West Hartford

989 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT 06107-2103
Phone: 860-231-9562
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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Christopher Bolton
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Expertise: Orchestral Strings, Double Basses, Pro Audio, Orchestral Strings Accessories, Accessories

Christopher Bolton is currently the Store Manager at the West Hartford Music and Arts. Before working at Music and Arts, Christopher...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Keyboards, Pro Audio

Hi everybody,  I have been in the music industry for over forty years and I am very proud to be a part of the Music &...
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Senior Sales Associate

David Counterman is a music educator and freelance percussionist currently based in Hartford, Ct. He recently received his Masters...

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Welcome to Music & Arts in West Hartford, CT located at the heart of West Hartford Center on Farmington Ave.  We proudly serve the musicians of West Hartford, Farmington, Bloomfield, Newington, New Britain and beyond! Schools that we serve include Aiken Elementary, Braenburn Elementary, Bugbee Elementary, Charter Oak International Academy, Duffy Elementary, Morley Elementary, Norfeldt Elementary, Smith STEM, Webster Hill Elementary, Wolcott Elementary, Bristow Middle, Sedgwick Middle, King Phillip Middle, Conard High School, Hall High School, Highcrest Elementary, Renbrook, Noah Wallace Elementary, Thompson Brook, East Farms Elementary, West Woods Upper Elementary, Farmington High, Irving Robbins, Martin Kellogg Middle, and many more.  From instruments to lessons to repairs and rentals, we are happy to help with any of your music related needs.

We stock popular instrument brands here at the store ranging from student-level instruments to professional models.  We are a proud dealer of brands such as Yamaha, Conn-Selmer, Gemeinhardt, Powell, Getzen, Jupiter, Eastman, Verve, Fender, Breedlove, Epiphone, Ibanez, Casio, and many more.  We also offer the guaranteed lowest price on any instrument.  We will price match any other instrument dealer to give you the best deal and the best instrument possible!

The next step after getting your beautiful new instrument is to learn how to play!  Not only do we offer one-on-one music instructions on almost all instruments, we are also the number one Music & Arts lesson provider in New England.  We have the best instructors in the area who will turn anyone into the musician they are destined to become.  With nine lesson studios, and over 30 instructors, we are able to work with any student and any learning style.  Feel free to ask any of our knowledgable associates about our lesson program.

West Hartford and the surronding towns have some of the best public schools in Connecticut and the music programs reflect that reputation.  Through the dedicated work of the public school teachers, parents, and of course the talented students, the bands, orchestras, and ensembles have become some of the most prestigious and well-know in the country.  If your son or daughter is just starting in one of these great programs, we have rental instruments, and all of the supplies they will need to get them off on the right foot.  Ask us about our rental program and we will be able to answer any questions you have

If your instrument is due for a tune-up, or maybe there was a bit of an accident, or if you just have a maintenance question, we can help with anything you need.  From repairs to tune-ups we will be able to get your instrument playing like it was just out of the case quickly, diligently, and efficiently.  We have certified instrument repair technicians that will work wonders with your instrument and have it playing like new.

At Music & Arts, it is our goal to take our students and set them off on the right foot to become the musicians of tomorrow.  We are dedicated to keeping this tradition alive through our instruments, lessons, rentals, and repairs.  Stop in and speak to any of our knowledgable associates!


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