Swicegood Music Store

We are your full-service band instrument retail store, lesson studio. If you’re looking for reeds, mouthpieces, guitar strings, method books, or even instruments, we’ve got you covered! Our Right Note Studio has professional instructors for piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, woodwinds, brass, orchestra, and even ukulele! Right Note Studio is located in the same building as Swicegood Music Store.¬†Video chat lessons available on a limited basis for out-of-town students.


Looking for reeds, valve oil, mouthpieces, drumsticks, colorguard rifles, guitar strings, method books, or percussion accessories? We’ve got you covered. We stock accessories so you don’t have to wait weeks for online retailers to ship it to you!

Band Instruments – Purchase or Rent

We are authorized dealers for Bach, Jupiter, Selmer, King, Conn, Pearl, Prelude, and many more brands. We carry Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones. We can order any instrument from these brands if we do not have them in stock. We also rent band instruments to middle school students. Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, and Trombones rent for $36/month, and Alto Saxophones rent for $60/month. This includes tax and MRR (maintenance repair and replacement)

Service Center

We have an on-site professional instrument repair center. Is your band instrument in need of some TLC? Bring it by today for a free estimate, no need to set up an appointment!

Right Note Studio

Voted Best Music Lessons in SWLA 2016 & 2017 by Lagniappe Magazine Readers!

Our lesson studio is located at 3307 Ryan Street, in the same building as Swicegood Music store. We have private lesson rooms with security cameras and a lobby. Private lessons with our professional instructors are 45 minutes once per week. $40 registration fee. Lesson fee is based on instructor experience, expertise, and education.


Swicegood Music Company was founded in 1956 by Roy Swicegood. In 1971 the Lake Charles location was opened under the management of Orville Kelley. In 1980, Swicegood Music moved locations to their current location. Orville Kelley opened a branch in Rosepine, LA and DeRidder, LA as well. Both locations are now closed. Swicegood Music Company of Louisiana, Inc. is now owned and operated by Orville’s son, John Kelley and his wife, Suzanne Kelley.