Crossroads Plaza

426 Crossroads Blvd Cary, NC 27518-6896
Phone: 919-854-0024
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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Blog Archives

02/19/2017 - Open Mic Night
11/26/2016 - December 3rd, 2016
11/08/2016 - Horns of Plenty 2016!

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Cary 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

Hi, I'm Dan and I'm the manager of the Music & Arts in Cary, NC. I've been playing all kinds of music...
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Retail Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Clarinets, Saxophones, Flutes & Piccolos, Double Reed Instruments

Hello, I am Jonathan, one of the part time employees over at the Cary Music and Arts. I currently specialize in wind instruments....
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Retail Sales Associate

HI! My name is Kelsey and I work as a sales associate at Music and Arts. I am currently a senior in highschool and plan...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello! I have been living in Clayton, NC for sixteen years. I have played trumpet for fifteen years and I am the brass...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Cary

Welcome to Music & Arts! 

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At our Cary, NC location we have a diverse staff of knowledgeable employees, many of whom have studied music at a college level and have been music instructors themselves. On our staff, we have a guitar repair consultant and a luthier who brings their previous knowledge and expertise to our customers. Alongside these experts, our staff's instrumental studies range from violin to ukulele to tuba. We strive to provide a network of musicians and artists within the Raleigh-Durham area and stay close with our partner stores in North Raleigh, Durham, Burlington, and Fayetteville. Thus, through our community we hope to provide you the best learning experience for your venture into the world of music.

We proudly serve our local schools: Apex MS, Archer Lodge MS, Benson MS, Bunn MS, Carnage MS, Cardinal Charter Academy, Cary Academy, Cary Christian, Clayton MS, Cleveland MS, Daniels MS, Davis Drive MS, Dillard Drive MS, Durant Road MS, East Cary MS, East Lee MS, East Millbrook MS, East Wake MS,  Fuller Elementary, Fuquay Varina MS, Grace Christan, Heritage MS, Hillburn Academy, Holly Ridge MS, Holly Grove MS, Horton MS, Leesville Road MS, Ligon MS, Lufkin Road MS, Martin MS, McGees Crossroads MS, Mills Park MS, North Garner MS, Neuse Charter, Our Lady of Lourdes, Powell Elementary, Ravenscroft, Reedy Creek MS, Riverwood MS, Rolesville MS, Salem MS, Smithfield MS, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Timothy, Sterling Montessori, Thales Academy, Wake Christian Academy, Wendell MS, West Cary MS, West Lee MS, West Millbrook, Zebulon MS, and all surrounding high school programs.

Music & Arts is home to an accomplished staff of professional music educators who teach over 300 private music lessons every week in our on-site private studios.  Currently we offer the following selections:

Acoustic Guitar Lessons - Electric Guitar Lessons - Classical Guitar Lessons - Electric Bass Lessons  - Ukulele Lessons- Drum Set Lessons - Snare Drum Lessons -  Percussion Lessons - Keyboard Lessons - Piano Lessons - Voice Lessons - Violin Lessons - Viola Lessons - Flute Lessons - Clarinet Lessons - Saxophone Lessons - Trumpet Lessons - Trombone Lessons – Cello Lessons

We carry great name brand educator approved instruments and accessories like:

Conn-Selmer Band and String Instruments including Bach, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Conn, Glaesel, King, Holton, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl and Roth, Lewis and Son, and Armstrong

Jupiter Band Instruments and Mapex Drums including, Azumi Flutes, the Jupiter XO Trumpet and Trombone series, and the entire student level Jupiter Capital Edition band line

Giardinelli Flutes with a Haynes headjoint

Pearl Flutes and Piccolos

Buffet Clarinets

B&S brass instruments

Giardinelli band instruments

P. Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets

Yamaha brass and wind instruments

Buffet Clarinets and Saxophones

Howard Core string instruments

Wolfpak and Protec instrument cases

Hercules instrument stands

Dominant, Xyex, Helicore, Prelude, Pirastro, and Kaplan strings...  Kaplan, Hill, Hidersine and Gold Flex rosin...  Everest and Kun shoulder rests.

Vandoren Blue Box, V16, V12, Java, Java Red, Rico, Legere Signature Series, La Voz, Mitchell Lurie, Hemke, D'Addario Reserve, Jones, Emerald, and Eastman Reeds

Fender Guitars and Amps

Yamaha Guitars, Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Drums, and Recorders

Breedlove Guitars

Eastman Guitars, Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones and Strobel Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Basses

Otto Benjamin Violins, Violas, and Cellos

Lanikai Ukuleles

Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals

Evans and Remo Drumheads

Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Innovative Percussion and Vater Sticks and Mallets

TC Electronics, Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, and Zoom Guitar Effects Pedals

Korg, Snark, Delta Lab, and Seiko Metronomes and Tuners

Elixir, Fender, D'Addario, Martin, DR, and Ernie Ball Guitar and Bass Strings

Marshall Amps

Acoustic Amps

Fishman Amps

Casio Keyboards

Williams Keyboards

Harbinger PAs

And if we don't have it in the store we can usually send it directly to your home with FREE SHIPPING in only three business days!


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