4106 Route 31 Suite 901 Clay, NY 13041-8796
Phone: 315-409-0901
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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May 06 Student Recital 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

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

Meet The Experts

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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Saxophones, Woodwinds, Pro Audio, Brass, Guitar

Hi, I'm Zac and I am the Clay store manager! I've been with Music & Arts since September of 2013 working my way up from...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Clarinets, Woodwind Accessories, Woodwinds
Hello! My name is Cassidy Vianese and I started working at Music & Arts in February 2018. I am a graduate from the Crane School...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Keyboards, Print Music, Brass

Hello!  My name is Dan Isgar, and I'm currently a senior sales associate at Music & Arts.  I hail from Marcellus,...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar

Hey there!  My name is Gary Carpentier, and I'm the newest addition to the Music and Arts team here in Clay! I am a graduate...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Clay

Hello from Music & Arts - Clay, NY

The biggest and best selection of everything musical in Central New York! We're the #1 spot for instrument rentals, instrument sales, accessories, books, music lessons and much more!

Our Story:

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

The local schools that we service: Fabius-Pompey, Lafayette, Tully, Syracuse City, Faith Heritage, Indian River, Mexico, Fulton, Thousand Islands, Cicero-North Syracuse, Central Square, Solvay, East Syracuse-Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-Dewitt, Manlius-Pebble Hill, Chittenango, Cazenovia, Christian Brothers Academy, Bishop Grimes, Skaneateles, Marcellus, Union Springs, Jordan-Elbridge, Moravia, Weedsport, Onondaga Central, Port Byron, Baldwinsville, West Genesee, Westhill, Phoenix, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Liverpool, Syracuse and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill

At Music and Arts in Clay we offer music lessons for all ages and all levels on most all instruments that include but not limited to:

Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Drum (Drumset) Lessons; Flute Lessons; Clarinet Lessons; Alto Sax Lessons; Trumpet Lessons; Trombone Lessons; Banjo Lessons; Ukulele Lessons. Check out our lesson teacher links!

We also offer at least 4 student showcases/recitals per year many taking place at CNY Jazz in Syracuse NY.

Our lesson teachers offer private instruction to students in the Syracuse area including Liverpool, Baldwinsville, North Syracuse, East Syracuse, Central Square, Jamesville Dewitt, Mexico to name a few! 



Are you an experienced, fun and energetic Music Teacher?


Would you like the opportunity to?

  • Teach flexible hours?
  • Set your own rate?
  • Create your own curriculum?
  • Earn commissions?
  • Have a team help promote you and recruit students?
  • Work in a fun environment with all your teaching needs right there for student access?

If you love to teach students the fun about playing an instrument, are able to work independently, and have ability to pass a criminal background check, Music & Arts wants you!


Please reply to this ad with your resume and contact information or email us at or call us at (315) 409-0901!