About us

Meet the Owner


H. Patrick Balakian

graduated from Fresno State and taught for many years in the Fresno and Clovis School Districts.  He started the Selma Band Festival while he was band director at Selma High School. Patrick is a member of East Fresno Kiwanas and other non profit organizations in the Fresno area.  You can also find him at all of the Fresno State Bulldogs home football games! Additionally, he composed two of the greatest high-school songs of Fresno:

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Patrick’s Music… Etc. offers a wide selection of instruments, hardware, accessories, method books, and sheet music to purchase. Whether it is for band or orchestra, solo or ensemble, rock band or jazz band, all of your musical needs will be met! If there is ever something you are looking for and we do not have it in the shop, we will order it for you!

Lessons for All Ages!

Patrick’s Music School is the largest music school in the Central Valley with hundreds of students enrolled. It’s never too late to start learning an instrument. Our students range from children to retirees, as the sign out front says: “Music Lessons for Ages 5 to 95!” Lessons are available Monday through Saturday, and offer lessons for all of the instruments found in band and orchestra, as well as rock, jazz, and more!

We Can Fix it!

In addition to everything else we do, we also offer Instrument Rental for those who are exploring new instruments. On top of that, Patrick’s Music has a Repair Department in-store that can handle all of your repair needs. We repair all band instruments as well as string instruments, guitars and more!

Rent Now, Buy Later

Unsure of what instrument is right for you? No problem! Here at Patrick’s Music, we have a wide selection of band and orchestra instruments available for rent today, including: violins, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, snare/bell kits, and MORE. Not only can you rent out these instruments, but we also have a purchasing program as well! The longer you rent with us, the more money goes to a new instrument of the same type. Call or stop by today for more info!