South Hill

4102 S Meridian Ave Suite E4 Puyallup, WA 98373-3400
Phone: 253-848-8478
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

03/06/2018 - March Sales!
05/17/2017 - Group Ukulele Class
05/17/2017 - The New Store
02/28/2017 - Spring is coming!

Events Calendar

Mar 07 - May 12 Mouthpiece Event All Day
Mar 07 - Apr 29 Upgrade Your Sound All Day

Take Lessons

Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, South Hill 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: Guitar, Brass, Trumpets, Accessories, Amplifiers & Effects, Drums & Percussion, Orchestral Strings, Woodwinds

I joined Music & Arts in April of 2014 to help everyone with their musical passion. My musical background includes playing...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Trumpets, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards & MIDI, Brass Accessories, Marching Band Accessories, Pro Audio, Amplifiers & Effects, Technology
I joined the Music & Arts team in November of 2017.  I've played the guitar for 8 years and the trumpet for 9 years. ...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Orchestral Strings, Trombones, Bass, Keyboards, Trumpets, Clarinets, Accessories

Hi! My name is Alex (ignore the weird spelling please), and I love music. It's one of the main reasons I decided to join Music...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Flutes & Piccolos, Keyboards, Recorders, Guitar, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Cellos, Clarinets, Accessories, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Print Music
I joined Music & Arts in December 2017 because I love the influence and atmosphere music has to offer. I have...

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About Music & Arts

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


We proudly support local schools from the following districts:

Public Schools

Bethel School District, Eatonville School District, Fife School District, Franklin Pierce School District, Orting School District, Puyallup School District, Sumner School District, Tacoma School District

Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School, Cascade Christian Schools


Pacific Luthern University, Pierce College