About Tim Chaapel
After graduating from Bloomfield in 1977, Tim continued onto college where he received a degree from Morrisville State College. Tim is a licensed musical instrument repairman. Tim is a musician himself in which he plays bass in a jazz duo and folk trio  along with electric guitar, fiddle, and mandolin in another bands. 
Tim and his wife Denise have grown the business substantially over the years, committed to and supporting music in the community. As long time supporters of anything Musical whether it be from the school Music programs, to the 1000's of students that have passed through the business doors or Sponsoring Local concerts it still gives us a thrill to see budding musicians from all ages develop and enjoy a musical instrument.

In The Beginning

Supporting Music in the Community

mobile music

Mobile Music 163 South Main Street-Canandaigua, NY 14424  (585) 394-0296
Monday-Friday 10-7,  Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-3


Tim started his business in the back of van with a work bench and would travel to different clients to repair instruments and tune pianos. A few years later, Tim and his wife decided to settle down and open a full line music store and also provide music lessons of all instruments to hundreds of students for all ages. Over 34 years of business, Mobile Music is still located in downtown Canandaigua, where it continues to grows. 

Mobile Music is a family owned, full-line music store located at 163 South Main Street in Canandaigua. They have been serving Downtown Canandaigua since 1980, specializing in Instrument Repairs, Band and String Instrument Rentals, Music Education and ALL your musical needs. 

Mobile Music provides almost 300 private lessons to students on a weekly basis, with 14 professional Educators on staff. Tim Chaapel, owner of Mobile Music and a Certified Musical Instrument Repair Technician, has been servicing 48 schools all over the area each week for over 34 years with instruments, repairs, and accessories. ​