North Tucson

8320 Thornydale Rd Suite 150/170 Tucson, AZ 85741-1158
Phone: 520-579-2299
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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11/14/2017 - Open Mic Night

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

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

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Brass, French Horns, Marching Band Brass

Hello, my name is Heaven. I grew up in Georgia, where I joined band in the 5th grade. Little did I know just how much influence...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello! My name is Sarah. I grew up here in Tucson and got my first taste of playing music in 5th grade playing the violin in the...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Accessories, Bass

Hello! I am all about helping anyone and everyone find their musical identity. Music plays a huge part of my everyday life. I...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Violins, Violas, Keyboards, Cellos

Hello, my name is Luciana! Music has been one of my passions since the fourth grade. I mainly play violin, but...

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You are one step closer to your musical passion and we would be honored to help you in any way we can. I hope our website is helpful in your musical endeavors and if you need anything please give us a call or simply email us with your questions or needs. Over the last 10 years, the Tucson team has been helping local schools such as Mountain View High School, Marana High School, Marana Middle School, Tortolita Middle School, Marana Unified School District, Tucson Unified School District, Amphi Public Schools, Sunnyside Unified School, and many of the elementary schools with all of their musical needs. Our team focuses on the local schools because that is where musicians are born and that is our mission; to help create music makers!

We are located on the Northwest side of town on the corner of Thornydale & Cortaro, in the Bashas’ Shopping Center. Our flexible hours allow teachers to pop in before their busy day of lessons as well as performing musicians to dash in and grab a last minute necessity before the curtain call. We tailor to the young beginning musicians and to the professional players.  We have many qualified teachers with a growing passion for music and who pass that along to every single student. They give the young musician skills to take to the stage. Our lessons focus on the student and tailor the curriculum to the student. I would suggest checking out the teachers here at Music & Arts, as they always have something to teach.

Even if you are not a musician but enjoy music, please check out our events page. We have events every month that include Open Mic Nights, Bluegrass Jams, Instructor Performances, Workshops and Classes that are FREE to attend.

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