Music Flows Through Us

Celebrating Music Since 1970

We at Lake Music are dedicated to helping you ace the art of playing your favourite musical instrument while connecting your soul with the music world.


to Lake Music!

Lake Music was founded in 1970 by Sid Smither. As a third-generation musician, he was set on a career as an opera singer. Unfortunately, a surgery that didn’t go well for him, closed that door. Instead of losing hope, Sid worked hard to open his own music store. Now Lake Music continues another third-generation family tradition: music education.

Over the last 51 years, Lake Music has served as a hub for musical instruction and mentoring. So much so that we are now seeing grandchildren of students who once learned music at Lake Music!

In 2013, Sid Smither suddenly passed away leaving behind the music store he built and the community he loved so much. Rather than see Lake Music close, Sid’s son, Tim Smither, did everything possible to keep the music store alive. As the pandemic hit us in 2020, Tim quarantined himself at Lake Music to understand the business. By June, he was ready to leave his job of nearly 20 years to work at Lake Music full time.

What we do

Music Lessons

Love music?
Want to ace the art of playing at least one instrument? Then be a part of Lake Music’s assortment of music lessons designed for people of all ages. We come with an accumulated experience of 50 years and teach guitar, violin, piano, drum and more.

Hire Bands

Groove on the beats of some amazing tunes and foot-tapping rhythms of popular bands from and around Lake Oswego. Watch them play as you shake a leg with your loved ones by booking your favourite band for your celebrations, weddings, birthdays, parties and more.

Instrument Rental & Sale

Nurture the musician inside you as you rent or buy high-quality instruments from us to kickstart your music journey. We have a wide variety of instruments that are available for rent and to buy. Some instruments that are available: guitar, banjo, keyboard, violin and mandolin.

Instrument Repair

Broke a string or key? Don’t worry as we have you covered. Lake Music is home to some of the best instrument experts who are well-acquainted with the various parts of all forms of instruments. Your instrument will be in safe hands and handed back to you like new.

Curated Music Experience

We put our heart and soul into giving you the best musical moments

Lake Music Gallery

Glimpses of memorable moments captured with our students, teachers,
studio, campus, events and more


Here’s what people have to say about Lake Music

“Lake music has always focused on supporting their customer’s musical needs. Great follow through. Love the team there.”


Carl Johnson

“Great second generation lake Oswego family neighbourhood store offering friendly staff, private teachers, repairs,  instruments to rent or buy, sheet music, free parking or more. “

Mary Ann Coggins Kaza

“Love this place. Very nice people. Fast repairs very fair prices !”
Jennifer Moser