Wilmington NC

2340 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401-7993
Phone: 910-791-4799
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Store Services

Blog Archives

05/10/2017 - The Repair Shop
02/11/2017 - Open mic
11/08/2016 - Holiday Recital Time

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Wilmington NC 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

I have worked in the music industry for most of my life. I started in my home town of Washington NC, sweeping floors, tuning guitars...
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Retail Sales Associate
Ever since beginning piano lessons in the second grade music has been an integral part of my life. I began clarinet in fifth grade...
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Senior Sales Associate

Inspired by music at an early age, Jeff Reid has been a professional musician for over 30 years. Although a native of Wilmington,...
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Senior Sales Associate

Coming from a musical family, Aileen was inspired to explore music. Since she began playing clarinet in middle school, she has...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Wilmington NC

Welcome to Music & Arts! 

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Music & Arts is Wilmington's only full line musical instrument store including band and orchestra sales and repairs, church sound system consulting and a friendly knowledgeable staff. We are located in the old Modern Music/McFadyen Music building, 2 blocks south of New Hanover Regional Medical Center on 17th St.
We service all the local schools in New Hanover County, Brunswick County, and Pender County including...
Acme-Delco Middle School, Burgaw Middle School, Cape Fear Academy, Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, Cape Fear Middle School, Cedar Grove Middle School, D C Virgo Prep School, Hallsboro Middle School, Holly Shelter Middle School, Leland Middle School, Murray Middle School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Noble Middle School, Penderlea Middle School, Roland-Grise Middle School,
Shallotte Middle School, South Brunswick Middle School, St Marks Catholic School, St Marys Catholic School,
Topsail Middle School, Trask Middle School, Waccamaw Middle School, West Pender Middle School, Williston Middle School, Wilmington Christian Academy, Hoggard High School, Ashley High School, New Hanover High School, Laney High School

 Brands we have avaiable

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