4611 Hard Scrabble Road, Suite 112 COLUMBIA, SC 29229
Phone: 803-462-6030
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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  I'm the manager of the Columbia, SC Music and Arts.  I was born and raised just north of Philadelphia and moved into...
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Senior Sales Associate
I was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia. The drumset was where I developed my passion for music but switched to guitar a...
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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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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!



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.