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Welcome to Music & Arts Burke!
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At Music & Arts in Burke, we love helping people along their life long journey with music, whether they want to be a great violinist, piano player or even an old timey folk singer. We are here to help you find your musical voice, so you can tell it like it is, or was, or whatever. Come in and visit us!
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 at Bonnie Brae Elementary, Burke School, Cardinal Forest Elementary, Centreville High School, Lake Braddock High School, Robinson Secondary School, West Springfield High School, Irving Middle School, Lake Braddock Middle School, Centre Ridge Elementary School, Centreville Elementary School, Cherry Run Elementary School, Fairview Elementary School, Hunt Valley Elementary School, Keene Mill Elementary, Kings Glen Elementary School, Laurel Hill Elementary School, Laurel Ridge Elementary School, Oak View Elementary School, Orange Hunt Elementary School, Rolling Valley Elementary School, Sangster Elementary School, Silverbrook Elementary School, Terra Centre Elementary School, Union Mill Elementary School, West Springfield Elementary School and White Oaks Elementary School.
Horns of Plenty 2017
The Largest Band Instrument Sales Event on the East Coast!
Saturday May 6th
Trinity Christian School
11204 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA
Vendors attending: P.Mauriat, Vandoren, XO, Jupiter, Yamaha, Giardinelli, D'Addario,Eastman and more!
In addition to attending vendors Music & Arts will have inventory of many other brands. There will be 400-600 intermediate & professional instruments under one roof! For specialty inventory requests email Emily.Mabe@musicarts.com or 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