Contact our staff:
By phone at: (209) 526-0347
In person: Stop by our new location at 3125 McHenry Ave. Suite F in Modesto,CA. 95350.
Kyle's cell phone#: (209) 996-9773, call or text.
Via e-mail: Kyle or Kasey
Barker's Music is Between Rumble rd. and Woodrow ave. on McHenry AVENUE.
Kyle Barker. Founder, Owner and CEO.
* Additional information is under the Kyle Barker Band via the ENTERTAINMENT link.
In 1968 Kyle started as a salesman for Sherman Clay Music, a chain of music stores founded 115 years earlier in 1853 in San Francisco,CA.
In 1969, Kyle was transferred to Sherman Clay in Modesto. Five years later Kyle opened Barker’s Music as a full line music store. In 1981 Barker’s Music secured the Yamaha franchise becoming the exclusive Yamaha dealer in the Central Valley from Stockton to Fresno. In 2016, Barkers will be celebrating 42 years of providing kids and adults of all ages the instruments, supplies and accessories to pursue their musical dreams and music professionals the tools to perform, teach and develop their musicianship.
As a musician and vocalist*, Kyle is constantly experimenting in the field with the latest Yamaha arranger/workstation, hybrid pianos, iPad controlled Disklavier E3s and Mark IVs, PA equipment and other instruments. Kyle has a unique style that includes the newest technology combined with the classic sound of the Hammond B3 organ. There are very few musicians out there who can sing, play bass with their left foot, the hammond keys and registers with their left hand, the tyros with their right hand and both the hammond and tyros volume pedals with their right foot.
Kasey (Barker) Armstrong. Sales Manager.
Kasey has been in the music business for 12 years. Kaseys exposure to music began in 1968, being Kyles daughter, Kasey has been listening and playing music her whole life. Kasey concentrates on product knowledge and providing our customers with the latest and most up to date product support and sales information that you just cannot get from a 17 year old high school senior working his first summer job at some of the larger music chains.
Kasey owns a Yamaha CVP Clavinova that both her daughters practice on at home. There is no better teaching tool available!
Kelly Barker. Guitar and pro audio specialist.
Kelly has been playing guitar since the 1980's,PG (pre-grunge). His first guitar was a purple Hondo. Kelly was taught by well known instructors, John Backum and Darin Morris. Kelly has attended many manufacturer seminars (Crate,Yamaha, Mackie, Ampeg and Peavey) and technical courses over the years and has an unrivaled knowledge of PA equipment, stage setup and mic-ing. Whether its for your church, family reunion, first gig or last minute PA rental, Kelly can make it happen, quickly and professionally. Kelly also has over 20 years experience moving pianos for carpet and flooring moves, private sales, donations or family piano moves. Call Barkers Music and ask for Kelly or for your used piano move or Pro Audio info or rental needs.