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Welcome to Music & Arts | Durham
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Music & Arts lives and breathes music. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to get people of all ages, interests and backgrounds excited about playing, learning and listening to music. With over 150 locations nationwide, we’re the nation’s most trusted music resource, providing name brand instrument and music accessory sales, private and group music instruction, rentals, repairs and a huge assortment of sheet music and books. We’re proud to serve everyone from working professional musicians to young students venturing out into the world of music for the first time. No matter where music takes you, we’re here to help you thrive.
Durham, North Carolina, welcome to your friendly local music store! We’re conveniently located on I-40 and Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd in the Patterson Place shops. You can find us just west of New Hope Creek and north of the Old Chapel Hill Road Park. We’re in the Durham City limits, but located right between Durham and Chapel Hill.
In addition to the excellent community of Durham, we also serve the surrounding areas of Chapel Hill, Dogwood Acres, Calvander, Eubanks, Blackwood, Windy Hill Farm, University, Eno, Willow Ridge, Heather Glen, Bragtown, Gorman, Joyland, Oak Grove, Bethesda, Clegg, Glenee, Blands, The Downs and more!
Interested in learning an instrument but not sure you’ll stick with it? Our instrument rental program is a great option for anyone looking to test the musical waters without committing to a serious purchase. With every instrument in our program 100% rent-to-own, you can rest assured knowing your monthly payments are contributing to the cost of a purchase should you choose to stick with it––and we hope you do!
For over six decades, Music & Arts has partnered with music education programs in schools nationwide to provide instruments, music accessories and sheet music to students. Our Durham location proudly serves the following 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 and Trinity.
Teach music here in Durham? Music & Arts has a huge appreciation for everything you do, and we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Come in during our monthly Teacher Appreciation Day and save 30% on books and sheet music. Thanks for enriching the lives of our local kids through music!
Did you know that Clyde McPhatter, founding member of The Drifters, is from Durham? The R&B icon got his start here, and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Our private instruction team has a combined decades of experience teaching music to children and adults. They teach technique, songwriting and music theory on instruments like guitar, piano, bass, drums and anything you’d hear in an orchestra. Whether you’re looking for awesome music instruction for your kids or help with an instrument you’ve been playing for decades, we can help.
Whether you’re gearing up for a residency at The Shed Jazz Club with your jazz combo or an east coast tour with your indie rock band, let Music & Arts be your last stop before you take the stage. With everything from music accessories like guitar strings and music stands to a huge assortment of helpful books and sheet music, we’re here to help you play your best. Break a leg out there!
More About Music & Arts
Since opening our first store all the way back in 1952, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family. Everything we do as a company is informed by our values and the steadfast commitments to the many communities we serve. We’ve grown quite a bit in 65 years––we’re now the nation’s leading provider of private music lessons, band and orchestral instrument sales, rentals and repairs––but we’ve never lost sight of music’s profound impact on the many individuals we serve. Wherever you find yourself in the world of music, we’re here to serve you. Come visit our incredible location in Durham today! Our friendly staff is here to help connect you with everything you need to be successful in music.
Lesson Open House | June 21-23
Come to our Lesson Open House weekend June 21-23! We are opening the doors of every store location* and inviting students, parents, musicians, educators to check out the Lesson Studio at Music & Arts.
To celebrate Make Music Day, Music & Arts if offering Open Mic Nights nationwide at our retail locations! Students, parents, musicians, and educators are welcome. All are welcome to perform or to stop by and enjoy free live music. On Saturday, check out our free beginner guitar classes at 11 AM and 1 PM. No guitar? No problem. Borrow one from us at no charge for the class! Plus, during the Lesson Open House weekend only, get a FREE Fender or Laurel Canyon guitar* when you sign up for lessons! Choose from either a Fender electric guitar or a Lauren Canyon full size acoustic guitar, 3/4 guitar or ukuele. If piano is more your style, sign up for lessons and get $150 off select Casio digital pianos*. Our university-trained, background-checked lesson instructors are available all weekend to meet you. Click here to RSVP!
*Excludes non-lesson locations: San Antonio, TX; Lubbock, TX; Amarillo, TX; Monroe, NY; Mamaroneck, NY; Greenwich, CT; Ridgewood, NJ; Belton, TX; Copperas Cove, TX; Harker Heights, TX. Offers valid 6/21/19-6/23/19 in-store only on in-stock product WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. *Free guitar (choose from Laurel Canyon items 196896, 196901, 196909 or Fender Squier Bullet 1432284 or 1159172) with purchase of one month of lessons, EZ Pay, and lesson sign-up fee at Music & Arts. *Or $150 off select Casio digital pianos (choose from 1488964 or 1488962) with purchase of one month of lessons, EZ Pay, and lesson sign-up fee at Music & Arts. Offers valid in stores only at Music & Arts locations with lesson service. Coupon is non-transferable. Not valid with other coupons or existing lesson accounts or purchases. One coupon per customer. For questions, see Store Associate for details.