4701 West Broad St Richmond, VA 23230-3207
Phone: 804-358-1981
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Due to space limitations, Richmond 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
Expertise: Woodwinds, Brass, Orchestral Strings

Hey there! I’m John the store manager and I’m excited to welcome you to our store page! Like a lot of folks, my musical...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hi I'm Graden and I'm the newest member of the team here at Richmond! I play multiple instruments and am a student at VCU. Stop...
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Senior Sales Associate

I have been involved in music retail and have been performing professionally in music for over thirty years.  I particularly...
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Senior Sales Associate

  Hello, I'm Andrew and I'm a music student at VCU. I’m a vocalist and very knowledgeable about many instruments....

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Our Mission

Music & Arts is wildly passionate about music, and nothing makes us happier than connecting students, music educators and musicians with the resources they need to be successful in their craft. Since opening our first store all the way back in 1952, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family, and strong values inform everything we do as a company. We’re the nation’s most reliable and comprehensive music resource, with over 150 locations providing private music lessons, instrument sales, repairs and rentals across the nation.

Formerly Boykins Music, the Broad Street Music & Arts store is centrally located to serve students and educators throughout Richmond. Located at West Broad Street and Staples Mill Road, our store is just minutes away from Richmond’s Bryan Park, and we invite you to practice your instrument under the shade of a tree there after you’re finished shopping with us!

For over 65 years, Music & Arts has provided music resources to local music programs in schools nationwide. Our Richmond location proudly serves the following local schools:

Albert Hill Middle School, Armstrong High School, Atlee High School, Bellevue Elementary School, Binford Middle School, Blackwell Elementary School, Brookland Middle School, Byrd Middle School, Charles City Middle School, Chickahominy Middle School, Chimborazo Elementary School, Deep Run High School Douglas Freeman High School, Douglas Wilder Middle School E S H Greene Elementary School, Elizabeth D Redd Elementary School, Elkhardt Middle School, Elko Middle School Fairfield Court Elementary School, Fairfield Middle School Fred D Thompson Middle School, George H Moody Middle School, George W Carver Elementary School, George Wythe High School, Ginter Park Model Elementary School, Glen Allen High School, Hanover High School, Henrico High School, Hermitage High School, Highland Springs High School, Holman Middle School, Huguenot High School, Hungary Creek Middle School, J B Fisher Elementary School, J E B Stuart Elementary School, J R Tucker High School, John B Cary Elementary School, John Marshall High School, John Rolfe Middle School, Lee-Davis High School, Liberty Middle School, Linwood Holton Elementary School, Lucille Brown Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr Middle Sch, Mary Munford Elementary School, Miles Jerome Jones Elementary School, Mills E Godwin High School, Oak Grove Elementary School, Oak Knoll Middle School, Overby-Sheppard Elementary School, Pocahontas Middle School, Short Pump Middle School, St. Christophers School, St. Mary Catholic School, Swansboro Elementary School, T H Henderson Middle School, Thomas C Boushall Middle School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Tuckahoe Middle School, Varina High School And William Fox Elementary School!

Local Richmond music educators can save 30% on music books and sheet music during our monthly Teacher Appreciation Day! We appreciate everything you do, and we’re here to make your job just a little bit easier. We’re avid believers in the good educators do in a child’s life, and we’re here to support your extremely important work.

Want to learn how to play the violin like Eric Stanley? Well, the talented musician got his start right here in Richmond and you can too with some private music lessons taught right in our store! With a combined decades of experience teaching everything from basic technique on a variety of instruments to songwriting, music theory and composition, our talented staff of educators are ready teach everyone from young beginners to experienced adults wanting to expand their musical prowess.

In recent years, Richmond has become a hotbed for places to see live music with venues like The Camel, The Broadberry and Hippodrome Theatre. Whether you’re gearing up to play one of Richmond’s awesome music venues or a tour that takes you all over the nation, let Music & Arts be your last stop before you hit the stage.

More About Music & Arts

Music & Arts’ incredible story of growth is rooted in the unshakable relationships we’ve formed with local communities nationwide. For over 65 years, we’ve been proud to provide students, parents, music educators and musicians of all backgrounds with whatever tools they need to thrive in music. We’re big––the nation’s largest provider of private music lessons, band and orchestral instrument sales, rentals and repairs––but we’ve never lost sight of music’s profound impact on a personal level. Come check out our Richmond location today and see for yourself! Our friendly staff will be excited to meet you.