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The Huntersville location opened in 2003 in the Rosedale Shopping Center. Since that time, the store has focused on serving the needs of students and educators with the finest quality instruments, lessons, repairs and customer service. With proximity to the Lake Norman area, the store is a resource for communities in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln Counties. We hope you'll visit the store (off Exit 23 I-77) to learn more about the products and services that we offer. Our friendly staff of associates and teachers look forward to meeting you soon!
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
We proudly serve and support the following schools: Bailey Middle School, Bradley Middle School, Brawley Middle School, Children's Community School of Davidson, Cornelius Elementary, Couldwood Middle School, Davidson Day School, East Lincoln Middle School, Grand Oaks Elementary, Huntersville Elementary, Invest Collegiate, J.M. Alexander Middle School, J.V. Washam Elementary, Lake Norman Middle School, Lake Norman High School, Langtree Charter, Mount Mourne Middle School, Pinelake Prep, Piedmont Open I.B., River Oaks Academy, Southlake Christian, St. Mark's, Statesville Middle School and others in the North Meck, Iredell and Cabarrus County areas.
We thank and appreciate all of the students, families and music educators from those schools who patronize our store each and every year. Thank you for your support.
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