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At the core of Music & Arts, you’ll find a community of musicians who are enthused about getting you the tools you need in order to teach, to inspire, and to create music with your bands and ensembles. Music & Arts, is the largest wind instrument retailer in the United States and was founded in a Bethesda, Maryland home in 1952 by an entrepreneurial music teacher named Benjamin O’Brien. His goal was to provide a proper musical training for local neighborhood kids, offering music lessons and selling much-sought-after printed musical scores. Since 1952 Music & Arts has been dedicated to servicing school music programs. Our commitment to providing quality instruments and services like affordable instrument rentals and national repair shops have made us an industry leader and the go-to source for band teachers across the country.



The Music & Arts Educational Program makes it easier for music teachers to teach. Our Educational Representatives work closely with you to handle instrument rentals but they also do so much more. Whether it’s with recruitment or classroom repairs, we’re with you every step of the way. We can provide you everything from one single reed to a classroom full of low brass and everything in between. Many representatives are musicians themselves. Some are educators. They perform in bands, quartets, orchestras and ensembles. They teach. They understand instruments and music education. They support you. To learn more about our offerings, select a category below.

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Music is the catalyst to so many aspects of development and education. We all believe that learning music, especially at a young age, greatly improves the development of reading, math and language skills, social skills, self-discipline, perseverance, time management, and responsibility. Even the SAT scores of young musicians are higher on average. That’s why band educators are so critical and why your time is so valuable. In the words of our Chief Executive, Ken O’Brien, “Our goal is to leave teachers more time to teach.”

Your band room is where students develop lifelong skills. It’s important for you to be able to focus on teaching and leading your students so let us take care of the things you don’t always have time for. To learn more about how we can help grow your program and free up time for you to focus on your classroom read below or contact an Educational Representative today.



"Music and Arts is a dedicated and reliable service that provides 'above and beyond' efforts to meet the specific needs of band programs and their directors. The personable Educational Representatives keep the best interest of the music programs they serve in mind at all times."
- Ali Carraher, Director of Bands,
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

"My district switched over to Music and Arts from another company in 2011. The transition has been very smooth, but I’ve been even more impressed with the outstanding service and dedication displayed by the guys as Music and Arts. Despite the imperfections in many products, Music and Arts has always stood by their products and provided free advice as needed. Knowing the intense competition in the instrument rental and supplies business, I feel Music and Arts has separated themselves from the pack."
- Mr. Rattner, Band Director
Monroe Township Middle School

”As music educators today we have many demands on our time and schedule. It is always welcome when someone is there to assist in making our job easier. In the 35 years I'm been at my school I have always found the educational representatives I've had from the Music & Arts to be willing and able to help in every way. Whether it's searching for a particular piece of music or recommending the best instrument options for purchase at my school, I always appreciate the personal service I receive. All music teachers need a resource such as this to help us succeed.” - Lewis Dutrow, Director of Bands
Wilde Lake High School

"We have been using Music and Arts for the past two years. They have been reliable, very easy to work with, and eager to meet the needs of our district. They use the rental brands that we request, as well as method books and auxiliary material. Their repair service is quick and reasonably priced. I highly recommend the company."
-Janet Kaufmanl
Monroe Township, Brookside School



You'll appreciate the support you get from your Music & Arts Educational Representative. Working together in a collaborative effort to make your job easier, you'll be better equipped to keep the music program focused on student achievement.

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When you partner with Music & Arts, we assist with virtually every aspect of managing a well-run music program. Teacher-representative relationships often become a powerful source of continuous program improvement and individual achievement, instilling in your students a lifelong passion for music. We can't wait to hear from you. For bid questions or inquiries, you can reach us at

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