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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
Thursday, July 30, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration: 8:30 am
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Music & Arts – in partnership with Hal Leonard and Faber Piano Adventures – 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, and meet the authors from your favorite publications IN PERSON!
A MESSAGE FROM FABER PIANO ADVENTURES
Explore the world of a 5-6 year old, where fun motivates play, and play is the child's magic formula for learning. Through songs, games and engaging pedagogy for the young beginner, the My First Piano Adventure course shapes the small hand for good piano technique, builds rhythm skill, and develops especially strong music readers. Featured publications from the authors, Dr. Randall and Nancy Faber include the My First Piano Adventure series along with new releases of Faber Piano Adventures Level 3A and 3B.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Gutierrez is recognized as a teacher, performer, author, composer, editor, clinician, and consultant. She has taught on the faculties at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Texas at San Antonio where she chaired the keyboard departments. An avid researcher and proponent for Latin American piano music, Elizabeth is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards supporting her research in multicultural piano music and the contributions of Latin American composers.