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WELCOME TO MUSIC & ARTS - THE FORUM
Take a tour of our store!
Music & Arts meets San Antonio! Welcome to our brand new store on Agora Parkway in Selma, TX! We work closely with students and educators throughout the community to provide you with everything you need to get started playing music! Our services include instrument rentals, repairs, private lessons, and a wide selection of instruments, accessories, and print music to purchase. Our friendly and experienced staff of musicians is here to answer your questions and help you with anything you need. Stop by for a visit today!
WE'RE THE DESTINATION FOR YOUR
MUSIC INSTRUMENT NEEDS
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 – in partnership with Alfred Music– is bringing another season of piano workshops to your local community! These exciting events are FREE OF CHARGE and run by seasoned clinicians that specialize in piano pedagogy. Learn the latest classroom techniques, win prizes, get amazing discounts on sought-after materials, and meet the authors from your favorite publications!
You don’t want to miss this opportunity, so RSVP now at www.musicarts.com/pianoworkshop!
Call 910-864-8808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Workshop
At Melody's workshop, you will explore how to:
• Promote collaborative performance between your students.
• Develop practice strategies for enhancing rhythm, articulation, dynamics, and speed.
• Plan repertoire for your students with a fast-paced review of new music.
About the Clinician
A composer, arranger, clinician, and teacher, Melody Bober enjoys creating motivational piano pieces that foster her students’ understanding and love of music. She holds music degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana and Minnesota State University. Melody’s dynamic sessions are enriched by her experience as a studio owner, classroom teacher, and church musician.