Banks Musicroom
18 Lendal
Tel: 01904 658836
Fax: 01904 629547
Email: sales@banksmusic.co.uk
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
9.00am to  5.30pm
11.00am to  5.00pm
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Banks Music is without doubt the UK's premier music shop. Founded in 1756 it shares a birthday with Mozart and is now in its third century of music retailing. Located just 200 yards away from York Minster on the side of the river Ouse Banks Music has over 10,000 sq. feet of retail space. Set out over multiple floors in the very centre of York Banks Music is synonomus with music retail throughout England.

We have a staff of 25 music professionals with over 150 years of combined experience that will take you every step of the way from novice to virtuoso; with our vast range of musical instruments, sheet music and passion for the arts.


We stock comprehensive range of sheet music for every player, from vocal groups to Symphony Orchestras, rock guitarists to classical pianists via brass bands and string quartets. If it is in print then we will be able to supply it for you wherever you are.

We stock an extensive range of digital pianos and keyboards from both Casio and Yamaha. Our Yamaha piano showroom in our basement houses the full range of Yamaha Clavinova pianos, PSR-S series keyboards, Tyros 5 and the unique NU1 hybrid digital piano.

Our guitar department has the broadest selection of high end brands in the city centre with a great range of Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Fender always available, as well as more affordable guitars from Epiphone, Squier, Tanglewood and Puretone. We also have a wide range of ukuleles from £20 beginner instruments up to professional level ukuleles.

On our first floor we have an extensive range of orchestral instruments from the likes of Yamaha, Trevor James, Buffet and Stentor.

In addition to this we also stock cutting edge digital drum kits, home studio equipment from the likes of Focusrite and every accessory that a musician could need.


No matter where you are in the country or what it is that you are looking for our fast and efficient mail order service can cater to your every need. We can send parcels all over the world so don’t worry if you can't get to us, we can get it to you.