History

Kitarakellari was established in Kauniainen, Finland, in 2012. The shop is located in the cellar of a building and they sell guitars, which is how the name was derived. (Kitara = guitar and kellari = cellar) The company is in the business of buying, selling and trading new and used gear.

The shop has a custom/repair shop where you can have your instruments fixed or have them build you a custom instrument.

As of September 2017, Kitarakellari offers music lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, or music theory.

Our location

Kitarakellari Oy
Kirkkotie 15 K 1
02700 Kauniainen

We are located under the local pharmacy (apteekki).

Meet the Kitarakellari Team:

Tim Weckman

CEO and Founder

Tim Weckman Tel: 040 162 2985

Tim Weckman is the CEO and founder of Kitarakellarin. He is always on site during business hours.

He fixes and builds stringed instruments.

Outside Kitarakellari hours, he loves to fix and build cars.

Please feel free to contact Tim by phone during business hours: 040 1622985

You can also email him at info (at) kitarakellari.fi

Jose Bernardo

CDO (Webmaster + Teacher)

Jose Bernardo Tel: 044 9241675

Jose Bernardo is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. He joined Kitarakellari in July 2017, as webmaster and music instructor.

He began his formal music education in 1988, at the Pop/Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Songwriting from Berklee in 2002 and a Master Certificate in Guitar Performance from Berklee’s online extension school in 2014.

From 2007 - 2015, Jose was based in Hong Kong where he taught guitar, ukulele, bass, and music theory at Riff Centre. He also taught at German Swiss International School and Hong Kong International Learning Academy. He also wrote lesson columns for GuitarBench and Ukulele Rhythms magazines.

When Jose isn't working on music or various other projects, he likes to make YouTube videos for his channel and he loves to cook.