West Gate Plaza

8029 Sudley Rd Manassas, VA 20109-8001
Phone: 703-361-0149
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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11/19/2016 - Black Friday!
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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Manassas 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: Guitar, Violins, Violas

My name is Mike Solarczyk.  I play pretty much anything with a string attached to it.  My First love was the Violin....
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Retail Sales Associate

Hello my name is John Trenum, I've been playing drums for 8 years and have grown up in a musical family, my favourite bands are...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Clarinets, Flutes & Piccolos, Woodwind Accessories, Marching Band Accessories

Hi! I'm Katherine I was originally born in El Salvador. but was raised in the U.S. all my life, so I am fluent in Spanish. My...
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Senior Sales Associate

Ive been a musician for the last ten years playing guitar and singing lead vocals in bands in the northern...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Manassas

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Specializing in working with local music education programs and high school bands/orchestras, Music & Arts on Sudley Road also has a wide selection of music and instruments for adult beginners or people returning to music. Private lessons for all skill levels are available. Music & Arts offers rentals to allow aspiring musicians a risk-free way to find the right instrument.

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 serving:  

Alvey Elementary, Auburn Middle, Battlefield High, Bennett Elementary, Benton Middle, Bristow Run Elementary, Buckland Mills Elementary, Bull Run Middle, Cedar Lee Middle, Cedar Point Elementary, Colgan High, Ellis Elementary, Gainsville Middle, Glenkirk Elementary, Gravely Elementary, Haymarket Middle, Kettle Run High, Fauquier High, Loch Lomond Elementary, Manassas Christian, Marshall Middle, Marshall Elementary, Marsteller Middle, Mercer Middle, Mayfield Intermediate, Mountain View Elementary, Mullen Elementary, The Nokesville School, Parkside Middle, Patriot High, Pennington, Piney Branch Elementary, Reagan Middle, Sinclair Elementary, Signal Hill Elementary, Stonewall Middle, Stonewall High, Sudley Elementary, Taylor Middle, Tyler Elementary, Victory Elementary, Warrenton Middle, Westgate Elementary, Woods Elementary, Yorkshire Elementary, Yung Elementary and many private schools in the area.