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Welcome to Music & Arts North Frederick!
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A new addition to Frederick, our store is located on the North side of town in the Worman's Mill Shopping Center across from the Wegman's. Check out our event calendar, because we always have great clinics and performances going on at our store.
The North Frederick Music & Arts location specializes in all your back-to-school band and orchestra rental needs. We have all the books, supplies, and instrument brands the educators prefer and recommend. Musical Instruments in Frederick
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
Music & Arts is the nation’s largest lesson provider, with over 1.25 Million private lessons taught each year. Our instructors are experienced and well-qualified, many of them having more than one college degree in their instrument. They are flexible and most importantly they make learning music fun. In North Frederick, we have five studios for private instruction, two of which are outfitted with pianos, and one of which is outfitted with two drumsets. At our store, we currently teach over 200 students per week, with lessons occuring daily. In addition to teaching the extremely popular instruments such as guitar and piano, we have many teachers daily who teach various band and orchestra instruments. For more information, fill out a Lesson Request, or call 301-620-2015.
As a company, Music & Arts is the largest provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments being rented annually. Our rental program is simple, easy, and 100% rent to own! All of your rental payments go towards the purchase of the instrument you are renting. We also offer special payoff options to our rental customers. Along with our program, you have the option of exchanging your rental instrument for another of equal or greater value, and all of your rental money will travel from one to the other. We highly recommend taking advantage of our rental instrument repair plan. Some repairs can be costly, and its nice to know that you'll be covered when the time comes for repairs or even routine maintance.
In Frederick County, Carroll County, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and West Virigina, we carry educator-approved brands, such as Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, and Bundy for band instruments, and Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and Eastman for string instruments. We also have a full assortment of method books students need for their school classes in your school, plus the supplies they'll need to get started and be successful. Some of schools we service include: Ballenger Creek, Baltimore Archdiocese, Centerville, Deer Crossing, Frederick Classical Charter, Glade, Hillcrest, Lewistown, Liberty, Middletown, Monocacy, Myersville, New Market, North Frederick, Oakdale, Orchard Grove, Parkway, Spring Ridge, Thurmont, Tuscarora, Twin Ridge, Urbana, Valley, Walkersville, Waverley, Whittier and Yellow Springs.
For more information about how to rent or our program, please call us at 301-620-2015. You can even rent through our Online Rentals webpage and have your instrument sent to you, or you can pick it up in our store. We have rental instruments available every day of the week!
Music & Arts is the largest provider of band and orchestra repair services, with more than 75 repair shops in service across the country. Simply drop off your instrument at our store, and we will send it to our certified repair technicians for all your repair needs. At our North Frederick location, we send our repairs to our cutting-edge repair facility in Frederick, Maryland, also home of our corporate headquarters. Our band and string repair shops in Frederick are among the best in the country, and we opened brand-new facilities in 2013. Whether it is repadding a saxophone, pulling a stuck trumpet slide, or even rehairing a violin bow, we can send it to our repair shop. For more information regarding our Repairs program, please call us at 301-620-2015.