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About our lesson program: Our lesson program is going very strong, and growing, consisting of approximately 450 students. We provide lessons for just about any musical instrument, ranging from guitar, piano, flute, trumpet, banjo, ukulele, or voice. We offer a variety of special music classes, performing events, recitals, and group performances. We encourage people of any age or ability level to come check out our store so we can explain our lesson program more in detail, show you our lesson schedule board, or check out any of our in-store performances. We also invite our lesson students, and musicians from all across Concord & Charlotte to perform in our monthly open-mic nights. They are currently held on the last Saturday of every month at 5:30PM. Please call us to reserve your spot.
Please check out our lesson instructor biography section to learn more about our instructors. They all have many years of performance experience, and are here to help you get exactly what you want out of playing and enjoying a musical instrument. Whether you are a parent of a parent of a brand new 5th grade band student, or haven't touched your old guitar in 20 years, our teachers are dedicated to helping every single one of our lesson students achieve success, and making learning an instrument fun. Please call the store to register for music lessons with us. We would be more than happy to help you out!
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
The Concord Mills location specializes in guitar, piano, pro audio, and percussion sales as well. Our knowledgeable staff includes a professional guitar and mandolin player and service tech, a sound engineer with over 25 years of studio and live sound experience. Every staff member is knowledgeable about acoustic and electric guitars, amps, drum kits, bass guitars, pianos, and more! Please stop by and talk to our exceptional sales professionals about the instrument of your dreams.
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
Music & Arts at Concord Mills Station proudly services the following area schools for all their music instrument and accessory needs:
ALBEMARLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ALEXANDER GRAHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, BRADFORD PREP, C.C. GRIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, CANNON SCHOOL, COCHRANE MIDDLE SCHOOL, COULWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, E E WADDELL LANGUAGE ACADEMY, FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, HAROLD E WINKLER MIDDLE SCHOOL, HARRIS ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL, HICKORY RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL, J M ALEXANDER MIDDLE SCHOOL, J N FRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL, JAMES MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, JOHN MOTLEY MOREHEAD STEM ACADEMY, LAKE NORMAN CHARTER SCHOOL-MIDDLE SCHOOL, MARIE G DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL, MOUNT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MIDDLE SCHOOL, MCCLINTOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, NORTHWEST CABARRUS MIDDLE SCHOOL, OAKLAWN LANGUAGE ACADEMY, PIEDMONT OPEN IB MIDDLE SCHOOL, QUEENS GRANT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, RANDOLPH MIDDLE SCHOOL, RIDGE ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL, SOUTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, WHITEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL, CONCORD MIDDLE SCHOOL CABARRUS CHARTER ACADEMY, MINT HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL, CORRIHER LIPE MIDDLE SCHOOL, COX MILL HIGH SCHOOL
Join us for our monthly open mic night on February 25th! Musicians of any age/ability level are welcome to attend and perform. This is a great opportunity not only for our lesson students to be able to perform, but for anybody else just looking for an event to play at. Please RSVP any time before the event by calling us at 704-979-5260. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing you on the 25th!
We are happy to announce that one of our string instructors will be holding another group orchestra class here in our lesson performance room. Amber would like to encourage musicians of any type (string, woodwind, and brass) that have a few years of playing experience under their belt to join the class.
The course will last 6 weeks, and is held here in our performance room on Monday evenings. The cost is $99 to register, however, if you come to the store and register as a lesson student, you will receive a discount. For people that are enrolled in our lesson program, the cost is $65 for the 6 week course.
This is an RSVP only event, as Amber will have to prepare materials and music for the class. Please give us a call at 704.979.5260 to speak with us about registering for the course, or stop in so we can show you our performance space, and lesson rooms. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The annual Charlotte Horns of Plenty is the largest band instrument sales event in the Carolinas. Once a year on this special day we offer you the opportunity to test play and select from hundreds of instruments supplied by the biggest names in the industry. Vendor representatives will be on hand along with our own instrument experts to help you select your perfect horn. One day only interest-free financing will be offered to qualified buyers, the deepest discounts of the year will be provided, and some vendors will even be offering double rebates. This is truly the best chance to play your heart out and find the instrument you've always been looking for. Please call your local Music & Arts location, or contact the Charlotte store at 704-341-0000, email@example.com to make an appointment now!
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