The Candyman Strings and Things

Santa Fe's Community Music Center

The Candyman Strings and Things

851 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe NM 87505


Phone | (505) 983-5906

We're the best family-owned music store in Northern New Mexico where you can…


We have beautiful facility showcasing a diverse selection of music instruments and accessories including acoustic guitars, electric guitars, drums and percussion, amplifiers and pro sound, keyboards, educational materials, and band and orchestra instruments. And, we’ve got accessories galore!

Don't want to buy? We also have an awesome rental program! In addition to band instruments, we can rent you the equipment that you need to meet your sound reinforcement needs. We have mixers, loud speakers, amplification, and microphones to handle just about any venue for your gig, wedding, or event.

Need repairs? We do em for guitars, amps, band instruments, orchestra instruments, brass instruments, keyboards, and more!


At The Candyman there are several opportunities to learn in our Music Education Program. We have top-notch instructors available for private lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, woodwind, strings and brass. 

Like to jam with others? Take advantage of one of our ensemble programs, Rock School sessions for kids and adults, or our celebrated Summer Rock Camp! 

We also have clinics, workshops and clinics throughout the year.
Please contact us at 983-5906 or CLICK HERE for more information.


Unlike most stores, we want our customers to get our hands on our instruments! We encourage everyone to come in and play.

If you don’t play, but wish you did, come and enjoy our annual Wanna Play? Experience in May. This day is set aside specifically for the non-player to come in and partake in free lessons, drum, guitar, and harp circles, learn about all our instruments in our petting zoo and more!