South Forsyth

5455 Atlanta Highway Alpharetta, GA 30004-2928
Phone: 770-346-9809
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, South Forsyth does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Clarinets, Saxophones, Books, Sheet Music & Media
Areas of Instruction: Clarinet, Saxophone

My name is Tyler, and I am the Store Manager of the South Forsyth Music and Arts, located inside the Walmart on Highway 9. I...
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Senior Sales Associate
Hey!  I’m Adam Steltenpohl, I’m one of the part time employees here at the South Forsyth Store.  I was born...
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Senior Sales Associate
Hi! I'm Jonah Burkholder, a part-time employee of Music & Arts in South Forsyth. I grew up in a very musical family, (both...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello! My name is John, and I am the newest member of the South Forsyth Team! For as long as I can remember, music has always...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, South Forsyth

Welcome to Music & Arts! 

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Since the South Forsyth Music & Arts opened in 2010, it has had a huge impact on the local music community. We provide South Forsyth with musical instruments, accessories, lessons, and repairs. Found inside the Walmart Supercenter off of Atlanta Highway, we are your one-stop shop for all of your musical needs.

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. As a matter of fact we work really close with our local school band programs to help them get everything they need to provide the best music education possible for all of their rising musicians. Some of the major schools we work with in the area are Liberty Middle School, Vickery Creek Middle School, Piney Grove Middle School, and many more!

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


Ask us about our upcoming events we have planned for Spring 2017!



Music and Arts will be hosting a String Showcase at our Johns Creek location on April 29th from 10:00 am - 3:00pm.This event will be the single largest event of its kind in Atlanta, showcasing over 400 violins,violas,cellos and upright basses for your playing and perusing pleasure.We will have day specific sales offers including 0% financing for 18 months with only 20% down and 100% rental credit towards specified brands. We will have representatives from the Eastman string company as well as Howard Core on site with new, exciting product that we typically do not carry in store.If you are a veteran string player looking to upgrade or a beginner who wants to get your first instrument this is the place to do so.Come in today to schedule your appointment so we can set aside time just for you!!We look forward to seeing you all there.


-We provide private lessons taught by professional teachers for all ages for numerous instruments, from woodwind to brass,guitar and drums,even vocal and banjo... we do it all.

-All of our teachers undergo very rigourous background checks and a very selective interviewing process to ensure your child's safety while they are in our studios.

-We have five separate studio spaces availible here in store with clear glass doors and minimal soudproofing so that parents can peek in and watch their children advance musically with our instructors.

-All of our teachers have obtained college degrees in the instruction of their specific instruments and musical education to provide you with the best possible musical knowledge resource that we can provide.

-Our company happily provides over one million lessons yearly,with this store doing over 230 weekly.We are the number one provider of musical instruction in the world and we look forward to helping you and your children grow musically and otherwise. 



-We happily serve several of the surrounding area band programs for their musical instrument rentals and accessory needs.

-We have specially trained staff to help you with all of your rental needs to ensure you a fast,all inclusive rental expierience.

-We carry all of the preferred instrument brands, books, and accessories that your child will need to succeed with their band program.If we dont have it in store we will order it for you that day and have it shipped to your home.

-We also offer a comprehensive maintenance program so that we can take care of your childs instrument in a timely,efficient and professional manner.



-We have a staff of highly trained professional technicians who will keep your instruments in top playing condition.

-We also provide free tranportation to and from the shop as well as free estimates for any work needed upon request.

-We provide guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, violin, viola and cello re-stringing and cleaning on site while you wait.