Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven Crossing Shopping Center

829 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste 117 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7224
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

Store Services

Blog Archives

08/28/2013 - Summer Recital 2013

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager
Expertise: Woodwinds, Orchestral Strings, Brass, Woodwind Accessories, Double Reed Instruments, Electronic Wind Instruments, Brass Accessories, Flutes & Piccolos, Saxophones, Clarinets, Folk & Traditional Instruments, Orchestral Strings Accessories, Drums & Percussion
Areas of Instruction: Oboe

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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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Brass, Bass, Drums & Percussion

Music has always been a part of my life.  In middle school band I played tuba and learned the bari sax.  I marched and...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Virginia Beach


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