18 March Avenue MANCHESTER, NH 03103
Phone: 603-623-0153
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Manchester does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

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Retail Manager - N
Areas of Instruction: Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone

Hello! My Name is Justin Wright and I am the store manager of the Manchester Music & Arts.  This is my 10th year with...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello, my name is Russ. I have been working for Music and arts since May of 2013. I was raised in a very musical family in Northern...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Manchester

Welcome to Music & Arts Manchester, NH!



Here at Manchester Music & Arts, we proudly serve Manchester and the surrounding communities including Londonderry, Merrimack, Hudson, Nashua, Concord, Hooksett, Goffstown as well as the entire state of NH with Instrument Rentals and continue to be the premier provider of Instruments, Supplies, Music, Repairs & Lessons.

Our Educational Representatives call on schools throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts servicing teachers, parents and students alike.  We provide instrument demonstrations and "instrument petting zoos" for the purpose of music advocacy and for assisting students in selecting their instrument.  We are the areas largest provider of quality rentals and offer a program that is 100% Rent to Own.  We happily provide support and resources to local Marching Bands, Booster Groups, Community Bands, Public & Private Institutions, as well as Charitable Organizations.

We work closely with the Ted Herbert Music School, the Manchester Community Music School, Southern New Hampshire Univerisity, and local private music instructors to insure that every type of musician has available to them the tools necessary to be successful.  Our online store at provides easy access to over 90,000 items easily accessable to try here in the store or at your home.  We provide a network of Music & Arts stores and affiliates through out New Hampshire and New England to create flexability and convience for our customers.  Most of all we have a highly trained and knowledgeable staff dedicated to meeting your needs no matter how big or small with a friendly smile and positive attitude.  We look forward to being your neighborhood music store! 

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