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Here at Music & Arts, we’re deeply passionate about giving people of all ages, interests and backgrounds the tools they need to succeed and thrive in music. With everything from incredible private music instruction to instrument sales, rentals, repairs and a huge selection of books and sheet music, we’re a one-stop shop for everything music. Whether you’re a seasoned professional musician or a parent interested in getting your child involved with music for the very first time, you’re always welcome here at Music & Arts.
Columbia, South Carolina, we’re proud to be your friendly neighborhood music store! You can find us in the Rice Creek Shopping Center on Lee Road and Hardscrabble Road south of Rice Creek and Lake Columbia. We’re located northeast of downtown Columbia west of I-77.
We proudly serve Columbia and the surrounding areas of Blythewood, Killian, Pontiac, Arlington Estates, Crane Forest, Hollywood Hills, Dentswood, Woodfield, Arcadia Lakes, Sandwood, Arthurtown, Cayce, West Columbia, Springdale, Oak Grove, Lexington, Seven Oaks, Irmo, Yacht Cove, White Rock, Rion, Ridgeway and more!
Need your instrument restrung before your next show? Everyone knows how much of a hassle dealing with putting new strings on a guitar, bass or violin can be before an important performance, so the Music & Arts team here in Columbia is here to help! Drop off your instrument with us and we’ll have it cleaned and restrung in no time. We’re here to help you focus on what’s most important––playing music!
Since opening our first store in Bethesda, Maryland back in 1952, Music & Arts has been partnering with local music education programs in schools across the country. We help young music students thrive by providing them with instrument rentals, repairs, books and sheet music.
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
Did you know that chillwave music icon Toro y Moi is from here in Columbia? The songwriter and producer got his start here in Columbia and you can too with some private music lessons taught here in our store. Our friendly teaching staff has the passion and background it takes to help you thrive in music whether you’re an old dog wanting to learn some new musical tricks or are completely new to music. With a combined decades of teaching experience, our staff teaches technique, theory and songwriting on band conventional instruments.
Got a big gig coming up at the Township Auditorium? Whether you play bass in a punk outfit or the clarinet in a jazz ensemble, let Music & Arts be your last stop before you take the stage. WIth everything from a wide assortment of books and music sheet music to instrument sales and repairs, we’re here to help give you everything to be your best on stage. Break a leg out there!
MORE ABOUT MUSIC & ARTS
Since 1952, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family. Our values mean the world to us, and they inform each and every decision we make as a company. Our company humbly began with a single store run out of house in Bethesda, Maryland, and with more than 150 locations nationwide, we’ve grown by leaps and bounds over the past 50 years without losing our focus on the local communities we serve. No matter where you find yourself in the wide world of music, we’re here to help you thrive.
Our String Showcase will exhibit dozens of intermediate and step-up stringed instruments for growing musicians to come and play! If your student will be continuing on in music, these instruments will provide then the capability to excel in their musicianship.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
The first Monday of every month is Teacher Appreciation Day. Educators save 30% on sheet music & books in-store and online.*
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Come out and participate in our monthly Open Mic Night! Soloists and Groups welcome. If you would like to join us that evening, please contact the store with your name and instrument information so we can make sure the space is prepared for you. We look forward to hearing you all perform!
Each evening at 6pm, several of our lesson teachers will present their students in a Spring Recital. Theses recitals are open to the public. We are excited to see the progressive growth each student has made over the last several months and are thrilled to celebrate those achievements with them!
The largest horn event in the Southeast, Music & Arts hosts a Horns of Plenty event annually to provide students with the opportunity to play multiple intermediate and step up level instruments side by side for comparison. Special pricing from vendors as well as financing will be available that day also. If you would like to make a reservation for this event or ask that a specific instrument be there for you to play, please contact your local Music & Arts store for more information. We hope to see you there!