We have always felt support from the Capitol Hill Community, and this year we are particularly grateful. This past Year has been profoundly difficult for everyone, and we would like to say Thank You to everyone who has made a point to shop at Music on the Hill and other area retail stores- We couldn’t do it without you!

Jump into Fall!

Music on the Hill is the only place you need to go to get your child (or yourself) set up for lessons.

We offer affordable monthly rentals for B&O instruments like violin, cello, flute and trumpet. We also have an innovative short- term rental program designed to allow our customers to try out the guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin or piano for as low as $50, so you can try out for 8 weeks before making the instrument purchase.

We have one of the most impressive teaching rosters in the DC area, with highly qualified, experienced and passionate teachers who take students at any level. Lesson times are filling up fast, but there are still openings, so reach out to us if you are interested in private lessons.

Our retail store is always stocked up on all the tools you need to be successful- like music stands, lesson books, rosin, reeds, tuners and more!

join us in supporting Gutiars for Vets!

If you are considering donating your guitar, we make it easy to donate to an amazing organization. Music on the Hill is  proud to be an official drop off location for Guitars for Vets.

They are a nationwide organization and guitar instruction program aimed at providing veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distress- a unique therapeutic alternative. G4V pursues it’s mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and guitar accessory kit.

Private Lessons designed to adapt

At Music on the Hill, we understand that keeping things “COVID-safe” can dramatically change from one day to the next. Our lesson program will allow students to have in-person lessons one week, and shift to Zoom the next.

Music on the Hill’s roster of teachers is among the most impressive in the DC Area. They are all highly qualified, with a minimum of a BA in their instrument of focus. They are educations with years of teaching experience, and have a true passion for helping everyone discover the joy of music.

To learn more about our private lessons, you can email us, or call (202)733-3158.


Music on the Hill is open for business! We are happy to be allowing more customers in the store at any given time, but we ask that all everyone wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while shopping at Music on the Hill, regardless of their vaccination status.

Awards and Honors

Music on the Hill has been voted one of the “Best Places to Buy Musical Instruments by Washington City Paper!

Music on the Hill as also been selected as one of the “NAMM Top 100” for the 5th consecutive year! The National Association of Music Merchants selects 100 of the industry’s most innovative and enterprising music retailers every year, and are very proud to be part of this group!