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Welcome to Music & Arts Ellicott City!
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Home of Howard County's Band and Orchestra Pro Shop, Music & Arts in Ellicott City is one of the company's oldest and largest stores. You can find our store conveniently located in the Chatham Station Shopping Center on Baltimore National Pike.
Our store is passionately dedicated to keeping music alive in our society through providing lessons, rentals, repairs, and everything else you’ll need to be successful in your musical journey!
Lessons are what build the foundation and basis for musicians as they strive to excel in their instrument and, here at Music and Arts, they are held in the utmost importance. We are honored to be able to offer solid, structured, and creative instruction to our lesson students. Because the relationship between a teacher and a student is imperative, we believe that having the perfect instructor for your student is critical. For this reason, we pride ourselves in having the most devoted, passionate, and best qualified teachers in the area to teach your growing musician. Our brilliant instructors include locally recommended names such as Greg Thompkins, Amanda Holmes, Tom Puwalski, John Blount, Tedd Griepentrog, Dave Lavorgna, and many more! All of our teachers are able to work with any level of performance whether the student has just started playing or if they have been playing for many years. A list of our teachers can be found on our store’s home page for your review but, if you’d like, please give us a call and ask us about more information on our wonderful instructors!
The Music and Arts store in Ellicott City is also the most convenient place to rent your instrument while learning to play. We offer name brand, teacher approved rentals for all instruments including Yamaha, Jupiter, Bach, Gemeinhardt, Bundy, Strobel, Glaesel, Selmer, Buffet, and many more! We can rent you a brand new instrument for the same price as a used one and offer a flexible and affordable damage coverage plan to cover the cost of repairs while you rent. Our rental plan is completely 100% rent to own which means all of the money you are putting towards your instrument as you rent is going towards the purchase of the instrument. You also have countless exchange options while renting with us with no additional fees or costs.
Our store has recently been upgraded into a pro-shop and now carries an extended supply of intermediate and professional instruments, reeds, accessories, and other products! Our line of professional quality instruments now include names such as Shilke, Muramatsu, Trevor James, Selmer Paris, Yamaha Custom-Level Instruments, P. Mauriat, Haynes, and more. We are the most expedient location to try out multiple instruments and have in-store experts ready to assist you with your questions and concerns in deciding on a new instrument. We guarantee lowest price on all our instruments or accessories and will beat the price of ANY certified dealer on same brand/model instruments. Feel free to come in and take a look at our new available stock!
We are proud to partner with Howard County public schools and service the local community through our support of Atholton ES, Atholton HS, Bellows Spring ES, Bollman Bridge ES, Bonnie Branch ES Bryant Woods ES, Burleigh Manor MS, Bushy Park ES, Centennial HS, Centennial Lane ES, Clarksville ES, Clarksville MS, Clemens Crossing ES, Cradlerock ES, Dayton Oaks ES, Deep Run ES, Ducketts Lane ES, Dunloggin MS, Elkridge ES, Elkridge Landing MS, Ellicott Mills MS, Folly Quarter MS, Forest Ridge ES, Fulton ES, Glenelg HS, Glenwood MS, Gorman Crossing ES, Guilford ES, Hammond ES, Hammond MS, Hammond HS, Harper's Choice MS, Hollifield Station ES, Howard HS, Ilchester ES, Jeffer's Hill ES, Lake Elkhorn MS, Laurel Woods ES, Lime Kiln MS, Lisbon ES, Long Reach HS, Longfellow ES, Manor Woods ES, Marriots Ridge HS, Mayfield Woods MS, Mount View MS, Mt Hebron HS, Murray Hill MS, Northfield ES, Oakland Mills HS, Oakland Mills MS, Patapsco MS, Patuxent Valley MS, Phelps Luck ES, Pointers Run ES, Reservoir HS, River Hill HS, Rockburn ES, Running Brook ES, St John's Lane ES, Steven's Forest ES, Swansfield ES, Talbott Springs ES, Thomas Viaduct MS, Thunder Hill ES, Triadelphia Ridge ES, Veterans ES, Waterloo ES, Waverly ES, West Friendship ES, Wilde Lake HS, Wilde Lake MS, and Worthington ES.
MORE ABOUT MUSIC & ARTS
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
Starting on March 9th we will have studio performance nights here at the Ellicott City. This is going to be a monthly performance opportunity for our students. All of our students are working towards becoming better musicians and what better way to prepare for the world of music that to have live performances. Every month will feature a different night of students. First up on March 9th are our Thursday students. With this said, any of our students and friends If you or any family and friends have anything you would like to add to the line-up just come on out. I like to think of this as a monthly ‘Open Mic Night’ that features our students. I hope to see you on 9th of March for our Live Performances.
Here at the Ellicott City Music and Arts we just had over 20 people in attendance for our monthly drum circle event with Nellie Hill. Nellie is a well-respected percussionist in our area and we are happy to host the event every month. The next drum circle will be on March 26th at 5:30pm. Please feel free to bring your own instrument or if you don’t own a hand drum, you’re more than welcome to use what we have in-store. We have plenty of bongos, cajons and congas for everyone to use and for sale. Nellie also brings a ton of hand percussion instruments for everyone to use. This event is always open to people of all skill levels and ages. It’s always a great time and everyone is welcome!
Hope to see everyone soon!
Maryland Horns of Plenty 2017
The Largest Band Instrument Sales Event on the East Coast!
Saturday April 22nd
St John's Parish Day School
9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
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 email@example.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