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Welcome to Music & Arts in Columbia, SC. We look forward to assisting you in all of your musical endeavors. Whether it's purchasing or renting an instrument or taking lessons with one of our private music teachers, we want to help those who have desire to play music to achieve success and create musicians for life.
We proudly serve schools in the Richland 1 and Richland 2 districts:
Richland 1: Alcorn, Crayton, gibbes, Hand, Hopkins, W.A. Perry, Sanders, Southeast, St. Andrews; A.C. Flora, Columbia, Dreher, Eau Claire, Heyward, C.A. Johson, Keenan, Lower Richland
Richland 2: Blythewood, Dent, Longleaf, Muller Road, Summit Parkway, E.L. Wright; Blythewood High, Richland Northeast, Ridge View, Spring Valley, Westwood
At this location, we currently offer private lessons for all ages on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, piano.
As a company, we strive to carry the best brands of products to serve our community.
Band and Orchestra Instruments: Yamaha, Buffet, Jupiter, Giardinelli, Bach, Ventus, Strobel, Otto Benjamin, Bellafina, Verve, and Selmer
Combo Instruments: Yamaha, Fender, Ibanez, Breedlove, Eastman, Laurel Canyon, Lanika, Epiphone, Toca, Jett, Pearl, Vic Firth
Accessories: Titan, Wolfpak, Yamaha, Giardinelli, Harbinger, Gender, zcoustic, audio-technica, Marshall, Monster, D'Addario, Dunlop, Snark, Hercules, Hohner, Rico, Shure
Sheet Music: Alfred, Faber, Hal Leonard, Schirmer, FJH, Kjos
The first Music & Arts began in a small house in Bethesda, MD and was run by Benjamin O’Brien, the company's founder. Upon first opening its doors in 1952, Music & Arts offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers – a decision that remains intact to this day.
In the 1990s, Music & Arts expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other music dealers. In 2005, Music & Arts joined forces with American Music, a division of Guitar Center, to become the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States.
Still run by the O’Brien family, Music & Arts now comprises over 500 retail and affiliate locations and over 100 educational representatives nationwide. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service and everything musical for students, parents, and educators, including instruments, lessons, music books and accessories, rentals and repairs.
Music & Arts is designed to provide the most comprehensive offerings for student musicians and music educators. Our goal is to create the best possible multichannel experience for our customers. As a result of this, Music & Arts has earned notoriety as the nation's largest . . .
- - lesson provider, with over 1.25 Million private lessons taught each year
- - provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments rented annually
- - school music dealer, serving more than 5000 schools nationwide
- - fleet of outbound salespeople, with over 100 educational representatives visiting schools
- - provider of B&O repair services, with more than 75 repair shops in service across the country.
Our Vision: To excite people about playing music, teaching music, and supporting musicians and their passion for music
Our Mission: To be the music retailer of choice for student musicians and music educators
Thank you all for patiently waiting with us through the construction process of our new store. We are pleased to announce that our new location in the Rice Creek Village will be open on August 24th! Please come by to see our expanded store selections, performance area, state of the art lesson studios, and let us help you get ready for the school year!
LESSON OPEN HOUSE EVENT
VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION!
FREE on-site consultations
Tour our new state-of-the-art lesson facilities
Meet our instructors
Lesson registration specials and more!*
*See associate for details!
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
The first Monday of every month is Teacher Appreciation Day. Educators save 30% on sheet music & books in-store and online.*
SHOP OUR ONLINE SELECTION OF
SHEET MUSIC & BOOKS!
QUESTIONS? Visit our Educator FAQ page
* See associate for details on qualifying for discount.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Join us on the first Friday of every month for our FREE Open Mic Night!
Come hear: Local favorites, Instructors and Students of the Lesson Studio and YOU!
To reserve your performance time, call us today!
EDUCATOR VIP EVENT
Music Educators are cordially invited to an exclusive event in our NEW Columbia, SC location! Tour our beautiful new stores, lesson studios and assortment of instruments, accessories and print music!
PLUS! All attending educators will receive a Music & Arts gift certificate AND be entered to win several raffle items inlcuding a $500 Music & Arts account credit!
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Questions? Contact Michael Corn, Educational Representative at Michael.Corn@MusicArts.com