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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
FREE CLASSES for beginners! Really... It's free!
9am | Keyboard 101
11am | Acoustic Guitar 101
1pm | Electric Guitar 101
3pm | Drum Set 101
Learn the basics to get started with your new instrument! Play your first chord, a simple drum beat, or your first song on the piano... all 100% FREE!
PLUS - Door Prizes, Discounts, Free Swag and MORE!
Register online for FREE today and recieve
15% OFF your next purchase!!
Pointers 4 Players is an annual clinic series for students and parents to learn more about a new instrument. Holiday shopping gets expensive, and we want to help you protect the investments you’ve made. This set of clinics, taught by the lesson instructors at Music & Arts, will help you or your child with the basics of care and maintenance, and learn a trick or two to get started playing and having fun. And the best part… it’s all FREE!
There will be 4 Clinics on January 10th taking place at ALL 134 STORES in the country. Same time, same day, at your local Music & Arts! Sign up for FREE today!
Don't miss this annual FREE event!
To learn more visit www.MusicArts.com/P4P