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One of the oldest stores in the company, Music & Arts in Rockville has been in institution in Montgomery County for decades. We are located on Rockville Pike in the Federal Plaza Shopping Center, offering private music lessons, rentals, repairs, and a huge selection of band and orchestra instruments, guitars, keyboards, drums, print music, and supplies for students and educators.
With Back to School season in our midst, Music & Arts is gearing up for our biggest rental season ever! Many parents will begin the process of renting their first band or orchestra instrument for their child, and Music & Arts has everything your child will need to be successful! We rent all of the most popular instruments including: flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, snare drum, percussion kit, bell kit, alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet, piccolo, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.
We proudly service all communities in and around Montgomery County including Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Chevy Chase.
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. We highly recommend taking advantage of our rental instrument repair plan as well. Some repairs can be costly, and its nice to know that you'll be covered when the time comes for repairs or even routine maintenance.
In Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, plus the supplies they'll need to get started and be successful.
For more information about how to rent through our program, please call us at 301-881-6440. You can even rent through our Online Rentals webpage and have your instrument sent to you, or you can pick it up in our store. We have rental instruments available every day of the week!
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