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Welcome to Music & Arts Bowie!
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Located on Evergreen Parkway, Music & Arts in Bowie offers an excellent selection of band and orchestra instruments to rent, as well as music lessons and instruments for sale. Home of the nations #1 Lesson Program with 700 students and growing!!!! We proudly serve the community and work closely with schools in the area including:
Barack Obama ES, Benjamin Foulois ES, Benjamin Tasker ES, Catherine T Reed ES, Dr. Henry Wise Jr HS, Gaywood ES, Grace Christian School, Greenbelt ES, Heather Hills Es, Holy Trinity, Imagine Foundations, James mcHenry ES, Kenilworth ES, Kettering ES, Kingsford ES, Lake Arbor ES, Marlton ES, Northview ES, Perrywood ES, Pointer Ridge ES, Rockledge ES, Samuel Ogle MS, Tulip Grove ES, Thomas Johnson MS, Whitehall Es
The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O’Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, we offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers – a decision that remains intact to this day.
Since the 1990s, Music & Arts has expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other music dealers. In 2005, Music & Arts joined forces with American Music, a division of Guitar Center, to become the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States.
Still run by the O’Brien family, Music & Arts now comprises close to 500 retail and affiliate locations and over 100 educational representatives nationwide. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service and everything musical for students, parents, and educators, including instruments, lessons, music books and accessories, rentals and repairs.
Music & Arts is designed to provide the most comprehensive offerings for student musicians and music educators. Our goal is to create the best possible multichannel experience for our customers. As a result of this, Music & Arts has earned notoriety as:
- The nation’s largest lesson provider, with over 1.25 Million private lessons taught each year
- The largest provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments rented annually
- The largest school music dealer, serving more than 5000 schools nationwide
- The largest fleet of outbound salespeople, with over 100 educational representatives visiting schools
- The largest provider of B&O repair services, with more than 75 repair shops in service across the country
Our Vision: To excite people about playing music, teaching music, and supporting musicians and their passion for music
Our Mission: To be the music retailer of choice for student musicians and music educators