Fox Valley

385 South Route 59 Aurora, IL 60504-7910
Phone: 630-577-0820
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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Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Guitar, Bass, Clarinets, Orchestral Strings
Areas of Instruction: Bass Guitar, Guitar
With twenty years of music experience under my belt I am one of the newer members of the Music & Arts family.  I’m...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Clarinets, Saxophones

About Me Hi! My name's Andy and I've been involved in music for over ten years now. I started playing clarinet in the fifth grade...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Orchestral Strings
     Hi my name is Shawna!! I have played the violin for over fifteen years. I also play a little guitar,...

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Welcome to Music & Arts - Fox Valley, IL

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The Fox Valley Music & Arts is brand new, located just a few blocks south of Fox Valley Mall on South Rt. 59 in Aurora! It features EIGHT lesson studios, an amazing guitar wall, as well as all the print music you could possibly need! We are your neighborhood music store, with a friendly support staff to guide you through purchasing, renting or repairing musical instruments, or participating in private lessons.  Come see us soon!

Our local schools include:

District 89:

Arbor View ES, Briar Glen ES, Glen Crest MS, Park View ES, Westfield ES

District 129:

Fearn ES, McCleery ES, Freeman ES, Greenman ES, Goodwin ES, Hall ES, Herget MS, Hill ES, Jefferson MS, Jewel MS, Lincoln ES, Nicholson ES, Schneider ES, Smith ES

District 202:

Aux Sable MS, Drauden Point MS, Heritage Grove MS, Indian Trial MS, John F Kennedy MS, Richard Ira Jones MS, Timber Ridge MS

District 203:

Beebe ES, Highlands ES, Mill St ES, Praire ES, Ranch View ES, River Woods ES, Scott ES, Steeple Run ES

District 204:

Clifford Crone MS, Gordon Gregory MS, Granger MS, Gregory R Fischer MS, Jeffery C Still MS


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