Arboretum Shopping Center

8046 Providence Rd Suite C Charlotte, NC 28277-9715
Phone: 704-341-0000
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

07/31/2017 - New Guitars!
05/24/2017 - New Fender Bass Amps!
02/08/2017 - New Alvarez Guitars
02/08/2016 - Welcome new teachers!
07/16/2015 - Brass Lessons

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Charlotte 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

My Name is Greg Johnsen and I have been working for Music and Arts since 2007, but my interest in music started long before that....
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Senior Sales Associate

A graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Chad Turner holds a Bachelor’s degree...
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Senior Sales Associate

My name is Jesse and I’ve been working at Music and Arts since the start of 2015.  My love for music began at young...
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Senior Sales Associate

My name is Delaney Brigman and I have just recently joined Music and Arts in June 2015. I am currently studying elementary education...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Charlotte

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Charlotte Music & Arts is home to one of the state's largest lesson programs and all of your musical needs. With a knowledgeable staff we are here to help out any musician, from the beginner to the advanced. We carry everything from popular sheet music to guitars and keyboards as well as student and professional instruments! Come check us out at the Arboretum Shopping Center.

We proudly serve our local schools' musical needs, whether it be instrument rentals, private lessons, sheet music, or intermediate and professional instrument purchases.

Our local schools include: South Charlotte, Jay M Robinson, Community House, Crestdale, Southwest, Quail Hollow, Alexander Graham, McClintock, Carmel, Mint Hill, Coulwood, Ridge Road, Cochrane, Northeast, Albemarle Road, White Water, James Martin, Kennedy, Eastway, Randolph, Piedmont Open, Northwest School of the Arts, Waddell Language Academy, Marvin Ridge, Sun Valley, Piedmont, Indianland, Cuthbertson, Weddington, Monroe, Parkwood, Union Academy, Porter Ridge, Ardrey Kell, CATA, East Meck, South Meck, West Meck, Providence, Olympic, Independence, Myers Park, David W. Butler, Phillip O. Berry, Charlotte Latin, Charlotte Christian, Carmel Christian, United Faith Christian Academy, Socrates, Holy Trinity, Providence Day, Charlotte Prep, Charlotte Country Day, Covenant Day, Metrolina Christian Academy, Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Trinity Episcopal, Saint Matthew's, British International, Omni Montessori, Arborbrook Christian Academy, Saint Gabriel's, Holy Trinity, and Collinswood Language Academy.

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