About Palen Music Center
Palen Music Center in Springfield, opened in 1967, is the oldest operating Palen Music Center location. It represents a major step toward the Palen family’s vision for a family-friendly music store, founded by educators and providing for local student musicians.
Visit us just South of the Battlefield Mall McDonald's restaurant (behind the Galleria Shopping Center). Here, you can buy and sell gear, rent band and orchestra instruments, take music lessons, get a tune-up for your guitar, and so much more. On top of it all, we offer a local reputation, over 50 years old where they treat you like family, have expert service at a fair price. Come find out what a difference it makes. Let Palen Music in Springfield be your store for all things music.
Products at Palen Music Center
Find instruments and accessories for all budgets and skill levels at Palen Music Center in Springfield. Step through our doors and see electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, drum sets, and electronics for recording and live sound. While you’re here, plug in and play on our selection of amps and pedals, or grab a pair of drumsticks and give us your best fill.
If you have questions about any of our products, please speak to a member of our expert staff. Alongside our competitive pricing, we also offer financing options.
Musical Instrument Rentals
Springfield schools boast award-winning music programs, and most of them choose Palen Music Center for their band instrument rentals. Our rental program is designed with families in mind — it’s 100% interest-free, requires no deposit, offers great monthly rates, and more. For no additional charge, we’ll even deliver the instrument straight to your student’s school.
For more information on our rental program or to start renting right away, please visit our location or rent online now.
Music Instrument Lessons
Springfield’s music scene is booming, and it’s your turn to become a part of it with music lessons from Palen Music Center. From competitive concert, jazz, and marching bands, to orchestras, touring acts, and open mics, there’s a chance for everyone to take the stage and put on a show in town.
Each of our instructors takes to heart our mission to make everyone feel like family. They are qualified to instruct students of all age groups and proficiency levels for most instruments, so don’t be shy about picking an instrument up for the first time or being a bit rusty.
As a family-friendly business, we cater to a range of tastes, but sometimes nothing beats the classics. Find instruments and accessories from reputable makers such as Fender, Gibson, PRS, Martin, Taylor, Yamaha, Marshall, Vox, Korg, Roland, Gretsch, Pearl, Zildjian, and so much more. Stop by our store or give us a call with any questions you have about the brands we carry!
We pride ourselves on exceptional service and great pricing, and our customers notice! Here’s what they’re saying about us:
"Great music selections on guitars, bass, drums, and accessories."
- Kevin Kimble
"Palen Music Center is a wonderful place to purchase instruments of the highest quality"
- Priscilla Andrews
"Great customer service... great selection."
- Jerry Grace
Best gear with the absolute best prices."
“Great store! Super friendly staff!”
- Ron Podovich
“Fantastic customer service here in Springfield, MO. They know their guitars and electronics inside and out. They're very friendly and personable too, something that bigger stores like Guitar Center seem to lack. Also a great selection of affordable guitars like Epiphone & PRS SE, and higher end models like Gibson, PRS, and Fender.
Palen's >>>>>> Competition”
- Mitchell Waters
We value the feedback of all our customers, and we’d love to hear from you, too. Stop by our Springfield location and let us prove our reviewers right. For the best in all things music in Springfield, visit Palen Music Center.