Example: Bluegrass, Español, Greg
The Chesapeake Music & Arts is proud to support public and private schools in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and north-eastern North Carolina. And we carry the instruments and supplies that you need for back-to-school. We also actively support the Tidewater Music Teachers' Forum (TMTF) by hosting some of their monthly meetings and keeping their materials on hand. We regularly host instrument petting zoos at performances of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO). And recently, we were fortunate enough to attend and host an instrument petting zoo at the annual convention for the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV).
Music & Arts is here to help you with whatever musical needs you may have: Guitar teachers, Piano teachers, Violin teachers, Voice teachers, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Viola, Cello, Bass, Drumset, Percussion, Electric Bass, Trumpet, French Horn and Trombone teachers, to name quite a few, instruments from handmade Eastman Guitars to Yamaha Digital Pianos and Buffet Clarinets, accessories, rentals and sheet music galore!
Stop by and check us out. We look forward to seeing you!
Band and Orchestra Brands:
Guitar, Bass, Uklulele Brands:
In addition, we have tons of sheet music from Hal Leonard, Alfred, Mel Bay and all of the major publishers.
Plus, we are a licensed Hal Leonard Digital Retailer with access to the entire on-line catalog!
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:
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
Dr. E. L. Lancaster is Vice President and Keyboard Editor-in-Chief of Alfred Music Publishing. He draws upon his teaching experience, ranging from pre-school students through doctoral candidates, to direct the Alfred keyboard catalog. Dr. Lancaster holds degrees from Murray (KY) State University, the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
From 1979 until 1998, Dr. Lancaster was Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where he taught courses in piano pedagogy and coordinated the group piano program. Dr. Lancaster established the masters and doctoral programs in piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and served as Major Professor for more than 50 doctoral dissertations in that field. He taught pre-college students in the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program, combining group and private instruction. In addition, from 1981 to 1996, he and his wife, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, operated a large independent piano studio in Norman, Oklahoma.
Dr. Lancaster has served as National Chairman of Group Piano and National Chairman of Student Chapters for MTNA. He has held offices in the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, including Chair of the Administration/Pedagogy Liaison Committee. Dr. Lancaster has received numerous teaching awards from the University of Oklahoma, including the Regents Award for Superior Teaching (1984), Associated Distinguished Lectureship (1987), Provost's Outstanding Academic Advising Award (1996), and Outstanding Faculty Award in the College of Fine Arts (1996). In 1991 he was awarded a David Ross Boyd Professorship, named in honor of the first OU president, given to faculty members who excel in teaching, counseling and guiding students.
Dr. Lancaster has presented workshops for teachers throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He is the author or co-author of more than 350 publications designed for students of all ages. He now lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and their two children, Kelsey and Chase.
New musician in the house?
Join our FREE classes and get tips from the pros!
Four sessions for beginning Band and Orchestra Students taught by the fantastic lesson instructors of Music & Arts!
Learn the basics of instrument care, technique and beginner practice tips!
11:00 AM | Woodwind
12:00 PM | Brass
1:00 PM | Strings
2:00 PM | Percussion
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Horns-a-Plenty is the best time of the entire year to purchase your new Intermediate or Professional wind instrument. The prices and offers are unbelievable, and the selection is the biggest in the state. There are only a few of these every year, and we are fortunate enough to have one at our Chesapeake location, so come and try all the horns you could ever want and get the deal of the year. For more information, please call Music & Arts at (757)366-0666, or click on the link: MusicArts.com/UYS
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