Federal Plaza

12274 Rockville Pike Suite K Rockville, MD 20852-5600
Phone: 301-881-6440
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 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, Rockville does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Drums & Percussion, Keyboards, Print Music, Clarinets, Violins, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories

Hi there! I’m Travis Gettinger, manager of the Rockville, MD Music & Arts location. I have been with the company...
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Senior Sales Associate
Areas of Instruction: Jazz Improvisation, Saxophone, Clarinet, Music Theory

Mike attended George Mason University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Jazz Performance. He attended...
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Jose Gallardo
Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Saxophones, Keyboards, Woodwinds, Print Music

Hey guys! My name is Jose and I have been working for Music & Arts for two years now and it still brings me...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Brass, Brass Accessories, Trumpets, French Horns, Marching Band Brass, Marching Band Accessories

Hi guys! I'm originally from Virginia Beach, VA. I moved up to the Washington, D.C. area to get closer to the music scene, but...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Rockville

Welcome to Music & Arts Rockville! 

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One of the oldest stores in the company, Music & Arts in Rockville has been in institution in Montgomery County for decades.  We are located on Rockville Pike in the Federal Plaza Shopping Center, offering private music lessons, rentals, repairs, and a huge selection of band and orchestra instruments, guitars, keyboards, drums, print music, and supplies for students and educators.


 About Our Rentals 

With Back to School season in our midst, Music & Arts is gearing up for our biggest rental season ever! Many parents will begin the process of renting their first band or orchestra instrument for their child, and Music & Arts has everything your child will need to be successful! We rent all of the most popular instruments including: flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, snare drum, percussion kit, bell kit, alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet, piccolo, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  

We proudly service all communities in and around Montgomery County including Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Chevy Chase. 

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. We highly recommend taking advantage of our rental instrument repair plan as well.  Some repairs can be costly, and its nice to know that you'll be covered when the time comes for repairs or even routine maintenance. 

In Montgomery County, 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 Montgomery County, plus the supplies they'll need to get started and be successful.

For more information about how to rent through our program, please call us at 301-881-6440.  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!



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 work with schools including Arcola Elementary School, Ashburton Elementary School, Bannockburn Elementary School, Beall Mill Elementary School, Bells Mill Elementary School, Bethesda Elementary School, Beverly Farms Elementary School, Bradley Hills Elementary School, Burning Tree Elementary School, Cabin John Middle School, Cannon Road Elementary School, Carderock Springs Elementary School, Cashell Elementary School, Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Clearspring Elementary School, Cloverly Elementary School, Cold Spring Elementary School, College Gardens Elementary School, Diamond Elementary School, Dr Charles R Drew Elementary School, Earle B Wood Middle School, Fairland Elementary School, Fallsmead Elementary School, Farmland Elementary School, Flora M Singer Elementary School, Flower Valley Elementary School, Forest Knolls Elementary School, Galway Elementary School, Garrett Park Elementary School, Georgetown Day School, Glen Haven Elementary School, Glenallen Elementary School, GreencAstle Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Highland Elementary School, Jackson Road Elementary School, Julius West Middle School, Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School, Landon School, Lucy Barnsley Elementary School, Luxmanor Elementary School, Maryvale Elementary School, Mclean Elementary School, Meadow Hall Elementary School, Montrose Christian School, North Bethesda Middle School, North Chevy Chase Elementary School, Noorwood School, Oak View Elementary School, Oakland Terrace Elementary School, Olney Elementary School, Our Lady of Mercy, Pine Crest Elementary School, Potomac Elementary School, Redland Middle School, Ritchie Park Elementary School, Robert Frost Middle School, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Rock Creek Valley Elementary School, Rock View Elementary School, Rolling Terrace Elementary School, Seven Locks Elementary School, Sherwood Elementary School, Sligo Creek Elementary School, Somerset Elementary School, St Jane de Chantal School, Stone Mill Elementary School, Stonegate Elementary School, Strathmore Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School, The Bullis School, Thomas W Pyle Middle School, Tilden Middle School, Travilah Elementary School, Twinbrook Elementary School, Viers Mill Elementary School, Walter Johnson High School, Washington Christian Academy, Washington Episcopal School, Wayside Elementary School, Weller Road Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School, Westland Middle School, Westover Elementary School, William Tyler Page Elementary School, Wood Acres Elementary School, Woodlin Elementary School, Wyngate Elementary School.