Wilmington NC

2340 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401-7993
Phone: 910-791-4799
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

11/06/2018 - Holiday recital
06/22/2018 - Open House Weekend
06/12/2018 - Open House Weekend

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
Expertise: Pro Audio, Guitar, Bass, Accessories

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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Senior Sales Associate
Hey guys my name is Miranda! I have been a percussionist for quite a few years and currently play with the Wilmington Symphony...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Guitar

  Hi!  My name is Kenny Prochazka, and I am an Associate at the Wilmington Music & Arts.  Born into a...
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Senior Sales Associate
Hi everyone, my name is Christian Aldridge. I am a drummer with over ten years of experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music...

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Our Mission

With over 150 locations across the country, we’re the nation’s most steadfast music resource. Our mission here at Music & Arts is to get people of all ages, interests and backgrounds excited about music. With everything from phenomenal private and group instruction to name brand instrument and music accessory sales, rentals, repairs and a wide selection of sheet music, we’re a one-stop music shop for everyone from seasoned career musicians to young students learning how to play an instrument for the first time. No matter where you find yourself in the wide world of music, we’re here to help you thrive.

Welcome to your friendly local music store, Wilmington, NC! We’re conveniently located on Shipyard Blvd and South 17th Street in southeast Wilmington. You can find us just north of Greenlawn Memorial Park and east of the Cape Fear River.

We serve the wonderful community here in Wilmington and the surrounding areas of Silver Lake, Myrtle Grove, Old Town, Sea Breeze, Carolina Beach, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Winnabow, Leland, Navassa, Belville, Sandy Creek, Delco, Ridgewood, Wrightsboro, Castle Hayne, Kings Grant, Murrayville, Ogden and more!

Interested in learning how to play an instrument for the first time but not sure you’ll stick with it? Our instrument rental program is a great option for someone wanting to test the musical waters without committing to a serious purchase. All of our instruments are 100% rent-to-own, so you can rest assured knowing each of your monthly payments is contributing to the cost of the instrument should you choose to stick with it––and we hope you do!

For over six decades, Music & Arts has partnered with local music education programs in schools nationwide to provide instruments, music accessories, books and sheet music to students. Our Wilmington location proudly services and supports all the local schools in New Hanover County, Brunswick County, and Pender County:

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 Mary’s 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 and Laney High School.

Are you a local music teacher here in Wilmington? Come in and save 30% on books and sheet music during our monthly Teacher Appreciation Day! We know how difficult your job can be, so we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Thanks for enriching the lives of our local students through music!

Did you know that country music legend Charlie Daniels grew up in Wilmington? The legendary performer and songwriter got his start here and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Our incredible teaching staff has years of experience educating children and adults in technique, songwriting and theory on instruments like guitar, bass, drums, keys and more. Ask about our group and private lessons today!

Got a big show coming up at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre? Whether you play oboe in an orchestra or synths in an indie rock band, we’re here to help you perform your best. We carry everything from guitar picks and rosin for violin strings to a massive selection of books and sheet music, so let the Music & Arts here in Wilmington be your last stop before you take the stage!

More About Music & Arts

Music & Arts has been owned and operated by the same family since 1952, and nothing means more to us than our values. We’ve grown leaps and bounds over the past six decades––with over 150 locations across the country, we’re now the nation’s leading provider of private music lessons, band and orchestral instrument sales, rentals and repairs––but nothing means more to us than seeing individuals succeed through music in the many communities we serve. No matter where music takes you, we’re here to help you be your best. Come visit our Wilmington location today! We can’t wait to meet you!