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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
More about Lawrenceville Music & Arts
We are one of nine stores proudly serving Georgia. Being the everything music store located in the Gwinnett Area, we have multitudes of instruments, including:
Bach, Buffet, Conn, Eastman, Fox, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Holton, Jupiter, LeBlanc, P.Mauriat, Powell-Sonare, Schilke, Selmer, Ventus, and Yamaha
Eastman, Howard Core, Kohr, Lewis, and Otto Benjamin
Guitars, Pianos, Drums
Fender, Mitchell, Ibanez, Taylor, Eastman, Breedlove, Kustom, Vox, Yamaha, Casio, Williams, Mapex, PDP and many more!
Have any questions about a particular product? Want to set up an appointment to try out an instrument? Email us at email@example.com. Call us at (770) 277-7300
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!
Among the many services that Music & Arts provides, our rental program is another major building block to a life long relationship with music. Music & Arts provides a Rental Program to ensure that the student will absolutely love their instrument. Our Rent-To-Own program has many opportunities for students and parents, including maintenance and repairs, chances for exchanges and upgrades, and a no-haggle return policy. For more information about our rental program, call us at (770) 277-7300
Need to get some repairs done to your instrument? At the Lawrenceville location, our staff has the ability to do minor repairs on guitars and various stringed instruments. If you're looking for an overhaul or other major repairs, our Repair Shop, located here in Atlanta, has the best and certified technicians. Our shop also provides a no obligation free repair estimate prior to any work being completed!