Fairfield Shopping Center

5244 Providence Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4202
Phone: 757-495-0988
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Events Calendar

Oct 07 Brass cleaning clinic 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 04 String cleaning clinic 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Take Lessons

Music & Arts is committed to music education

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

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Brass, Woodwinds, Orchestral Strings

Hello and welcome to our store. Music and especially the band has always been my passion.  I came to Virginia Beach in 1972...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Keyboards & MIDI, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Print Music, Keyboards

I was always connected with music since I was a kid writing songs, composing music, and then playing flute and piano from middle...
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Senior Sales Associate

I have always been a double threat in music because I have been singing since I could talk and played trumpet in middle school...
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Ema Lee
Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Clarinets, Marching Band Brass, Marching Band Accessories, French Horns, Trumpets, Brass Accessories

I am a student at Old Dominion University. I play clarinet, French horn and have been studying privately for ten years. I...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Kempsville

Music & Arts has serviced the musical needs of students, teachers, and professional musicians in Virginia Beach City for 14 years.  Located in Kempsville, 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: Brandon, Salem, Kempsville, Larkspur, Independence, and Bayside Middle Schools; Tallwood, Salem, Kempsville, Green Run and Bayside High Schools; Arrowhead, PointOView, White Oaks, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Bayside, Hermitage, Shelton Park, Indian Lakes, Glenwood, Providence, Fairfield, Woodstock, College Park, Tallwood, and Centerville Elementary schools. 

Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 80 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studio.  Currently we offer the following selections:

Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons  - Ukulele Lessons-  Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola 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, Otto Benjamin, and Armstrong.

Jupiter band instruments and Pearl drums, 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

Giardinelli band instruments

P. Mauriat saxophones and trumpets

Yamaha brass and wind instruments

Buffet clarinets and saxophones

Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases

Titan instrument stands

Dominant, Helicore, Prelude, and Kaplan strings

Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex rosin

Everest and Kun shoulder rests

Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman reeds

Fender guitars and amps

Yamaha guitars, keyboards, digital pianos, and recorders

Breedlove guitars

Eastman guitars, trumpets, trombones, saxophones and Strobel violins, violas, cellos, and basses

Otto Benjamin violins, violas, and cellos

Laurel Canyon guitars and ukuleles

Lanikai 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

Marshall amps

Acoustic amps

Williams keyboards

Harbinger PAs

And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only five 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