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Welcome to Music & Arts Avon, CT
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Located in the Nod Brook Mall shopping center off of route 44, the Music & Arts Avon location has been meeting the needs of beginning and advanced musicians for over 5 years. We serve and are actively involved in all of the local school programs, including Avon, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury, New Hartford, Barkhamsted, and other neighboring towns. We take pride in all the ways we serve local musicians, including providing instruments, in-store lessons, rentals for the local school programs, and an excellent repair program for all instruments.
From a first electric guitar to professional saxophones, Music & Arts in Avon stocks a wide variety of instruments from all major brands, including Yamaha, Selmer, Gemeinhardt, Eastman, Jupiter, Bach, Fender, Epiphone, Vox, Ibanez, Taylor, Breedlove, Latin Percussion, Tama, Pearl, Mapex and more! And if for some reason we don’t have what you want in stock, we can get it in for you at the best price around, no questions asked.
What good is a new instrument without lessons?! We do lessons here 7 days a week for almost every instrument imaginable! Whether it’s a beginning piano player, broadway performer looking for a vocal coach, or veteran guitarist, we have qualified, professional instructors that teach any style of music at any age and at any skill level. Come down and check out our beautiful lesson studios and book an appointment with your favorite teacher today!
If your child is beginning band or orchestra class this year, Music & Arts is a great place to get your first instrument. We take great care to provide your child with a high quality instrument that will take them through elementary school and beyond. All of our brands are teacher-approved, shop-tested and guaranteed to “wow” musicians of all skill levels. Even adults or older students looking to explore a different instrument or a delve into the world of music later in life will appreciate the competitive rates and attention to detail these student instruments provide.
Is your guitar not playing the way it used to? Or do you have an older instrument that is long overdue for a check up? We have several qualified repair technicians available to fix, restore, or upgrade instruments of all brands and quality, including band, orchestra, guitar and bass, keyboards, and electronics. Our friendly store staff will happily guide you through the repair process and turn your old closet classic into a functioning, well-playing instrument.
Pine Grove Elementary, Thompson Brook School, Canton Intermediate School, Renbrook School, Ann Antolini School, Avon Middle School, Avon High School, Barkhamsted School, Central Elementary School, Ethel Walker School, Har Bur Middle School, Latimer Lane Elementary, The Masters School, Noah Wallace School, Roaring Brook Elementary School, Simsbury High School, Tootin Hills Elementary School, West Woods Upper Elementary School
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.
Music & Arts is designed to provide the most comprehensive offerings for student musicians and music educators. Our goal is to create the best possible multichannel experience for our customers. As a result of this, Music & Arts has earned notoriety as:
- The nation’s largest lesson provider, with over 1.25 Million private lessons taught each year
- The largest provider of instrument rentals, with more than 200,000 instruments rented annually
- The largest school music dealer, serving more than 5000 schools nationwide
- The largest fleet of outbound salespeople, with over 100 educational representatives visiting schools
- The largest provider of B&O repair services, with more than 75 repair shops in service across the country
Our Vision: To excite people about playing music, teaching music, and supporting musicians and their passion for music
Our Mission: To be the music retailer of choice for student musicians and music educators