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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!
- Upright Bass
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Classical Guitar
- Rock Guitar
- Jazz Guitar
- Metal Guitar
- French Horn
Band and Orchestra Brands:
- Jupiter XO
- Jupiter Capitol Edition
- P. Mauriat - NEW!
- Azumi - NEW!
- Otto Benjamin
- Frederich Wyss
- Rudolf Doetsch
- Cadenza Bows
- Dorfler Bows
Guitar, Bass, Uklulele Brands:
- Ernie Ball
- Martin Strings
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:
- 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
Have an instrument? Want to play? Come on down to our all-level, no pressure acoustic jam session, hosted by the infamous Rick Bailey.
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