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Music & Arts has serviced the musical needs of Students, Teachers, and Professional musicians in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Northeastern North Carolina for over 20 years. Located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, we specialize in Instrument Rentals and Sales, Music Lessons, Instrument Repairs, Accessories Sales and offer the area’s largest selection of Sheet Music.
We proudly serve our local schools: Atlantic Shores Private School, Blair Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Brandon Middle School, Butts Road Intermediate School, Camelot Elementary School, G.W. Carver Elementary School, Cedar Road Elementary School, Centerville Elementary School, Central Middle School, E.W. Chittum Elementary School, Crestwood Middle School, Crestwood Intermediate School, Currituck County Middle School, Currituck County High School, Deep Creek High School, Deep Creek Middle School, Deep Creek Elementary School, Deep Creek Central Elementary School, Forest Glen Middle School, Granby High School, Great Bridge High School, Great Bridge Middle School, Grassfield High School, Grassfield Elementary School, Great Hope Baptist School, Greenbrier Christian School, Greenbrier Middle School, Greenbrier Intermediate School, Hickory Elementary School, Hickory Middle School, Hickory High School, Hugo Owens Middle School, Indian River Middle School, Indian River High School, Jolliff Middle School, John F. Kennedy Middle School, Kings Fork Middle School, Kings Fork High School, Lakeland High School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Maury High School, Meherrin Elementary School, Moyock Middle School, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, I.C. Norcom High School, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Christian School, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Old Donation Center, Oscar Smith Middle School, Oscar Smith High School, Portsmouth Christian School, Sparrow Road Intermediate School, Southeastern Elementary School, Southwestern Elementary School, Tallwood High School, Tallwood Elementary School, G.A. Treakle Elementary School, Truitt Intermediate School, Georgie D. Tyler Middle School, Tidewater Adventist Academy, Virginia Wesleyan College, Western Branch High School, Western Branch Middle School, Windsor High School, John Yeates Middle School, plus numerous Home School Music cooperatives and programs.
Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 350 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studios. Currently we offer the following selections:
Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons – Rock Guitar Lessons – Blues Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons - Upright Bass Lessons - Ukulele Lessons- Drum Set Lessons - Snare Drum Lessons - Percussion Lessons - Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Voice Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola Lessons - Flute Lessons - Clarinet Lessons - Saxophone Lessons - Trumpet Lessons - Trombone Lessons - Music Theory Lessons – Cello Lessons
We carry great name brand educator approved instruments and accessories like:
Conn-Selmer Band and String Instruments including Bach, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Conn, Glaesel, King, Holton, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl and Roth, Lewis and Son, and Armstrong.
Jupiter Band Instruments and Mapex Drums including, Azumi Flutes, the Jupiter XO Trumpet and Trombone series, and the entire student level Jupiter Capital Edition band line.
Giardinelli Flutes with a Haynes Headjoint.
Pearl Flutes and piccolos.
B&S brass instruments.
Giardinelli Band instruments.
P. Mauriat saxophones and trumpets.
Yamaha Brass and Wind instruments.
Buffet Clarinets and Saxophones.
Howard Core String Instruments.
Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases.
Hercules instrument stands.
Dominant, Xyex, Helicore, Prelude, Pirastro, and Kaplan Strings. Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex Rosin. Everest and Kun Shoulder Rests.
Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Legere Signature Series, La Voz, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman Reeds
Fender Guitars and Amps.
Yamaha Guitars, Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Drums and Recorders.
Eastman Guitars, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones and Strobel Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Basses.
Otto Benjamin Violins, Violas, and Cellos.
Rudoph Doetsch Violins, Violas and Cellos.
Laurel Canyon Guitars and Ukuleles.
Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals.
Evans and Remo Drumheads.
Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Innovative Percussion and Vater Sticks and Mallets.
TC Electronics, Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, and Zoom Guitar Effects Pedals.
Korg, Snark, Delta Lab, and Seiko Metronomes and Tuners.
Elixir, Fender, D'Addario, Martin, DR, and Ernie Ball Guitar and Bass Strings.
And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only 3 business days!
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