4664 King Street ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302
Phone: 703-820-3610
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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01/31/2017 - Open Mic Night!
11/22/2016 - Black Friday Savings!
04/08/2016 - BXR's Moving Prep!

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Alexandria does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N

   I've been a musician for 15 years, starting with guitar and moving on to bass and keyboards. I have toured the world...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Tubas, Pro Audio, Marching Band Brass, Marching Band Accessories, Euphoniums

What's up everyone? My name is Alvaro and I am excited to be a part of the Music & Arts crew! I have played tuba for...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Bass, Guitar, Pro Audio, Accessories, Amplifiers & Effects

I am the bass expert at Music and Arts. I also know a lot about guitars and audio equipment! Please come to me with any questions...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Alexandria


Music & Arts in Baileys Crossroads has recently relocated to Alexandria (although only 1.4 miles from our original location). Come visit us and see what's new!

  • NEW state-of-the art lesson studios

  • Amazing in-store performance space

  • Fantastic selection of instruments and accessories for EVERY level of musician!


A few shots of our new location!

Our staff is always ready to meet families of young musicians who are looking to find a way to get started in their new hobby or career. Everyone from experienced players to brand new musicians, to people looking to try a second instrument, is always welcome to come by and see what we're all about. We have students from every local school; Claremont, Belvedere, Arlington Traditional, Kenmore, Yorktown, and many many more! 


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