About Us

John Ingram and Bernhard Brauns have been doing business as Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe in Modesto and the surrounding area since 1985.(See Modesto Bee article “Music Men” dated July 26, 2004)

We have 2 stores, one in Modesto and one in Pleasanton.  Our original location in Modesto is a state of the art full service repair facility that services many of the professional players in the area and all over the United States.  Both of our stores carry a full line of instruments from all of the major manufacturers, including: Yamaha, Getzen, Conn, Selmer, Ludwig, Deagan, Yanagisawa, Musser, Bach, Gretsch, Hohner, Zildjian and many others.  We also carry a fine selection of sheet music.


Download: Rental Contract 

Rental Program

As a major part of Ingram & Brauns’ commitment to fully supporting your child’s musical experience, we offer an attractive rental program that enables you to provide your child with a CLEAN, QUALITY instrument at an affordable rate. We offer both used and new instruments to rent which have been professionally adjusted and play-tested.

You may rent the instrument for any length of time after the initial rental period of two months. Each rental payment is applied to the purchase price of the instrument. A bonus discount is available for purchasing the instrument within the first 90 days. For the first year after the first 90 days, you will receive a 35% discount off the remaining balance. After the first year, you will receive a 10% discount off the unpaid balance at the time of purchase. Up to twelve months of rental credit may be applied to the purchase of another instrument of equal or greater value. (For string instruments, all of your rent is applicable towards a larger instrument of the same type.)

To avoid any late fees, your account must be current. For your convenience and to avoid late fees, we offer an auto-charge program in which we automatically deduct your rental payment on the 15th of the month. If you wish to discontinue the rental, just return the instrument to any of our locations provided that your account is current.

In addition, we also provide an optional service contract which covers accidental damage or loss due to theft, or fire. (a police report will be required)

Download: Rental Contract 


At Ingram & Brauns, we offer a wide selection of NEW and USED instruments for beginning through professional-level musicians plus a large assortment of accessories.

We will always try to match or beat any price from a valid source. Just ask one of our sales staff.

Check our our ever-growing music selection as well. If you don’t see something, just ask; we’ll do everything possible to get it for you.


Here at Ingram & Brauns, we offer individual and group lessons. We have over 40 teachers teaching over 850 students each week at our Pleasanton location. Check out the instructors page to see a list of our teachers and contact information. Lessons are usually once a week for 30 minutes, and they range between 30-40 dollars per lesson.


We offer certified expert repair with excellent turn-around. Estimates are given upon request.

If your child is having difficulties playing his or her instrument, the instrument may need minor adjustments. Bring in your instrument for service and our technicians can usually have your instrument adjusted and back to you within 2-3 days.

We are also an authorized repair facility for many of the major manufacturers and Co-Owner Bernhard Brauns is specially trained to work with Straubinger flute pads.