If you have occasioned to drive by Streetsville Village Square recently, you may have noticed the installation of an attractive, informative new sign. With the closure of longstanding denizen Strings Attached it is good to see that the presence of music will continue in the Square with the opening of Main Street Music.
Enthusiastic father and son duo, Uday and Nikhil Shetty, are the proprietors of this rejuvenated location and are excited to be undertaking this venture. The Grand Opening replete with live music performances is scheduled for December 1, 2018, but they are already open for business and will be actively participating in the Christmas Market taking place November 23-24. Lessons, sheet music, and guitars and drums are all available now with future plans for expanding the selection of instruments and to also include new and used vinyl records.
The location between Second Cup and Murphy’s Ice Cream is a familiar one for musicians of all levels of proficiency and its rejuvenation will add a degree of vibrancy to the Village Square to keep it a hub of community activity.
It is this fresh energy which Uday Shetty, a retired civil engineer, sees as being the key to establishing and growing the business. He intends to explore a variety of ways to make the store a focal point and musical centre for the town including community outreach and hosting performances under the marquee. Shetty believes in building trust with clientele by providing knowledgeable, friendly service and fostering a positive outlook generally. The enjoyment of life is enhanced by the ability to play an instrument
While the father concentrates on the business aspects, it is the son, Nikhil, who brings the passion and musical chops to the fore. Nikhil is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, producer, and songwriter who may be recognisable from his performing at many of the local pubs in various bands. He is currently putting the finishing touches on an as yet to be titled recording of his own under his stage name of KTB (www.KillTheBurr.com), expected to be released in the coming months.
Amongst his years of previous experience was a period of retailing musical instruments at a well-known chain. He found that he wanted to emphasize the personal relationship with, and attention to, his customers that wasn’t always the focus at the old store. His eagerness to create music and share his talents so that others may release their inner Stevie Ray Vaughn or Quest Love is contagious, as is the vibe from the seven other instructors.
If you’re is in the market for a new guitar or have wondered about enrolling your child in music lessons, make sure you drop by Main Street Music to have a look about and a chat with Uday and Nikhil. They’ll let you know the score.