907 W Irving Park Rd Itasca, IL 60143-2023
Phone: 630-285-1485
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Itasca 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, Woodwind Accessories, Accessories, Clarinets, Saxophones

Hello! My name is Jeff Bosacki. I am the Retail Manager of "The Pro Shop" in scenic Itasca Illinois. I started in music at a...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Clarinets, French Horns, Brass Accessories
I am one of the newest members of the Itasca Music & Arts family! I am a recent graduate of Elmhurst College where I received...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Guitar, Bass, Drums & Percussion, Tubas, Trombones, Euphoniums

I am the brass and combo specialist here at Music & Arts Itasca! I am a graduate of Northern Illinois University where I received...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Orchestral Strings, Orchestral Strings Accessories, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses

I am the orchestra string specialist in Itasca Music & Arts Itasca family! I am a recent graduate of Elmhurst College where...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Itasca

Welcome to Music & Arts - Itasca, IL

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The Itasca store is Music & Arts' PRO SHOP in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland area, featuring a huge selection of band and orchestra instruments and accessories.  We are the best place in the NW suburbs for music instruments, rentals, supplies and lessons! We have a friendly and informed staff, reasonable prices, flexible rental policies and great teachers.  This is the place to go for any new or current music student.


Teaching opportunities are currently available at this location. Specifically we are looking for Piano, Guitar and String teachers! Please apply through the careers link at the bottom of the web page. If you are interested feel free to call and talk to Jeff directly as well.

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

Proudly providing band and orchestra instrument rentals for the following school districts:

  • Bensenville School District #2
  • Wood Dale School District #7
  • Itasca School District #10
  • Medinah School District #11
  • Roselle School District #12
  • Bloomingdale School District #13
  • Palatine Community Consolidated School District #15
  • Marquardt School District #15
  • Illinois School District U-46
  • Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District #54
  • Freemont School District #79
  • Community Consolidated School District #93
  • Geneva School District #304
  • and many more districts in Kane, Lake, Cook, McHenry, Dupage, and Dekalb counties

Call us today to reserve your instrument!