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We're a small family owned music store with a big city product line and world class service. We take the time to get to know you and what your needs are so that you have the perfect experience each and every time.

Jeff Yelencich

Jeff was born and raised in Richmond. He realizes the importance of keeping tradition alive and when he heard Southern Thumb Music was closing he knew he had to do something. With encouragement from friends and family, he decided to reopen the Studio, and here we are...

He is keeping as many instructors as he can and adding new ones to expand the range of instruments and levels of ability.

He is also determined to keep the small town atmosphere.

“Our main goal is to make music accessible to all...”

Rick Arnold
Retail Music Guru

Rick is your go to guru for all things music. His extensive industry experience includes work with top manufacturers, providing music lessons and of course gigging around the area!

Rick is an integral part of the day to day operations around Southern Thumb and will always greet you with a smile. He is there to help you in anyway that he can. You've got a question? He has an answer and if he doesn't ... he'll find one for you. Be sure to visit with Rick today!

Joe Yelencich

You'll find Joe at the studio quite often, When Jeff heard of Joe's retirement, he sent a text- "now that you're retired..." I think I'll be using that line more often.

...and he has!

Connie Yelencich
Public Relations

Connie is the resident "artist"


“Our family loves our community and has enjoyed participating in so many different events over the years. Please stop by, say hello and let us know how we can make your day a little brighter!"

The Yelencich and Southern Thumb Family