Music & Arts Center
Music Store in Dallas, TX
That 1st store offered music lessons, music and art provides plus dance lessons - thus the name Music & Arts. Since its beginning in 1952, the firm gradually expanded outside the MD/VA area, adding retail stores in Atlanta, the Philadelphia area, the Carolinas, Nashville, Denver and most recently, the Northeast. With 62 stores throughout the East Coast and Colorado, Music & Arts soon became one of the biggest retail music store chains serving a large network of school band and orchestra programs.
read moreThe 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 1990's, Music & Arts has expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other music dealers.