To promote the value and the making of music within the community, especially for the young and to serve as the one-stop for musical requirements with the best no-excuses professional support and service. The original JOHNNY THOMPSON MUSIC, home to the Underground Musician, Club de Musicos, and Musician's Praise Club is the one stop choice for musicians and bands throughout Southern California as well as churches, students, teachers and schools.

Contact Details

  City Monterey Park, CA
  Zip Code 91755
  Address 222 East Garvey Aven
  Phone Number (626) 280-8783

From Our Website

We are your essential student-support music center.* We work for you. Johnny's team of professional workers is essential because of our year-round support for the school districts, teachers, students and parents; relying on our critical supportive infrastructure. We provide music instructional publications, accessories, supplies and instrument sales, in-store and online music lessons networking, rentals and in-house timely repairs of all musical instruments/equipment types. When schools close, students cannot take school instruments home.

Originally established in 1953 by Bob Crooks, Standel began as a boutique electronics company, specializing in hi-end, professional guitar amplifiers. Today, over 50 years later, we are proud to continue Bob's legacy in offering what are among the finest musical instrument amplifers, past or present.

MUSIC LEARNING from our community's network of independent music teacher affiliates; most musical instrument instructions, voice, music theory, composing, DIY home studio recording! Please call us or email us here to help you connect with available teachers.

Do you have an old guitar or an old family musical treasure that had been neglected for too long, and you'd like to bring it back to life? Or perhaps you bought a cheap new musical instrument that's just "too junky" to play well or play in tune? Let us check it out; this may cost you much less than having to replace the instrument with a brand new one!

There were numerous popular recording and touring artists that came to our music center for various needs. As part of Concert One Stop, we also provided traveling professional sound system service for many more artists, including Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dr. John - The Night Tripper, Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Deep Purple, John Mayall Blues Band, Albert Collins, Linda Ronstadt, Blood Sweat and Tears, Seals and Croft, Kenny Loggins from Alhambra, Elton John in Hawaii, Elvis Presley's classic Aloha from Hawaii concert broadcast worldwide by satellite and more!

We serve students in schools all over Southern California. We have a large variety of instruments that have been expertly checked out and by our in-house repair department. All rentals are guaranteed to be in easy-play condition at affordable prices. JTM offer the largest selection of rental instruments including hard-to-find and USA made.