Langley Shopping Center

1388 Chain Bridge Rd McLean, VA 22101-3904
Phone: 703-356-9394
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, McLean 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

Hi, everyone! My name is Ian Winston. I joined Music and Arts seven months ago and haven’t looked back since! I received...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Drums & Percussion, Woodwinds

Hi my name is Peter and I am a part time sales associate at the McLean Music and Arts. I have been playing trumpet and french...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Brass Accessories, Keyboards, Recorders

Hey, I'm Steve. I work part time at Music & Arts and I'm a full time student at NOVA. I am currently studying Political...
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Brianna Ornstein
Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories

My name is Brianna and I am a graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in Music Education with my main instrument being clarinet....

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Get to Know Music & Arts, McLean
Located in the Langley Shopping Center, Music & Arts offers instrument sales, rentals and repairs. The staff works with the local schools to create a rental program that helps students select and learn their instruments. Private lessons are offered on more than a dozen instruments by some of the best instructors in the area.

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.

Welcome to Music & Arts McLean! 

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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

Local Schools Served: George Mason University, McLean High School, Langley High School; Bishop O'Connell High School; Longfellow Middle School; Chesterbrook, Churchill Road Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Franklin sherman Elementary, Great Falls Elementary, Haycock Elementary, Jamestown Elementary, Kent Gardents Elem, Lemon Road Elem, St. john Academy, St. Luke School, The Potomac School, Westbriar School, Westgate Elementary, Wolftrap Elementary School and many more!  

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