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Music & Arts has serviced the musical needs of students, teachers, and professional musicians in Virginia Beach City for 14 years. Located in Kempsville, we specialize in instrument rentals and sales, music lessons, instrument repairs, accessories sales, and offer the area’s largest selection of sheet music.
We proudly serve our local schools: Brandon, Salem, Kempsville, Larkspur, Independence, and Bayside Middle Schools; Tallwood, Salem, Kempsville, Green Run and Bayside High Schools; Arrowhead, PointOView, White Oaks, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, Bayside, Hermitage, Shelton Park, Indian Lakes, Glenwood, Providence, Fairfield, Woodstock, College Park, Tallwood, and Centerville Elementary schools.
Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 80 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studio. Currently we offer the following selections:
Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons - Ukulele Lessons- Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola Lessons - Cello Lessons
We carry great name brand educator approved instruments and accessories like:
Conn-Selmer Band and String Instruments including Bach, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Conn, Glaesel, King, Holton, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl and Roth, Otto Benjamin, and Armstrong.
Jupiter band instruments and Pearl drums, Azumi flutes, the Jupiter XO trumpet and trombone series, and the entire student level Jupiter Capital Edition band line.
Giardinelli flutes with a Haynes headjoint
Giardinelli band instruments
P. Mauriat saxophones and trumpets
Yamaha brass and wind instruments
Buffet clarinets and saxophones
Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases
Titan instrument stands
Dominant, Helicore, Prelude, and Kaplan strings
Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex rosin
Everest and Kun shoulder rests
Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman reeds
Fender guitars and amps
Yamaha guitars, keyboards, digital pianos, and recorders
Eastman guitars, trumpets, trombones, saxophones and Strobel violins, violas, cellos, and basses
Otto Benjamin violins, violas, and cellos
Laurel Canyon guitars and ukuleles
Zildjian and Sabian cymbals
Evans and Remo drumheads
Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Innovative Percussion and Vater sticks and mallets
TC Electronics, Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, and Zoom guitar effects pedals
Korg, Snark, Delta Lab, and Seiko metronomes and tuners
Elixir, Fender, D'Addario, Martin, DR, and Ernie Ball guitar and bass strings
And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only five business days!
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