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Welcome to Music & Arts | Shawnee
Our mission here at Music & Arts is to get people of every age, interest and background as excited about music as we are. We’re huge believers of the good music can do in a person’s life, and we’re proud to be the nation’s most trusted musical resource. Since we opened our first store all the way back in 1952, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family, and we’ve built our business off the unshakable relationships we’ve formed with local music programs, school and musicians.
Conveniently located off I-435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway, our incredible Shawnee location is here to serve you! We’re in the Shawnee Station shopping center just to the south of Swarner Park. You can find us in the suburbs of Kansas City South of the gorgeous Kansas River. In addition to serving the great residents of Shawnee, we’re proud to serve the local surrounding areas of Lenexa, Overland Park, Craig, Zarah, Olathe, De Soto, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Piper, Fairmont, Basehor, Lansing, Waldron, MO, Parkville, MO, Kansas City, Grays Park, Prairie Village, Leawood and more!
Want to get your child enrolled in a school band or orchestra program but don’t want commit to a big purchase? Our instrument rental program is here to help! Renting an instrument at our Shawnee location is a great way to test the waters before you decide to make a large purchase. We’re deeply committed to preserving the relationships we’ve formed with local music education programs across the nation. Are you a local music teacher? Check out our monthly Teacher Appreciation day where music teachers can save 30% on music books and sheet music!
Got a big gig at Shawnee’s historic Theatre In The Park? With a massive selection of books, music accessories paired with instrument sales and repairs, Music & Arts is here to help prepare you for wherever your musical journey takes you! Whether you’re a punk band playing a show at Aftershock Live or a string quartet performing a wedding at the Vintage House, we’re here to help you succeed.
Our Shawnee location is proud to offer private music instruction to students of every age, background and interest. From music theory and songwriting on a variety of instruments to music from The Beatles and Bach, our incredible private instruction staff has the expertise and skills to help you succeed. Whether you’re an old dog trying to learn new musical tricks or picking up an instrument for the first time, there’s terrific music lessons for everyone here at the Shawnee Music & Arts. We serve Shawnee Mission Schools, Desoto Schools, Basehor\Linwood Schools, Bonner Springs\Edwardsville, Turner, Kansas City, Kansas, Olathe Schools, Blue Valley Schools, Tonganoxie Schools and many more.
More About Music & Arts
With over 150 locations nationwide, we’re a big company, but we’ve never lost sight of music’s importance on a personal level. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers succeed in music, and being a small part of the musical growth of the schools and communities we serve is a huge honor. We’re now the nation’s largest provider of band and orchestra instruments sales, rentals and private music lessons. To us, nothing is more important than community, family and values, and these priorities have shaped what we do as a company for over 65 years. Want to see what we’re all about? Come check out our Shawnee location and see for yourself!
Music & Arts is committed to music education, which is why we teach over 1.5 million private music lessons per year to students across the country. For the entire weekend on June 22-24, we are opening up the doors of every store location* and inviting students, parents, musicians, and educators to check out the Lesson Studio at Music & Arts
On June 22, from 6-8pm, perform at an open mic performance or stop by to enjoy free live music! On June 23, attend “Pointers-4-Players,” our free beginner guitar classes at 11am and 1pm. No guitar? No problem. Borrow one from us at no charge for the class! Plus, during the Lesson Open House weekend only, get a FREE Laurel Canyon guitar** when you sign up for lessons. You read that right. FREE GUITAR! Choose from either a full size guitar, ¾ guitar or ukulele.
Come be a part of our June Open House. This fun event will be held from Friday 6/22 through Sunday 6/24. Saturday, Pete Marten will be conducting a FREE guitar clinic. Bring your guitar and be prepared to learn fun new things about how to play your guitar.
Come join Colvin Hooser for a fun and informative hour on Saturday 6/23 at 11 am. Colvin has been teaching guitar, bass, ukelele and mandolin for many years and can show you many tricks to improve your sound.
Saturday 5/23, Expert clinicain, Pete Marten, will be here conducting a FREE clinic. Bring your guitar, smile and be ready for a fun filled and instructive event. The FREE clinic will be held here at the Shawnee store and will last from 1:30 - 2:30.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
The first Monday of every month is Teacher Appreciation Day. Educators save 30% on sheet music & books in-store and online.*
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* See associate for details on qualifying for discount.