FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider, has expanded into Washington state with the acquisition of seven stores. Effective immediately, Music Centers' locations in the Tacoma, Wash. area, including Lacey, Lakewood, Federal Way, Olympia, Puyallup, Renton and South Hill, will become part of the Music & Arts family of stores.

Music & Arts specializes in the sale and rental of musical instruments, instrument repairs, and music lessons, especially for the beginning and student musician. With 128 locations nationwide and a full-service website, Music & Arts is the one-stop-shop for parents, educators and students for all of their music education needs.

"We are thrilled to welcome Music Centers' customers to the Music & Arts' family and to be expanding our footprint into Washington," said Kenny O'Brien, CEO of Music & Arts. "We are committed to continuing to work with Music Centers' customers in the Tacoma area to provide them with uninterrupted, top-notch customer service as we continue to build on Music & Arts' reputation of excellence in the coming months and years."

Music Centers, which was originally called Lakewood Music, opened in 1955 and later changed its name as it expanded to serve the Puget Sound area. The stores and their employees have supported music education for nearly 60 years by offering the best products, support and customer service, a legacy that Music & Arts will continue to uphold moving forward.

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About Music & Arts
Music & Arts, the nation's largest school music company, has served students, teachers and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of musical instruments, instrument repairs, and music lessons -- especially for the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has 128 retail locations across 23 states. For additional information about Music & Arts, including store locations, please visit:

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