Careers at The Music Shoppe

The Music Shoppe is looking for highly motivated individuals to help the business grow. Started in 1961, The Music Shoppe served the needs of Bloomington-Normal's music community. Today we have three locations in Normal, Champaign, and Springfield, and our community stretches from I-80 south to Effingham.

The heart of our business is band & orchestra; The Music Shoppe works with over 400 schools across Illinois. We also carry guitars, drums, sound equipment, pianos, print music, and more. Additionally, we have the area's largest repair department and lesson studios. We truly are a one-stop shoppe for any musician.

The Music Shoppe has become the area's first choice for all-things-music due to our exceptional staff. As we look to expand upon the quality of our service, we are seeking talented, self-motivated individuals. 


Open Positions



Orchestral String Luthier - Normal, IL

The Music Shoppe, a NAMM Top 100 dealer and long-standing member of NASMD, is seeking an experienced orchestral string luthier for the Normal, Illinois location.  Serving downstate Illinois since 1961, The Music Shoppe has a history of excellent repair service and support for orchestral string musicians.

The home of Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington-Normal is a vibrant source of repair business with 2 outstanding Schools of Music, numerous professional players and teachers, and orchestral programs in all public and some private schools. The community is diverse and arts supportive;  large enough to offer many amenities, and only 2 hours from Chicago or St. Louis for broader offerings in music and the arts. 

The Music Shoppe offers a generous benefits program and exceptional support of our technicians.  We’d love to talk with you and answer questions you may have! Please address resumes, cover letters, and questions to joy (at) themusicshoppe (dot) com.



Bass Teacher (Independent Contractor) - Normal, IL

The Music Shoppe of Normal is looking for an experienced bass guitar teacher for our in-store lesson studio.


  • Degree in music or equivalent professional experience with focus on bass 
  • Previous experience teaching private lessons at a beginner & intermediate level
  • Must be able to pass a background check


  • As an independent contractor, you will be responsible for setting and maintaining your schedule.
  • Maintain a clean and professional workspace and appearance.
  • Design individualized lesson plans for students


  • Flexible schedule - you choose when you teach
  • You set your rate for lessons
  • Teacher discount on gear

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to joy (at) themusicshoppe (dot) com