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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
All levels, all ages, no pressure! Whether you are an expert or just learning, the Music & Arts Acoustic Jam Session is the place to get together and play with other people. All acoustic instruments welcome - from guitars to banjos, from violins to saxophones.
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Registration: 8:30 am
RSVP now at (757) 366-0666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
30% OFF SONGBOOKS & SHEET MUSIC- EVENT ONLY
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Music & Arts – in partnership with Alfred Music – is bringing our FAMOUS piano workshops to your local community! This exciting event is FREE OF CHARGE and run by seasoned clinicians that specialize in piano pedagogy. Enrich your teaching experience by learning the latest classroom techniques, win prizes, get amazing discounts on sought-after materials, snack on delicious treats and meet the authors from your favorite publications IN PERSON! You don’t want to miss this opportunity, so be sure to RSVP now. See you there!
At this workshop, you will explore how to:
- Teach Latin American musical styles and learn practical Latin dance steps.
- Harness the power of applied theory by incorporating composition into the curriculum.
- Plan repertoire for your students with a fast-paced review of new music.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - WYNN-ANNE ROSSI
Nationally acclaimed composer Wynn-Anne Rossi is best known for her piano compositions. She has also written for vocal and chamber groups, percussion ensembles, concert band, and orchestra. As a lecturer on composition and musical self-expression, she has been a composer-in-residence in Minnesota schools since 2003 inspiring hundreds of students to write original music.