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Welcome to Music & Arts El Centro!
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The nation’s most trusted one-stop music shop, we offer name brand instrument and music accessory sales, books, sheet music, instrument repairs, rentals and incredible private and group instruction for students of every age and interest.
We’re conveniently located in the heart of El Centro off Imperial Avenue, between Main St & State St. You can find us just a short walk away from The Valley Plaza, Starbucks, and Central Union High School. We proudly serve the wonderful community here in El Centro and the surrounding areas of Seeley, Heber, Imperial, Calexico, Holtville, Calipatria, Brawley, and more! We are currently serving the following school districts:
Calipatria Unified School District
Brawley Union High School District
Brawley Elementary School District
Imperial Unified School District
El Centro Elementary School District
Central Union High School District
Heber Elementary School District
Seeley Union School District
McCabe Union Elementary School District
Holtville Unified School District
Calexico Unified School District
Our talented teaching staff is professionally trained and has experience teaching a variety of instruments and styles to students of all ages and backgrounds. So whether you’re looking for awesome lessons for your kids, or are an old timer interested in learning some new musical tricks, our teachers are up to the task!
Among the many services that Music & Arts provides, our rental program is another major building block to a lifelong relationship with music. Music & Arts provides a Rental Program to ensure that the student will absolutely love their instrument. Our Rent-To-Own program has many opportunities for students and parents, including maintenance and repairs, chances for exchanges and upgrades, and a no-haggle return policy. Click here for more information regarding our rental program.
Need to get some repairs done to your instrument? Whether it's a guitar restring or cracked violin, our repair team is here to help! At the El Centro location, our repair staff has the ability to do most minor to intermediate repairs on guitars, various stringed instruments, brass, and woodwinds. If you're looking for an overhaul or other major repairs, our Repair Shop, located in Anaheim, California, has the best and certified technicians. Our shop also provides a no obligation free repair estimate prior to any work being completed! Click here for more information regarding our repair shop
For over 65 years, it’s been our mission to connect people of all walks of life with whatever resources they need to be successful in music. Founded in a Bethesda, Maryland home in 1952, our company has been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning. Now the nation’s leading provider of music lessons, instrument sales, rentals and repairs, we credit our remarkable story of growth to the thousands of unshakable relationships we’ve formed with students, parents, teachers, and educators over the past six decades. Visit our El Centro location today! We can’t wait to meet you!
Lesson Open House | June 21-23
Come to our Lesson Open House weekend June 21-23! We are opening the doors of every store location* and inviting students, parents, musicians, educators to check out the Lesson Studio at Music & Arts.
To celebrate Make Music Day, Music & Arts if offering Open Mic Nights nationwide at our retail locations! Students, parents, musicians, and educators are welcome. All are welcome to perform or to stop by and enjoy free live music. On Saturday, check out our free beginner guitar classes at 11 AM and 1 PM. No guitar? No problem. Borrow one from us at no charge for the class! Plus, during the Lesson Open House weekend only, get a FREE Fender or Laurel Canyon guitar* when you sign up for lessons! Choose from either a Fender electric guitar or a Lauren Canyon full size acoustic guitar, 3/4 guitar or ukuele. If piano is more your style, sign up for lessons and get $150 off select Casio digital pianos*. Our university-trained, background-checked lesson instructors are available all weekend to meet you. Click here to RSVP!
*Excludes non-lesson locations: San Antonio, TX; Lubbock, TX; Amarillo, TX; Monroe, NY; Mamaroneck, NY; Greenwich, CT; Ridgewood, NJ; Belton, TX; Copperas Cove, TX; Harker Heights, TX. Offers valid 6/21/19-6/23/19 in-store only on in-stock product WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. *Free guitar (choose from Laurel Canyon items 196896, 196901, 196909 or Fender Squier Bullet 1432284 or 1159172) with purchase of one month of lessons, EZ Pay, and lesson sign-up fee at Music & Arts. *Or $150 off select Casio digital pianos (choose from 1488964 or 1488962) with purchase of one month of lessons, EZ Pay, and lesson sign-up fee at Music & Arts. Offers valid in stores only at Music & Arts locations with lesson service. Coupon is non-transferable. Not valid with other coupons or existing lesson accounts or purchases. One coupon per customer. For questions, see Store Associate for details.
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for an open jam!
We set up a portion of the store with seating and a PA system & encourage any Valley musicians to stop by. Play one song or three, solo or with your band! All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Enjoy free classes, studio tours, and teacher meet & greets.
More info to be announced!