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CVA Member Profile: The Sweet Sounds Of Carlsbad Village Music & The Village Vibe

Blog Post - October 27, 2020

Category: What's New

Carlsbad Village Music & The Village Vibe is one of those small businesses you love to have in your downtown.  They are so much more than just a music store. Women-owned and family-run, Carlsbad Village Music & The Village Vibe is a place for everyone, with or without musical ability; and they are all about community. 

Carlsbad Village Music is a unique boutique music school and retail shop selling everything from guitars and amplifiers to violins and ukulele’s to banjos, keyboards, and harmonicas. They even sell didgeridoos. Their instrument rental and rent to own program is ideal for beginners and those searching for their next favorite instrument. And did we mentioned that they also provide instrument repair services?
Carlsbad Village Music is proud to be an exclusive distributor of Fender guitars, the musical instrument synonymous with all things rock n’ roll. An American icon, Fender was founded in Southern California over 70 years ago, and their electric, acoustic, and bass guitars are now available right here in downtown Carlsbad. 

The Carlsbad Village Music school provides lessons both onsite, in person, and online. Their virtual capabilities were honed as soon as the health pandemic hit allowing the instructors to continue working with their students. Now they are also back in-person and safer than ever. They teach most instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, violin, viola, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, and harmonic. All ages are welcome and adults who have never played an instrument before are highly encouraged.

While everyone loves music, the owner, Janine Thomas, understands that not everyone plays music. Yet. That is why she created The Village Vibe. A go-to staple for unique gifts, you can find everything from clothing and handbags to jewelry and candles there. Gift cards, journals, inspirational items, Carlsbad-branded items, and even antique and collectible items inspired by music are available with new items added regularly.

Carlsbad Village Music & The Village Vibe is a beautifully appointed store with something for everyone. It is a place you can visit over and over again and find something new each time. It is a place you can find musical inspiration and feel like you are part of the community. Come visit! It will put a song in your heart. Connect with them in-store at 505 Carlsbad Village Drive or online at