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Welcome to Music & Arts!
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Music & Arts has serviced the musical needs of students, teachers, and professional musicians in Virginia Beach and Northampton County for over 15 years. Located barely six miles from the resort oceanfront, Virginia Beach is home to over 3 million visitors each year. Our Virginia Beach store is found between the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and the United States Armed Forces School of Music. The store is a hot spot for our local military community, teachers, parents, students, and professional musicians! we specialize in Instrument Rentals and Sales, Music Lessons, Instrument Repairs, Accessories Sales and offer the area’s largest selection of sheet music.
Our staff is excited for your visit!
We proudly serve our local schools: Alanton Elementary, Arrowhead Elementary, Atlantic Shores Christian Academy, Back Bay Christian Academy, Bayside Elementary, Bayside High, Bayside Middle, Birdneck elementary, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Brandon Middle, Broadwater Academy, Brookwood Elementary, Cape Charles Christian School, Cape Henry Collegiate School, Centerville Elementary, Chesapeake Bay Academy, College Park Elementary, Costal Christian Academy, College Park Elementary, Corporate Landing Elementary, Corporate Landing Middle school, Courthouse Montessori School, Creeds Elementary, Diamond Springs Elementary, Fairfield Elementary, First Colonial High, Floyd Kellam High, Frank W. Cox High, Gateway Christian School, Glennwood Elementary, Great Neck Middle, Green Run Elementary, Green Run High, Hebrew Academy Of Tidewater, Hermitage Elementary, Holland Elementary, Hope Lutheran School, Independence Middle, Indian Lakes Elementary, John B. Dey Elementary, Kemps landing Magnet, Kempsville Middle, Kempsville High, King's Grant Elementary, Kingston Elementary, Kiptopeake Elementary, Landstown Elementary, Landstown High, Landstown Middle, Larkspur Middle, Linkhorn Park Elementary, Luxford Elementary, Lynnhaven Elementary, Lynnhaven Middle, Malibu Elementary, New Castle Elementary, Newtown Elementary, North Landing Elementary, Northampton High, Oaktree Academy, Ocean Lakes High, Occohannock Elementary, Old Donation Center, Parkway Elementary, Pembroke Meadows Elementary, Plaza Middle, Point O' View Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Princess Anne High, Princes Anne Middle, Providence Elementary, Red Mill Elementary, Rosemount Elementary, Salem Elementary, Salem High, Salem Middle, Seatack Elementary, Shelton Park Elementary, St. Gregory the Great School, St John the Apostle Catholic School, St Matthew's School, Star of the Sea School, Strawbridge Elemtary, Tallwood Elementary, Tallwood High, Thalia Elementary, Throughgood Elementary, Three Oaks Elementary, Trantwood Elementary, Virginia Beach Friends School, Virginia Beach Middle, W. T. Cooke Elementary, White Oaks Elementary, Windsor Oaks Elementary, Windsor Woods Elementary, Woodstock Elementary
Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 250 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studios. Currently we offer the following selections:
Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons - Ukulele Lessons- Drum Set Lessons - Snare Drum Lessons - Percussion Lessons - Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Voice Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola Lessons - Flute Lessons - Clarinet Lessons - Saxophone Lessons - Trumpet Lessons – Low Brass Lessons - Music Theory Lessons – Cello Lessons- Banjo lessons - Mandolin Lessons - Pedal-steel Lessons - Jazz Piano Lessons – Upright Bass Lessons – Fiddling Lessons
We carry great name brand educator approved instruments and accessories like:
Conn-Selmer Band and String Instruments including Bach, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Conn, Glaesel, King, Holton, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl and Roth, Lewis and Son, and Armstrong.
Jupiter Band Instruments and Mapex Drums including, Azumi Flutes, the Jupiter XO Trumpet and Trombone series, and the entire student level Jupiter Capital Edition band line.
Giardinelli Flutes with a Haynes Headjoint.
Pearl Flutes and piccolos.
B&S brass instruments.
Giardinelli Band instruments.
P. Mauriat saxophones and trumpets.
Yamaha Brass and Wind instruments.
Buffet Clarinets and Saxophones.
Howard Core String Instruments.
Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases.
Hercules instrument stands.
Dominant, Xyex, Helicore, Prelude, Pirastro, and Kaplan Strings. Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex Rosin. Everest and Kun Shoulder Rests.
Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Legere Signature Series, La Voz, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman Reeds
Fender Guitars and Amps.
Yamaha Guitars, Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Drums and Recorders.
Eastman Guitars, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones and Strobel Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Basses.
Otto Benjamin Violins, Violas, and Cellos.
Rudoph Doetsch Violins, Violas and Cellos.
Laurel Canyon Guitars and Ukuleles.
Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals.
Evans and Remo Drumheads.
Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Innovative Percussion and Vater Sticks and Mallets.
TC Electronics, Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, and Zoom Guitar Effects Pedals.
Korg, Snark, Delta Lab, and Seiko Metronomes and Tuners.
Elixir, Fender, D'Addario, Martin, DR, and Ernie Ball Guitar and Bass Strings.
And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only 3 business days!
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
NOTHING BEATS GETTING A DEAL!
That’s why Music & Arts is proud to share our best Black Friday coupons ever. We are an authorized dealer on the biggest brand names so you can score competitive pricing on keyboards, digital pianos, electronic drums, acoustic drum kits, acoustic and electric guitars from Fender, Epiphone, Yamaha, Williams, Casio, Verve, Simmons, Pearl, Cordoba, and more. Plus, we’ll help you cross stocking stuffers off your list! There are limited time offers on your favorite reeds from D’Addario Reserve, Vandoren, and Giardinelli, as well as strings, music stands, mutes, mouthpieces, sticks, tuners and more. We know your life is busy so we grouped our stocking stuffers into easy buckets of $25 or less and $50 or less. Don’t see what you are looking for? We have the largest warehouse in the country. Ask our store associates about free shipping.
SHOPPING FOR OTHERS ON BLACK FRIDAY?
Let our store associates be your expert consultants. We can guide you throughout your purchase process and provide convenient solutions like free layaway and 0% financing. Our 30-day price match policy called Guaranteed Lowest Price (GLP) will give you confidence in our pricing. Our prices are aggressive enough to beat Amazon.com! Seriously. Learn more about GLP at www.MusicArts.com/GLP.
Bring your bluegrass instruments to a pickin' party hosted by our wonderful lesson teacher Lynn Kelley!
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
The first Monday of every month is Teacher Appreciation Day. Educators save 30% on sheet music & books in-store and online.*
SHOP OUR ONLINE SELECTION OF
SHEET MUSIC & BOOKS!
QUESTIONS? Visit our Educator FAQ page
* See associate for details on qualifying for discount.
The first monday of every month we celebrate our registered music teachers with 30% off sheet music, songbooks, CDS/DVDS
NATIONAL OPEN HOUSE LESSON EVENT
Music & Arts is committed to music education, which is why we teach over 1.5 million private music lessons per year. We are privileged to be part of their musical journey and we look forward to helping you find your voice, whether it be guitar, piano, clarinet, trumpet, violin, flute, drums, or, err…voice! Our lessons are customized by hand-selected, background-checked, university-trained instructors to fit your skill level, age, or favorite genre of music in a family friendly environment. Come see for yourself!
For the entire weekend on January 5-7, 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. Choose from open mic performances or free beginner guitar lessons. Schedule a free appointment with one of our talented, professional lesson instructors. This could be the beginning of your lifelong relationship with music. Choose from one of the convenient neighborhood locations below