Dawsons Music Reading

65 Caversham Road

Free Car Parking at the rear of the store.

Monday9.30 - 17.30Tuesday9.30 - 17.30
Opening Times
Monday 9.30 - 17.30
Tuesday 9.30 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 9.30 - 17.30
Friday 9.30 - 17.30
Saturday 9.30 - 17.30
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Reading Music Shop

The town of Reading is a place with strong ties to the world of music, despite its modest size. The town has been host to the huge Reading music festival for decades, and until recently, the WOMAD festival. As a result of these long-standing, major musical events, music is ‘in the blood’ of the people of Reading, and the very healthy local music scene is a testament to that. As befits the host to one of the UK’s biggest music festivals, our Reading store is the biggest store Dawsons currently has. The aircraft-hanger sized space is home to just about everything a musician may need, conveniently with ample free parking available at the rear.


The massive guitar wall to the right of the store entrance has been known to make mouths fall open. This impressive, treasure trove of guitars is furnished with a huge selection of electric guitars and bass guitars from Gibson and Epiphone, with everything from beginners’ instruments through to Custom Shop collectors’ items. These share the space with an equally impressive range from Fender, Ibanez, Gretsch, ESP, PRS and many more. Acoustic guitars are also well represented, with a wide selection of models from Taylor, Gibson, Takamine, Yamaha, Farida, Fender Epiphone and more. The store features two state-of-the-art demo rooms, soon to be air-conditioned.

Recording & DJ Equipment

For those whose approach to music is a bit more electronic, or for those looking to record their own music, a healthy selection of hi-tech and recording equipment is available. DJ equipment is available from key brands such as Pioneer, Numark and Native Instruments in this impressive store. A wide range of audio interfaces from Focusrite, Roland, Alesis, Apogee and more are stocked along with controller keyboards from Novation, Alesis, Roland and many more besides. These share the space with a range of microphones from SE, Rode, Shure and Samson, with studio monitors by brands such as KRK and Yamaha, plus just about anything else you may need to record.

Pianos & Keyboards

For keyboard and piano players, we probably have the best piano department is the UK. Our acoustic piano department features some beautiful Yamaha upright and grand pianos. For digital pianos, we are the only stockist in the UK to offer the full range of Roland digital pianos, along with a wide selection from Yamaha (including the full Clavinova range) and Kawai. To cater for those who like to programme and tweak their own sounds, Dawsons Reading has a wide selection of Synthesisers from brands such as Roland, Korg, Nord and more.

At the centre of the store is a huge Roland Planet. This is home to nearly every Roland musical product currently available, on display and available to demo. In addition, a fully trained member of Roland staff is on hand to answer any questions relating to these products.

Dawsons Reading also stocks a selection of PA products, along with orchestral instruments and a huge selection of accessories. The Reading store is home to one of our music schools. Here, students can take lessons to learn how to play the guitar, keyboards or drums.

The store is a short walk from Reading train station, but for those driving to the store, it has a large, Free Car Park located at the rear of the store.

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Dawsons Music School Reading

For those looking for music lessons, the Reading store has a music school situated right in the store, providing lessons in Guitar, Keyboard, Piano and Drums, the teachers following the popular Rockschool, Yamaha and Trinity teaching courses (dependent on instrument). Aside from the superb range of stock, and excellent teaching facilities, the expert team at Reading are always on hand, happy to provide advice, and share their wealth of knowledge and experience, whether you are just starting to play, are looking to upgrade or are just in need of some help and don’t know where to start.