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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
We work with schools including Arcola Elementary School, Ashburton Elementary School, Bannockburn Elementary School, Beall Mill Elementary School, Bells Mill Elementary School, Bethesda Elementary School, Beverly Farms Elementary School, Bradley Hills Elementary School, Burning Tree Elementary School, Cabin John Middle School, Cannon Road Elementary School, Carderock Springs Elementary School, Cashell Elementary School, Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Clearspring Elementary School, Cloverly Elementary School, Cold Spring Elementary School, College Gardens Elementary School, Diamond Elementary School, Dr Charles R Drew Elementary School, Earle B Wood Middle School, Fairland Elementary School, Fallsmead Elementary School, Farmland Elementary School, Flora M Singer Elementary School, Flower Valley Elementary School, Forest Knolls Elementary School, Galway Elementary School, Garrett Park Elementary School, Georgetown Day School, Glen Haven Elementary School, Glenallen Elementary School, GreencAstle Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Highland Elementary School, Jackson Road Elementary School, Julius West Middle School, Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School, Landon School, Lucy Barnsley Elementary School, Luxmanor Elementary School, Maryvale Elementary School, Mclean Elementary School, Meadow Hall Elementary School, Montrose Christian School, North Bethesda Middle School, North Chevy Chase Elementary School, Noorwood School, Oak View Elementary School, Oakland Terrace Elementary School, Olney Elementary School, Our Lady of Mercy, Pine Crest Elementary School, Potomac Elementary School, Redland Middle School, Ritchie Park Elementary School, Robert Frost Middle School, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Rock Creek Valley Elementary School, Rock View Elementary School, Rolling Terrace Elementary School, Seven Locks Elementary School, Sherwood Elementary School, Sligo Creek Elementary School, Somerset Elementary School, St Jane de Chantal School, Stone Mill Elementary School, Stonegate Elementary School, Strathmore Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School, The Bullis School, Thomas W Pyle Middle School, Tilden Middle School, Travilah Elementary School, Twinbrook Elementary School, Viers Mill Elementary School, Walter Johnson High School, Washington Christian Academy, Washington Episcopal School, Wayside Elementary School, Weller Road Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School, Westland Middle School, Westover Elementary School, William Tyler Page Elementary School, Wood Acres Elementary School, Woodlin Elementary School, Wyngate Elementary School.
Students from Madeline Minskie's piano and vocal studio will be putting on a recital here at the store on June 12th. Family and friends are welcome to attend!
On the Path to Succeeding at the Piano
Music & Arts - in partnership with Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, Willis Music, and FJH Music - is bringing another season of piano workshops to your local community! These exciting events are 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!
RSVP now to claim your spot by calling (301) 881-6440 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Workshop
Join master teacher Dr. Helen Marlais and experience how the All-in-One Approach to Succeeding at the Piano® is perfect for a 30-minute lesson. She will explore this high quality, practical approach for your students which will help you teach them to play the piano well and enjoy every moment of the learning process. The session will include a wide variety of new and motivational music, and explain the basic “building blocks” of technique, which are reinforced throughout “Succeeding at the Piano” from the very first lesson through the more advanced levels of the method.
Other books in The FJH Pianist’s Curriculum®— from the In Recital®, Play Your Scales and Chords Every Day®, and Energize Your Fingers Every Day® series will be covered. All of the series in The FJH Pianist’s Curriculum® are designed to supplement every lesson according to individual student needs.
About the Author
Helen Marlais is one of the most prolific authors in the field of educational piano music and an exclusive writer for The FJH Music Company Inc. The critically acclaimed and award-winning piano series: Succeeding at the Piano® –A Method for Everyone, Succeeding with the Masters®, The Festival Collection®, In Recital®, Sight Reading and Rhythm Every Day®, Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day®, and The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions, among others, included in The FJH Pianist’s Curriculum® by Helen Marlais, are designed to guide students from the beginner through advanced levels. Dr. Marlais gives pedagogical workshops worldwide and the method Succeeding at the Piano® is published in South Korea and Taiwan. She presents workshops for The FJH Music Company at national conventions and internationally.
Dr. Marlais has performed and presented throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Italy, Austria, England, Spain, France, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Jamaica, and Russia. She has recorded on Audite, Gasparo, and Centaur record labels with her husband, concert clarinetist Arthur Campbell. Their recording, Music for Clarinet and Piano, was nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today. She has also recorded numerous educational piano CD’s for Stargrass Records®. She has premiered many new works by contemporary composers from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Dr. Marlais received her DM in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, her MFA in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University, and was awarded the Outstanding Alumna in the Arts from the University of Toledo, where she received her bachelor of music degree in piano performance. As well as being the Director of Keyboard Publications for The FJH Music Company, Dr. Marlais is also an Associate Professor of Music at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where a certificate in Piano Pedagogy is now launched!
To see the other workshops in this series, visit www.musicarts.com/pianworkshop