About Us

Kudzu Music is the latest incarnation of a long retail music presence in the High Country of North Carolina. What began some 30 years ago as Keyboards in the Boone Mall, changed to Rydell Keyboards in the early 1980s by Stephen and Diane Rydell.



Best of the Best 2016

Five time winner of Best of the Best in Watauga County

Over the years, the focus of the store, Rydell Music Center, changed from simply keyboards to include guitars and accessories which reflect the musical interests of a growing college town in Boone, NC.

Richard and Terri Miller, long-time residents of Boone, assumed ownership of Rydell Music in the summer of 2011. Although the music store has a long history of quality merchandise and service, the Millers have added their own personal touch, including a name that resonates with life in the South – Kudzu Music.

Our goal at Kudzu Music is to provide excellent music products and outstanding service at a reasonable price. Whether you are a novice or professional, enjoy bluegrass or Bach, play for an audience of one or thousands, we think you will find a large selection of instruments and accessories that will fit your budget.

Come visit us in Boone. We think we’ll grow on you!