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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
Come learn bluegrass group basics with our teacher Lynn Kelley!!
This can be for any Banjo, Mandolin, guitar, or fiddle player!
Lynn brings in some very talented bluegrass musicians from the Tidewater area to come in and help teach beginner-intermediate musicians how to play in a blussgrass setting.
This is free and open to any beginner-intermediate musician that would like to participate. Please give the store a call to reserve your spot! We look forward to seeing you!
Come watch our lesson students preform their hard work! Free and Open to the public!
*** Please be courteous to our performers. they have put a lot of time and hard work into their performances. We ask once the recital starts that you do not get up and move about until applause and to leave cellphones at home or on silent while in the store.
Tidewater String Showcase 2015
The Largest String Instrument Sales Event in Virginia!
Saturday, May 2nd
Music & Arts
1412 Greenbrier Parkway, #126, Chesapeake VA 23320
In addition to attending vendors Music & Arts will have inventory of many other brands. There will be hundreds of intermediate & professional instruments under one roof! RSVP online at www.musicarts.com/UYS
Special One Day Offers:
*Best deals of the year, lowest price guaranteed
*Employee Pricing for Educators
*Restrictions may apply
For more information or to book your appointment call: 757-366-0666 or RSVP online at www.musicarts.com/UYS