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Welcome to Music & Arts - Glendale, AZ
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Visit us at the Desert Glen Shopping Center on West Bell Road. Music & Arts in Glendale is a great place for beginning musicians, music students, and music educators to get everything they need! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff of musicians will help you with instrument rentals and purchases, finding the accessories you need, and set you up with private lessons or repair sevices. Serving Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Maryvale Village, Alhambra Village, and Deer Valley Village.
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
We continue to work with area schools to provide the ultimate in service, sales, rentals, and repairs - Schools like Arrowhead ES, All Basis locations, Deer Valley MS and HS, Desert Canyon MS, Desert Foothills JHS, Desert Sky MS, El Mirage ES, Foothills ES, Glendale HS, Greenway HS, Highland Lakes, Hillcrest MS, Ironwood ES and HS, Las Brisas ES, Legend Springs, Milennium, Mountain Ridge HS, Mountain Shadows ES, Mountain View, Northwest Christian, Oasis ES, Park Meadows ES, Peoria ES and HS, Pioneer ES, Rio Vista ES, Sandra Day Oconnor HS, Shadow Ridge HS, Sierra Verde, Sky View ES, Stetson Hills, Sunrise ES, Sunset Ridge, Sunrise ES, Terramar, Vistancia ES, and many, many more. We appreciate your business and your tireless support of music in our schools and community.