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WE PROUDLY SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOOLS FROM THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES*
Bladen County, Columbus County, Cumberland County, Harnett County, Hoke County, Lee County, Moore County, Richmond County, Robeson County. Sampson County
Berean Baptist Academy, Fayetteville Academy, Fayetteville Christian Academy, Freedom Christian School, Northwood Temple Academy, Village Christian Academy
Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, University of North Carolina Pembroke
*Including but not limited to
We believe that private lessons are the building blocks to a life long relationship with music. Our strong commitment to music education is fundamental to our business, and we work hard to find instructors who are experts in their field/instrument.
-Learn from professional instructors who play in symphonies, local ensembles, and acclaimed bands.
-Prepare for performances, auditions, competitions, and gigs.
-Customize lessons based on interests and abilities.
-Showcase your progress and perform at in-store recitals, jam sessions, open mics, and more!
About Our Brands
We are your one-stop-shop when it comes to instrument and gear brands. In the world of combo instruments including guitars, keyboards, and drumsets, we carry all of the top brands including Fender, Epiphone, Breedlove, Eastman, Yamaha, Ibanez, Mapex, Meinl, Tama, Pearl, Vox, Ampeg, Mitchell, Jasmine, and many many more! Our line of Band and Orchestra instruments is just as impressive; we carry Buffet, Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Jupiter, Bundy, Vincent Bach, Pearl, Powell, Ventus, Verve, as well as Otto Benjamin and Doetsch string instruments.
About Our Rentals
As a company, Music & Arts is the largest provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments being rented annually. Our rental program is simple, easy, and 100% rent to own! All of your rental payments go towards the purchase of the instrument you are renting. We also offer special payoff options to our rental customers. Along with our program, you have the option of exchanging your rental instrument for another of equal or greater value, and all of your rental money will travel from one to the other. We highly recommend taking advantage of our rental instrument repair plan. Some repairs can be costly, and its nice to know that you'll be covered when the time comes for repairs or even routine maintance.
In Cumberland County, we carry educator-approved brands, such as Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, and Bundy for band instruments, and Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and Eastman for string instruments. We also have a full assortment of method books students need for their school classes in Cumberland County, plus the supplies they'll need to get started and be successful.
For more information about how to rent or our program, please call us at 910.864.8808.
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