3603 Witherspoon Boulevard Suite 112 Durham, NC 27707-6849
Phone: 919-402-9270
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Hey, my name is Tony Wrenn, store manager of the Durham Music & Arts. I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, where...
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- Hi, my name is Ambria and I've been playing brass instruments for about 11 years. My primary instrument is the euphonium, but...
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Get to Know Music & Arts, Durham
Music & Arts has serviced the musical needs of students, teachers, and professional musicians in Durham, Orange, Granville, and Person counties for ten years. Located in Durham N.C, we specialize in instrument rentals and sales, music lessons, instrument repairs, accessories sales and offer the area’s largest selection of sheet music.




We proudly serve our local schools: A L Stanback, Brogden Middle, Butner Stem, Carrington, Cressent Christian, Culbreth, Duke School, Durham Academy, Durham School of the Arts, Emerson Waldorf ,The Expedition School, Gravelly Hill, Githens, G C Hawley, Falls Lake, Hillsborough Elementary, Horton Middle, Immaculata Catholic School, Kestrel Heights, Lowes Grove, Lakewood , Lakewood Montessori, Lakeview, Lucas, Margaret B Pollard, Mills Park, Falls Lake Academy, McDougle, Neal, Guy B Phillips, W G Pearson, Research Triangle Academy, Riverside HS, Rogers-Herr, Southern Middle, St. Thomas Moore, Shepard, Smith Middle, Southern HS, Stanford, Sterling Montessori, & Trinity.


Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 400 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studios.  Currently we offer the following selections:


Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons  - Ukulele Lessons- Drum Set Lessons - Snare Drum Lessons -  Percussion Lessons - Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Voice Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola Lessons - Flute Lessons - Clarinet Lessons - Saxophone Lessons - Trumpet Lessons - Trombone Lessons - Music Theory Lessons – Cello Lessons


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We carry great name brand educator approved instruments and accessories like:




Conn-Selmer Band and String Instruments including Bach, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Conn, Glaesel, King, Holton, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl and Roth, Lewis and Son, and Armstrong.


Jupiter Band Instruments and Mapex Drums including, Azumi Flutes, the Jupiter XO Trumpet and Trombone series, and the entire student level Jupiter Capital Edition band line.


Giardinelli Flutes with a Haynes Headjoint.


Pearl Flutes and piccolos.


Buffet Clarinets.


B&S brass instruments.


Giardinelli Band instruments.


P. Mauriat saxophones and trumpets.


Yamaha Brass and Wind instruments.


Buffet Clarinets and Saxophones.


Howard Core String Instruments.


Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases.


Hercules instrument stands.


Dominant, Xyex, Helicore, Prelude, Pirastro, and Kaplan Strings.  Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex Rosin.  Everest and Kun Shoulder Rests.


Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Legere Signature Series, La Voz, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman Reeds


Fender Guitars and Amps.


Yamaha Guitars, Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Drums and Recorders.


Breedlove Guitars.


Eastman Guitars, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones and Strobel Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Basses.


Otto Benjamin Violins, Violas, and Cellos.


Rudoph Doetsch Violins, Violas and Cellos.


Laurel Canyon Guitars and Ukuleles.


Cordoba Guitars.


Lanikai Ukuleles.


Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals.


Evans and Remo Drumheads.


Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Innovative Percussion and Vater Sticks and Mallets.


TC Electronics, Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, and Zoom Guitar Effects Pedals.


Korg, Snark, Delta Lab, and Seiko Metronomes and Tuners.


Elixir, Fender, D'Addario, Martin, DR, and Ernie Ball Guitar and Bass Strings.


Marshall Amps.


Acoustic Amps.


Fishman Amps.


Casio Keyboards.


Williams Keyboards.


Harbinger PA's.




And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only 3 business days!




The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O’Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, we 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.

Since the 1990s, Music & Arts has 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 close to 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
  • The largest provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments rented annually
  • The largest school music dealer, serving more than 5000 schools nationwide
  • The largest fleet of outbound salespeople, with over 100 educational representatives visiting schools
  • The largest 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