Columbia

Columbia Plaza

7201-C Parklane Road Columbia, SC 29223-7648
Phone: 803-865-1905
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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05/02/2016 - Horns of Plenty
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Events Calendar

Apr 04 Spring Strings Recital 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Apr 06 Spring Band, Piano, Guitar Recital 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Apr 29 Charlotte Horns of Plenty 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 01 We're Moving!! All Day

Meet The Experts

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Zachary
Retail Manager - N

  Hi, my name is Zach Haney; I'm the manager of the Columbia, SC Music and Arts.  I was born and raised just north...
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Adam
Senior Sales Associate
Hello! My name is Adam, and I began working at Music and Arts in February of 2017. My primary instrument is Bass Trombone, but...
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Celina
Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Classroom & Kids, Print Music, Keyboards
Hi, my name is Celina Reed, and I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Music and Arts team since January 2017! I am a...
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Ellen Clements
Senior Sales Associate
Hello! My name is Ellen Clements, and I began working here at Music & Arts in January of 2016. Music has been an integral...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Columbia
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