Astoria Music 

34-17 28th Avenue Astoria, N.Y. 11103  (718) 204-0400

About The Store

Astoria Music is a successfully run family business serving the Tri-State area since 1922. Astoria Music was always, and is, currently owned by a musician, and still in business for over 93 years. We know and understand the very special needs of “ALL” musicians, and special care is taken toward the professional and future musicians of all ages.

Astoria Music has a large variety of  products and services including: instrument sales, accessories, replacement parts, strings for all instruments, (including hard to find ones), one of the best music schools anywhere, books and sheet music, and a repair department second to none.
Astoria Music also accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.



Astoria Music has always been located at its original location since it first opened its doors in the spring of 1922. Its actual physical address was
35-19 Grand Avenue Astoria, N.Y. Zone 3. Grand Avenue was eventually changed to 30th Avenue several years later.
As of November 2015 Astoria Music has moved to its "NEW" location at.
34-17 28th Avenue Astoria, N.Y. 11103

The original owners were the Badgetakis family who came from Greece several years earlier, all of whom were musicians. During the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, Astoria Music was not only a music store, it was also a straight to vinyl recording studio and record shop. Hundreds of famous musicians have either come in to record or to buy merchandise. There are many, but here are just  a few.

Early Music Greats In Astoria Music

Tony Bennett, Jimmy Rushing, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Junior Mance, Milt Jackson, Lenny Tristano, Bix Beiderbecke, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Buck Clayton, Cannonball Adderly, Woody Herman, Clarence Williams, Eva Taylor, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Mercer Ellington, Lena Horne, Ethel Merman, Illinois Jacquet, Charlie Mingus, Russell Jacquet, James P Johnson, Lester Young, Milt Hinton, Count Basie, Jimmy Heath, Nat Adderly, Benny Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Phil Schaap, Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, Percy Heath, John Coltrane.


In the 1960’s the grandson, John Badget, also a musician took over the business till 1982. In March of 1982 the business was bought by the current owner, George Phillips, who is also a musician and of Greek descent. After so many years, we must still be doing something right.

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