Milestone Center

21040 B Frederick Ave Germantown, MD 20876-4149
Phone: 301-353-1113
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

02/05/2014 - Horns A-Plenty

Events Calendar

Apr 25 Maryland Horns of Plenty Event 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager

Welcome to our store's webpage! My name is Ashley Briggs and I have been with the company for about a year and...
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Bruce Feldman
Senior Sales Associate

Hello Everyone! My name is Bruce Feldman, senior sales associate at the Germantown Music & Arts. I have been with Music &...
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Felipe Cantuaria
Senior Sales Associate

Felipe Cantuaria has been playing guitar since the age of ten. Fascinated by everything music related, he likes to chat about...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello, my name is Mychael Brandful and I work at the Germantown Music and Arts. I've ben playing guitar since about early 2009,...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Germantown
Our store is located in the Milestone Center in Germantown, MD.  Serving students and teachers in northern Montgomery County, the Germantown store takes pride in our quality service.  A great experience is one of our most important assets and we strive to maintain 100%, top quality, customer service every single day.

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