Located in Springfield Plaza, Music & Arts is a great place to be introduced to musical instruments lesson at any age. We offer various types of music lessons, instruments, music books, and supplies. We are a family-friendly store with a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Proudly serving schools in the Fairfax County, Alexandria and Arlington areas including: Cardinal Forest Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Forestdale Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Hunt Valley Elementary, Keene Mill Elementary, Kings Glen Elementary, Kings Park Elementary, Lynbrook Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, North Springfield Elementary, Orange Hunt Elementary, Ravensworth Elementary, Rolling Valley Elementary, Sangster Elementary, Springfield Estates Elementary, Saratoga Elementary, West Springfield Elementary, Irving Middle School, Key Middle School, Key Center, Lee High School, West Springfield High School and surrounding schools.
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.