Banko's Music

Banko's Music


Sorry to hear about this Joe!!
Jazz Jam last night was delightful as always! Come on down next week, need some horns!
Bands! Solo artists! Duos/Trios!
Podcasters! Audiobook Narrators!!


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We are open for your holiday music lessons, instrumental and service needs! Low exposure to crowds and curbside service is available! Help a sweet hometown shop with a long history in business!
From the 70s.
The open night mics a Banko's are truly a WONDERFUL COMMUNITY SERVICE. There are SO few opportunities for young musicians to practice their craft and get a chance to perform with other musicians many of world class caliber-
and for FREE no less- BRAVO to the folks at Banko's Music! The folks at WTNH News 8 should hear of this!
MUSICIANS WANTED! Make Music Waterbury, is looking for bands as well as solo/duo acts to perform. All genres, all ages, all experience levels are invited to join us for an all-day celebration of music in Downtown Waterbury on Friday, June 21.
From yesterday's free kid jam. We all had great time.
Tickets available now. once payment is received we will mail them out directly to you...

Serving valley musicians since 1955, Bankos Music provides music lessons for all ages and skill leve

Serving valley musicians since 1955, Bankos Music provides new and used instruments, instrument rentals, instrument repairs, accessories and music lessons.

Operating as usual


Shelton Day
Vendor and Sponsor registration online now at

Home page - SheltonDay Shelton Day is a celebration of all things Shelton, and features local musicians, crafter booths, food trucks and other fun attractions.


Final day at Banko’s tomorrow. Everything half off.


Big GOB sale starts tomorrow.
Update: no jam. Not enough interest.


I regret to announce that Banko’s Music is now closed. I’m proud to have kept it open for six years, and I’m deeply sorry that I couldn’t do it forever.

We will re-open, briefly, for a clearance sale and some farewell jams -- watch this space for details.

I want to thank each of you for keeping music alive. Keep it up. Stay in touch.

Joe Shapiro


Banko's music will be closed indefinitely due to frozen/burst pipes.


Due to the high COVID positivity rate in CT, Banko's will be closed starting Thursday January 6, 2022, until this wave of the pandemic passes.

We thank you for your understanding and we hope to be back soon.

Watch this space for updates.


No jam tomorrow
dec 21


NO JAM ON 12/14/2021.
Jam will return 12/21/2021.


Closed Thursday 11/25 and Friday 11/26 for Thanksgiving. Open Saturday 11/27.


Music Lessons.
Half the price of therapy and twice as effective.


Learn to play Sax better.
Sax lessons available most afternoons, and Saturday morning.


Learn to play guitar better.
Guitar lessons available most afternoons.


Learn to sing better.
Vocal lessons available Monday afternoons.

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Help Derby-Shelton Rotary and Liberty Bank support local food banks.

Rotary Working With Liberty Bank on Thanksgiving Drive – Derby-Shelton Rotary Rotary Working With Liberty Bank on Thanksgiving DriveOctober 14, 2021  in Grants / News (updated on October 14, 2021)   Committee members Rosemary Allen, Joe Shapiro, Julie Blakeman and Betsey Doane are brightening Thanksgiving for others This Thanksgiving, let’s be a special type of kind… Le...


Wanna Learn to sing better?
Vocal Lessons Available.


Banko's music is proud to sponsor a weekly jazz jam every Tuesday evening from 7-10 pm. All jazz fans (musicians and avid listeners) are welcome.

A four piece house band featuring paid professional musicians plays the opening set from 7-8.

From 8-10 we open the jam to all instrumentalists and vocalists. Call your favorite jazz tunes and our house band will make you sound even better! Bankos supplies a keyboard, piano, drums, mics and pizza.

Suggested $10 donation helps defray the cost of the house band and food.

You must be fully vaccinated to attend the jam and masks are required except when playing a wind instrument. We all eagerly await the day when this is no longer necessary.

We look forward to jammin' with you Tuesday night!


Closed Monday 9/6 in observance of Labor Day.


You must be fully vaccinated to attend the jazz jam. Mask are still required, except when playing wind instruments.

We all look forward to the day when this is no longer necessary.


Jazz Jam Tonight! 7-10pm


Banko's will be closed Monday 7/5 in observance of Independence Day.


Jazz Jam resumes July 6
more details in comments


We will be closed Monday,
May 31, for Memorial day


Not to start a controversy but since most of our students are too young to get vaccinated, we will continue to require masks while at Banko’s. We appreciate your cooperation.


Good lesson slots still Available! Piano, Guitar, Drums, Strings, Brass, Wind, Vocal


Closed today 2/18 due to snow.


Closed for Labor Day


Learn Piano
Learn Sax
Learn Guitar
Learn Vocals


Open for lessons! Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Trumpet, Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Strings.


Open again at last!
Lessons, Sales, Rentals, Repairs.

New hours:
M-F 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please see our safety measures at


Holiday schedule
Closed 12/24,25,31 and 1/1


Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends!


New shipment of Ukes!! Great holiday gifts. Solid colors $39.99, Graphics $47, Also solid wood $69-$89. Get ‘em while they last!

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Serving valley musicians since 1955, Banko’s Music provides music lessons, accessories, repairs, and other gear by special order.

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Sherry drove the Banko's van- Joe sang - Lorena waived ! Ansonia parade on Sunday
Kids and 🎻 🎸 instruments. Just listen to the little girl on that 🎹 The STOMP Awards after party :-)@bankosfoundation ......
A view from beneath... Have you joined us on Instagram? @bankos_music See you there!....#guitar #guitars #drumset #drums...
Nice! This young musician started playing 2 weeks ago! We're proud of our students and teachers! Thanks also to our teac...
It’s almost like being at Banko’s
Tuesday jazz jam
Joe and Nat - America Cover - Ovation Guitars
Naugatuck High School winter percussion show. So proud of our local music students!!




360 E Main Street
Ansonia, CT

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 6pm
Tuesday 3pm - 6pm
Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
Thursday 3pm - 6pm
Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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