeds and making those connections. What’s a musical folk artist? Broadly, it’s someone who makes art that is musical related. Specifically, we’re most interested in


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Not An Ordinary Music Store

The Porch Music Store is not your ordinary music store and we’re not trying to be. Yes, we will stock common items musicians needs – strings, cleaning supplies, reeds, drum sticks – and if we don’t have it, we can order it. But our mission is to encourage grass roots musical endeavors. We really started on the front porch sharing sing-alongs with friends and neighbors. That led to building single string canjo’s, cigar box or tin ukuleles and encouraging young


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GRAND OPENING!

This Saturday – September 17 from 10:30am to 3 – we’re celebrating with our Grand Opening at 409 13th Street in Franklin! Looking back over the past 4 years, I’m absolutely amazed to be actually opening a storefront. Just a little over 4 years ago, we were sitting on Holly’s front porch doing simple sing alongs with friends and neighbors. That motivated me to find fun, easy to play instruments for those who joined us. Soon, I was making canjos and


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Coloring Contest Winners

The six winners of the Porch Music Store Coloring Contest at Forest Area Schools have been chosen! Entries were divided into two groups based on the two schools who participated – West Forest and East Forest. West Forest School had 44 entrants and East Forest School had 31 entrants, coming to a total of 75 entrants! Each child who participated colored the “JoJo goes tent camping” coloring page from the Porch Music Store website, featuring JoJo with his canjo and


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Columbus Washboard Factory

      Soon Porch Music Store will carry our own branded washboards!! If you’re ever in Logan, Ohio, be sure to take a tour of the Columbus Washboard factory!     Below is a very nice video telling their story. Diane was our tour guide and Lisa showed us how they assemble the washboards. Throughout our tour, I was fascinated by the 100+ year old machinery – much of which is still used to manufacture the washboards. The ones


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JoJo Loves To Camp

JoJo loves to sit by the fire and sing songs with his friends.  Spring is just around the corner and soon it will be time for camping fun. Coloring is fun for all ages, email a copy of your completed coloring page along with your name, youth or adult, and where you are from to porchmusicstore@gmail.com – and we will be sure to showcase your page on our website. Click on the link below to download the PDF version of the JoJo goes Camping Color


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Color the World with Music

Canjo JoJo loves to color so Porch Music Store coloring pages are now available for free download from our site. Join JoJo and friends as they sing, camp, play in the rain and visit Birdie’s tree house. Watch for announcements of new pages. Color the world with music! Click on the links below to download the PDF version of the coloring book pages: JoJo goes Camping Playing in the Rain Singing with Birdie Coloring is fun for all ages, email a


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Quick Video About Us

We carry fun affordable folk instruments such as the ukulele, the banjo and the strum stick along with many of the strings you might need, picks and tuners.  But we are best known for the canjo, its’ a single stringed instrument easy to to learn to play.  There is also a tin version of it.  We also build cigarbox ukuleles and tin ukuleles.  Visit us on Facebook and vist our website: porchmusicstore.com  


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