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Welcome to Music & Arts in Gainsville
Here at Music & Arts, we’re here to help connect you with everything you need to thrive in music. From name brand instrument and music accessory sales to books, sheet music, instrument repairs, rentals and incredible music instruction, we pride ourselves on serving people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. Nothing makes us more excited than seeing the people we serve succeed in music, so no matter where you find yourself in the world of music, you’re always welcome here at Music & Arts.
Gainesville, FL, welcome to your friendly local music store! We’re here for all your musical needs. We’re conveniently located at the southeast corner of I-75 and West Newberry Road just to the north of Clear Lake Nature Park and Split Rock Conservation Area.
In addition to serving to incredible community here in Gainesville, we also serve the surrounding areas of Tioga, Archer, Jonesville, Newberry, Bronson, East Bronson, High Springs, Traxler, Alachua, La Crosse, Waldo, Orange Heights, Raleigh, Williston, Micanopy, Irvine, Orange Lake, Rochelle, Windsor and more!
Has your instrument seen better days? You can’t play at your best if you’re instrument isn’t in good shape, so have the expert repair and maintenance team here at the Gainesville Music & Arts location fix it for you! Our staff has the experience and resources to find out what’s wrong with your instrument and get it back into good shape in no time.
For over six decades, we’ve been working with local music education programs in schools to provide instruments, music accessories, books and sheet music to our nation’s students. We proudly serve the following local schools:
- The Rock School
- University of Florida - Assistant Director
- University of Florida - College of the Arts
- University of Florida - Marching Band
- Westwood MS
- Bradford HS
- Bradford MS
- Columbia HS
- Ft. White MS/HS
- Lake City MS
- Richardson 6th Grade Academy
- Dixie County High School
- Bell High School
- Bell High School Band Boosters
- Trenton HS
- Bronson MS/HS
- Chiefland High Schoo
- Chiefland Middle School
- Williston MS/HS
- North Marion HS
- North Marion MS
- Trinity Catholic HS
- C.L. Overturf 6th GC
- Jenkins MS
- Miller MS
- Palatka HS
- Putnam Academy of Arts & Science
- Q.I. Roberts
- Lake Butler Middle School
- Union County High School
Maybe it’s something in the water, but an incredible amount of influential artists got their start here in Gainesville. Tom Petty, Steven Stills and the late great flying eagle of soul Charles Bradley got their musical start in town and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Trained at a university level, our talented, background-checked teaching staff has experience teaching children and adults technique, theory and songwriting for instruments like guitar, bass, piano and everything you’d hear played in an orchestra.
Gearing up for a performance at Gainesville’s Vienna Summer Music Festival? With everything from music accessories like strings, picks and tuners to a vast array of books and sheet music, let our store be the last stop before you take the stage! We’re here to help you perform at your best!
MORE ABOUT MUSIC & ARTS
Owned and operated by the same family since our founding, the first Music & Arts location began in a Bethesda, Maryland home back in 1952. Over 65 years and 150 locations later, we’ve grown by leaps and bounds over the past six decades, but we’ve never lost sight of music’s incredible impact on a personal level. Our remarkable story of success has everything to do with the thousands of unshakable relationships we’ve formed with music educators, students, parents and professional musicians over the years in the many communities we serve. So for all your musical needs, you can always rely on us. Come visit our Gainesville location today!
Music & Arts is committed to music education, which is why we teach over 1.5 million private music lessons per year to students across the country. For the entire weekend on June 22-24, we are opening up the doors of every store location* and inviting students, parents, musicians, and educators to check out the Lesson Studio at Music & Arts
On June 22, from 6-8pm, perform at an open mic performance or stop by to enjoy free live music! On June 23, attend “Pointers-4-Players,” our free beginner guitar classes at 11am and 1pm. No guitar? No problem. Borrow one from us at no charge for the class! Plus, during the Lesson Open House weekend only, get a FREE Laurel Canyon guitar** when you sign up for lessons. You read that right. FREE GUITAR! Choose from either a full size guitar, ¾ guitar or ukulele.