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Waterford CT
907 Hartford Tpke Suite E11
Waterford Commons
Waterford, CT 06385
Store Hours
Monday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Welcome to Music & Arts | Waterford CT

For over six decades, Music & Arts has been on a mission to get people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds excited about music. We’re avid believers in the power of music, and we’re convinced it makes our world a better place. As America’s most trusted music retailer, we’re a one-stop shop for everything music that includes name brand instruments, rentals, repairs, a massive assortment of books and sheet music, and incredible music instruction. No matter where you find yourself on your journey in music, we’re here to help you succeed!

Welcome to the Waterford, Connecticut Music & Arts store page! You can find us northwest of I-95 in the Waterford Commons shopping center. We’re right across the street from the Crystal Mall.

We proudly serve the community of Waterford and the surrounding areas of New London, Groton, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Stonington, Ledyard, Montville, Norwich and more!

Interested in getting your child involved with music but not sure they’ll stick with it? Check out our instrument rental program! This is a great way to test the musical waters with your child, without committing to a serious purchase. And with all payments contributing to the final purchase of the instrument, you can rest easy knowing your child is exploring music with the result of making a final purchase should they choose to stick with it––and we hope they do!

For over 65 years, we’ve partnered with local music education programs in schools to deliver instruments, music accessories, and sheet music to America’s music students. Our Waterford location proudly serves the following local schools:

Brooklyn Middle School, Brooklyn Mohegan Elementary School, Uncasville
Carl C Cutler Middle School, Mystic Mystic Middle School, Mystic
Charles Barnum Elementary School, Groton Northeast Academy, Groton
Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford Oakdale Elementary School, Montville
Dr. Charles Murphy School, Oakdale Oswegatchie Elementary School, Waterford
East Lyme Middle School, East Lyme Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston
Fields Memorial Elementary School, Bozrah Quaker Hill Elementary School, Quaker Hill
Franklin Elementary School, Franklin S B Butler Elementary School, Mystic
Great Neck Elementary School, Waterford Sacred Heart, Baltic
Griswold Middle School, Griswold Sacred Heart, Taftville
Integrated Day Charter School, Norwich Salem Elementary School, Salem
Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester The Country School, Madison
Lisbon Central School, Lisbon Voluntown Elementary School, Voluntown


Getting ready to record an album at Sonalysts Studios? Let the Music & Arts store here in Waterford help you prepare to sound your best! With everything from music accessories like strings, reeds, stands, and tuners, to an expert instrument and repair and maintenance team on staff, you can always rely on us for the resources you need to be successful in music.

Want to make music like Veronica Ballestrini? Well, the talented singer and songwriter got her start right here in Waterford, and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Working one-on-one with one of our talented instructors is the perfect way to learn an instrument, and develop the skills you need to write songs. Ask about our music instruction options today!<


Founded in 1952, the first Music & Arts store was humbly ran out of a Bethesda, Maryland house. Now the nation’s leading provider of instrument sales, rentals, repairs and music lessons, we’ve experienced a remarkable amount of growth over the years, but our unshakable commitment to bringing music to the many local communities we serve has never changed. We’ve been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning, and our values mean everything to us. Stop by at our Waterford location and see for yourself today! We can’t wait to meet you.

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