The Shoppes at Bowie Town Center

3811 Evergreen Parkway Bowie, MD 20716-2228
Phone: 301-262-5950
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

02/27/2017 - Make Time For Music
11/09/2016 - PEPPERMINT JAZZ
08/08/2016 - Back to School
06/13/2016 - GUITAR MONTH

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Bowie 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

Hello. My name is Josh Curtin and I love music. My passion for music began early in my high school career. After several...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Bass, Guitar, Amplifiers & Effects, Keyboards
Hey everybody! My name is Ricky and I am a Sales Associate here at Music & Arts.  I am a recent high school graduate...
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Retail Sales Associate

Hi everyone! My name is Ben and I play saxophone, piano, drums and guitar. I started playing music at a young age and haven't...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hey, I am a brass specialist here at Bowie. I recently graduated from Frostburg state with a performance degree in trombone. ...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Bowie

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Located on Evergreen Parkway, Music & Arts in Bowie offers an excellent selection of band and orchestra instruments to rent, as well as music lessons and instruments for sale. Home of the nations #1 Lesson Program with 700 students and growing!!!! We proudly serve the community and work closely with schools in the area including:

Barack Obama ES, Benjamin Foulois ES, Benjamin Tasker ES, Catherine T Reed ES, Dr. Henry Wise Jr HS, Gaywood ES, Grace Christian School, Greenbelt ES, Heather Hills Es, Holy Trinity, Imagine Foundations, James mcHenry ES, Kenilworth ES, Kettering ES, Kingsford ES, Lake Arbor ES, Marlton ES, Northview ES, Perrywood ES, Pointer Ridge ES, Rockledge ES, Samuel Ogle MS, Tulip Grove ES, Thomas Johnson MS, Whitehall Es


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