About Us

Strings Guitar Shop is a unique space that was built by an artist and music lover for artists and music lovers, or those aspiring to be. We are a community space where people come together and spend time discussing, playing, listening to and learning music. Strings Guitar Shop is a true Ma & Pa shop, owned and operated by a husband and wife team that treats customers like family and are always eager to serve their community.

Phil Kikuchi (Owner/ Pa)

Phil Kikuchi is the heart and soul of Strings Guitar Shop in every way.  He is our point person for all things strings; sales, service, repairs and lessons. Phil is an innovative and talented artist who enjoys creating and sharing music. Phil has been playing for over 30 years and is an experienced teacher and performer. He has played in numerous venues across Canada, yet is now most likely to be seen fingerpicking the blues, rocking out, or completely changing gears and blowing people's minds by playing his eclectic original acoustic songs as captured in his latest album Wood and Steel Alchemist.

Natasha Alderdice (Ma)

Natasha is also a regular fixture in the shop helping customers, greeting students & making delicious cappuccinos; as well as in the background building and updating websites, doing branding, social media, bookkeeping and many other industrious things.