Federal Plaza

12274 Rockville Pike Ste K Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-6440
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ed Lonsinger Retail Manager, Rockville Store

Events Calendar

May 16 Open Mic Night 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 18 Instrument Maintenance 101 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Blog Archives


Meet Our Experts

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Ed Lonsinger
Retail Manager
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Hey Folks! Welcome to Music & Arts. I'm super excited to be here in Rockville, working with the best teachers this area has...
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Tom Wang
Senior Sales Associate
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I've had music as part of my life since a very young age. As a child, I switched between several instruments, many of which I...
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Justin Coffey
Senior Sales Associate
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Music & Arts    I have been with Music & Arts since May 2008.  My first position was at the Germantown...
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Charlie Gilak
Retail Sales Associate
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Hey everyone! I'm Charlie, and I'm super excited to be part of the AWESOME team here in Rockville.  I've lived in the area...
Get to Know Music & Arts, Rockville
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.

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