Milestone Center

21040 B Frederick Ave Germantown, MD 20876-4149
Phone: 301-353-1113
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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02/05/2014 - Horns A-Plenty

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Germantown 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

     Hello ladies and gentleman. My name is Dustin, and I've been with Music & Arts since August of 2011. I...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Bass

Hello everyone! My name is Calvin Thomas and I recently started working at Music and Arts. I really enjoy making music and playing...
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Retail Sales Associate
Whats up everyone! My name is Gautam, and I am a violin player. I am currently a senior in high school with aspirations to be...
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Retail Sales Associate
Hello! My name is Gret. I started woodwinds when I was just a small child. I'm working on my flute/piccolo studies degree but...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Germantown

Welcome to Music & Arts Germantown! 

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Our store is located in the Milestone Center in Germantown, MD.  Serving students and teachers in northern Montgomery County, the Germantown store takes pride in our quality service.  A great experience is one of our most important assets and we strive to maintain 100%, top quality, customer service every single day.

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

Some of the local schools we service:

Academy of Fine Arts, Capt James Daly Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Centerville Elementary, Church of the Redeemer Christian School, Clarksburg Elementary, Clarksburg High, Clearspring Elementary, Clopper Mill Elementary, Damascus Elementary, Hallie Wells Middle, Damascus High, Darnestown Elementary, Diamond Elementary, Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary, Fields Road Elementary, Fox Chapel Elementary, Gaithersburg Middle, Germantown Elementary, Goshen Elementary, Great Seneca Creek Elementary, John T. Baker Middle, Jones Lane Elementary, Kingsview Middle, Lake Seneca Elementary, Lakelands Park Middle, Laytonsville Elementary, Little Bennett Elementary, Lois Rockwell Elementary, Mary of Nazareth Catholic, Monocacy Elementary, Neelsville Middle, Poolesville Elementary, Rachel Carson Elementary, Roberto Clemente Middle, Rocky Hill Middle, Ronald McNair Elementary, Rosemont Elementary, S Christa McAuliffe Elementary, South Lake Elementary, Spark Matsunaga Elementary, Stedwick Elementary, Stone Mill Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Travilah Elementary, Washington Christian Academy, Waters Landing Elementary, Watkins Mill Elementary, Whetstone Elementary, William B Gibbs Jr. Elementary, Woodfield Elementary