Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven Crossing Shopping Center

829 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste 117 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: 757-431-9300
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Carlyn Aasheim Retail Manager, Virginia Beach Store
 

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2014
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Meet Our Experts

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Carlyn Aasheim
Retail Manager
Areas of Instruction: Oboe
Expertise: Woodwinds, Orchestral Strings
Hey! My name is Carlyn Aasheim, store manager of the Virginia Beach Music & Arts. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach...
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Emily
Retail Sales Associate
Hey! My name is Emily and I am a part time employee at Music and Arts.  I started playing French horn in 4th grade, and since...
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Tyler
Retail Sales Associate
Hey guys my name is Tyler, I was born and raised here in Virginia Beach and I am now a Sales Representative at the Virginia Beach...
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Samantha
Senior Sales Associate
Hey, my name is Sammie and I work part time at Music & Arts! In fifth grade I started the violin but it just wasn’t...
Get to Know Music & Arts, Virginia Beach
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Located barely 6 miles from the resort oceanfont, Virginia Beach is home to over 3 million visitors each year.  Our Virginia Beach store is found between the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and The United States Armed Forces School of Music.  The store is a hot spot for our local military community, teachers, parents, students, and professional musicians! As a retail music store, we provide the best services possible from rentals, lessons, to string repairs!
Our staff is excited for your visit!

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