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The Severna Park Store
The Severna Park Music & Arts is proud to serve Anne Arundel County, MD, as well as areas across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Centrally located, we are just a short drive from anywhere in Anne Arundel County. As one of the first stores in the company, this store has a long tradition of excellent customer service.
"Thank You" to the readers who found us to be the "Best Local Music Store" in 2012, 2013, and 2015!
About Music & Arts
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.
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
In Anne Arundel County, our store services the following communities: Annapolis, Arnold, Severna Park, the Broadneck Peninsula, Millersville, Crofton, Crownsville, Linthicum, Linthicum Heights, Brooklyn Park, Cape St Claire, Deale, Edgewater, Fort Meade, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Parole, Pasadena, Riva, Rivera Beach, Severn, Shady Side, Gambrills, Gibson Island, Harmons, and Lothian. On the Eastern Shore, we see customers from the areas of Stevensville, Queenstown, Chestertown, Easton, and St. Michaels. Some of the schools we serve include: Annapolis Elementary, Arnold Elementary, Braodneck Elementary, Broadneck High School, Cape St Claire Elementary, Chesapeake High, Edgewater Elementary, Glendale Elementary, High Point Elementary, Oak Hill Middle, Pasadena Elementary, Rolling Knolls Elementary, Severna Park Elementary, Severna Park Middle, Severna Park High, West Annapolis Elementary.
About Our Lesson Program
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 Severna Park, our store houses ten studios for private instruction, three of which are outfitted with pianos, and one of which is outfitted with two drumsets, one for student and teacher use. At our store, we currently teach around 500 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. Please check out our Teacher Roster to find out more about the teachers at our store. For more information, fill out a Lesson Request, or call 410-544-1010.
We are your one-stop-shop when it comes to instrument and gear brands. In the world of combo instruments including guitars, keyboards, and drumsets, we carry all of the top brands including Laurel Canyon, Mitchell, Fender, Taylor, Epiphone, Breedlove, Eastman, Yamaha, Ibanez, Mapex, Meinl, Tama, Pearl, Vox, Ampeg, Mitchell, Jasmine, and many many more! Our line of Band and Orchestra instruments is just as impressive; we carry Buffet, Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Jupiter, Bundy, Vincent Bach, Powell, Ventus, Verve, as well as Otto Benjamin and Dragon string instruments along with the strings of Eastman Strings and Howard Core.
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 Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel County. Our stock of band method books inlcude Essential Elements, Accent on Achievement, Measures of Success, Sound Innovations, Standard of Excellence, Standard of Excellence Enhanced, Tradition of Excellence, and Foundations for Superior Performance. Our stock of string orchestra method books include Essential Elements, All for Strings, Champion Strings, Do It!, New Directions for Strings, Sound Innovations, Strictly Strings, String Basics, String Explorer, and the Suzuki collection. We also have various cleaning supplies and starter packs that contain all of the supplies that your student will need to get started and be successful.
For more information about how to rent or our program, please call us at 410.544.1010. 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 Severna Park 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 were opened brand-new 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. Our shuttle runs from Severna Park to Frederick every Monday and Thursday. For more information regarding our Repairs program, plese call us at 410.544.1010.
Our store is located on the south side of Route 2, Ritchie Highway.
- Coming from the South (Annapolis area), travel North on Route 2 for approximately 6 miles from Route 50/301. Turn Left at the traffic light on McKinsey Road. Turn right into Park Plaza. We are located in between Five Below and Jo-Ann Fabrics. Bill Bateman's Bistro is in our parking lot.
- Coming from the North (Glen Burnie area), travel South on Route 2. After the passing through the traffic light intersection for Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd, turn right into Park Plaza. We are located in between Five Below and Jo-Ann Fabrics. Bill Bateman's Bistro is in our parking lot.