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Making lives better through music since 1969!

Santa Fe's Community Music Center and
The Largest Music Store and Education Center in New Mexico!

Receiving multiple distinctions as the #1music dealer in the world by NAMM and Music & Sound Retailer, The Candyman is a full-line music store, education center, repair facility, and commercial installation provider in historic Santa Fe, NM. Whether you're a professional musician, playing for the first time, or playing for the first time in years, our dedicated team is eager to assist you every step of the way, ensuring your musical journey with us is nothing short of exceptional!

The Candyman Suite of Offerings

Our mission is to serve and inspire musicians of all levels within our surrounding communities. As your local music store, we take pride in offering a diverse selection of musical instruments and gear to fuel your passion for music!

We offer tailored learning experiences for all interests, ages, and skill levels. Explore private lessons, group classes, workshops, clinics, and jams to find the perfect fit for you!

Trust your instruments to our expert maintenance and repair team, capable of addressing a wide range of repair needs.We are the authorized repair center for most major brands!

Looking to elevate your event with professional sound reinforcement

but not ready to invest in a P.A. System? Our Pro Sound Rentals

have you covered!

Elevate your commercial space with our sound solutions tailored to your unique needs. Call to inquire or email

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Solider Songs & Voices

for Veterans and Families!

SSV is a program for veterans and their families providing free instruments and songwriting workshops as a form of post-conflict care.

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Events, Classes and Announcements

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Get In on the Action!

Ready to be part of our inner circle? Sign up for all the exciting updates straight to your inbox! No boring spam here – just the good stuff like hot-off-the-press news about new clinics, classes, and workshops and all-around awesome content. We promise, no inundating sales pitches – just valuable, handpicked information you'll love.


YOU are the heartbeat of our business, and it's YOUR satisfaction that drives us to excel!

Recognized for Best Customer Service in the Industry!

Our customer service ethos, represented by the infinity symbol, goes beyond mere transactions. We're dedicated to forging lasting connections with each and every customer, extending our engagement far beyond the initial sale. Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, we're here to support you every step of the way on your musical journey, ensuring there's always something special waiting for you.

With four key pillars, we place you – our customer – at the center of everything we do:

  1. Open Access: Providing a welcoming, no-obligation hands-on experience, complete with ample seating and instrument demos. Your experience matters more than anything else.

  2. Music Development: Nurturing a vibrant community through lessons, events, performances, workshops, and jams. We're committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to flourish in your musical journey.

  3. Informing and Engaging a Community: Creating a sense of belonging through warm greetings, seamless social media connectivity, educational resources, and collaborative outreach initiatives. You're not just a customer – you're a valued member of our musical family!

  4. Happening Vibe: Fostering a positive and uplifting atmosphere where interactions with our knowledgeable staff, fondly known as 'Customer Choice Coaches and Schmooze Masters,' are genuine, pressure-free, and tailored to your needs. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

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Come and be a part of The Candyman's vibrant community, where every interaction is personalized, every experience is enriching, and every journey is celebrated. Discover the joy of music with us.

Your musical adventure starts here!

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851 St. Michael's Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87505



 Retail Store Hours

Monday - Saturday

10:00 to 6:00

Sunday Noon to 5:00

Music Education Center Office

Monday - Friday 11:00 to 6:00 




Thanks for contacting us! We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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