1512 Seminole Trail (RT. 29) Charlottesville, VA 22901-1419
Phone: 434-973-2805
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

08/22/2017 - Open Mic Night
08/09/2017 - Back to School
05/16/2017 - End of Year Specials
03/01/2017 - 72 Hour Sale

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

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Joe Gomola
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Expertise: Guitar, Amplifiers & Effects

Hey there!  I'm Joe. I am the Retail Store Manager here at the Charlottesville location.  I have a minor in Music Industry...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Charlottesville

Welcome to Music & Arts | Charlottesville

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Our Mission

Since opening our first store all the way back in 1952, our company has held firmly on to our values and a mission of connecting musicians of every age, interest and background to the resources they need to thrive in music. Over 65 years and 150 stores later, Music & Arts has grown and changed, but we’ve never lost sight of music’s profound impact on a personal level. We provide a one-stop shopping experience to our guest that offers everything from name brand instrument sales, rentals and repairs to phenomenal private instruction.

Charlottesville, VA, welcome to your friendly local music store! Conveniently located in the 29th Place Shopping Center, you can find our store on the intersection of Seminole Trail and Rio Road. We’re just south of Virginia's gorgeous South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir and to the north of Charlottesville’s downtown area.

In addition to the good people of Charlottesville, our store also happily serves the surrounding areas of Berkmar, Townwood, Oak Forest, Montvue Terrell, Chapel Hills, Wakefield, Rivers End, Lake Hills, Fieldbrook, Bending Branch, Raintree, Dunlora, Key West, Poplar Glen, Franklin, Barracks Road, Willow Heights, Farmington, Barrett Acres and more!

Interested in getting your child enrolled in music lessons but don’t want to commit to a serious purchase? Our rental program is here to the rescue! Renting an instrument from us is a great way to test the musical waters with your child without buying an instrument. And with all of our instruments 100% rent-to-own, you can rest assured that the money you spend every month is going toward an instrument you’ll own for life should your child stick with it.

Music & Arts is elated to be a part of the musical development of so many of our nation’s children. Our Charlottesville location proudly serves the following local schools:


  • A.G. Richardson Elementary
  • Albemarle High School
  • Burley Middle School
  • Buford Middle School
  • Charlottesville Day School
  • Charlottesville High School
  • Charlottesville Waldorf School
  • Culpeper High School
  • Culpeper Middle School
  • Emerald Hill Elementary School
  • Epiphany School
  • Farmington Elementary School
  • Floyd T. Binns Middle School
  • Fluvanna Middle School
  • Fluvanna High School
  • Jack Jouett Middle School
  • Joseph Henley Middle School
  • Leslie Walton Middle School
  • Louisa County Middle School
  • Louisa County High School
  • Madison County High School
  • Wetsel Middle School
  • Monticello High School
  • Nathaniel Greene Elementary School
  • Nelson County Middle School
  • Nelson County High School
  • Orange County High School
  • Peabody School
  • Pearl Sample Elementary School
  • Prospect Heights Middle School
  • St. Anne’s Belfield School
  • Sutherland Middle School
  • Sycamore Park Elementary
  • The Covenant School Upper/Lower Schools
  • The Village School
  • Walker Upper Elementary School
  • William Monroe Middle School
  • William Monroe High School
  • Western Albemarle High School


It’s no secret that Charlottesville has an incredible music scene. Everyone from Dave Matthews to Stephen Malkmus got their start here, and you can too with some private music lessons taught right here in our store! Our phenomenal staff of private music instructors have experience teaching everything from music theory and songwriting to technique on instruments like guitar, piano, bass, violin, saxophone and more! Whether you’re interested in music lessons for your child or want to expand your prowess on an instrument you’ve been playing for decades, we can help!

Whether you’re getting ready for a classical concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center or a rock show at one of Charlottesville’s awesome music venues, let Music & Arts be your last stop before you hit the stage! With everything from premium instrument sales and accessories to a massive assortment of books and sheet music, we’re here to help your performance run smoothly no matter what you’re doing in the world of music.

Local music teachers, rejoice! Save 30% on music books and sheet music during our monthly Teacher Appreciation Day! We think the world of our nation’s music educators, and we can’t thank you enough for all you do. You can always count on Music & Arts to make your job easier.

More About Music & Arts

We’re proud to be the nation’s leading provider of private music lessons, band and orchestral instrument sales, repairs and rentals. Our incredible story of growth has everything to do with the unshakable relationships we’ve formed with students, parents, music educators and musicians of all ages, backgrounds and interests over the past 65 years. Community is everything to us, and we’re here to serve you no matter where music takes you. Want to see for yourself? Come check out our Charlottesville store today! Our incredible staff can’t wait to meet you!