Valley Music is a decent source for music related items, but has no characteristics that place it above the rest. The prices are high and the selection is small. George, the owner of Valley Music, knows his stuff. He does, however, have an irritating tendency to talk for long periods of time. Valley Music is not the place to shop if you wish for a speedy transaction. The instrument repair service is severely lacking. The job completed and the customer is charged without any information given on what was actually done to the instrument. I had one experience with a broken clarinet. I knew some pads needed replacing and so I asked for it to be fixed. The small job Cost me over $70, despite the fact that the problem continued to display itself. When I questioned what repairs were done, I was not given a straightforward answer.