Oakton Center

2916 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124-3001
Phone: 703-281-0400
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

Events Calendar

May 02 Northern Virginia Horns of Plenty 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet The Experts

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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Amplifiers & Effects

CHRIS THIEM FORGED IN IRON BUILT TO ROCK EST. 1988     The day was December 25, 2002 when I came downstairs and came...
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Senior Sales Associate

I became passionate about music when I was 17 years old. Before then, I really had no musical taste, and basically listened to...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello my name is Justin Mason. I play bass but I actually started with guitar. I play bass in a few bands, ranging from hardcore...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Amplifiers & Effects

Melody. EST. 1994   You may look at my name and come across the thought, "Her name is Melody and she works at a music...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Oakton
Conveniently located in the Oakton Shopping Center, Music & Arts has everything you need right here at the store, including intruments, accessories, print music, rentals, repairs, and lessons. We are always holding exciting events both inside and outside the store. Our store is staffed with friendly associates able to help you locate your perfect instrument. We look forward to meeting you!

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