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For over six decades, Music & Arts has been on a mission to get people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds excited about music. We’re avid believers in the power of music, and we’re convinced it makes our world a better place. As America’s most trusted music retailer, we’re a one-stop shop for everything music that includes name brand instruments, rentals, repairs, a massive assortment of books and sheet music, and incredible music instruction. No matter where you find yourself on your journey in music, we’re here to help you succeed!
Welcome to the Waterford, Connecticut Music & Arts store page! You can find us northwest of I-95 in the Waterford Commons shopping center. We’re right across the street from the Crystal Mall.
We proudly serve the community of Waterford and the surrounding areas of New London, Groton, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Stonington, Ledyard, Montville, Norwich and more!
Interested in getting your child involved with music but not sure they’ll stick with it? Check out our instrument rental program! This is a great way to test the musical waters with your child, without committing to a serious purchase. And with all payments contributing to the final purchase of the instrument, you can rest easy knowing your child is exploring music with the result of making a final purchase should they choose to stick with it––and we hope they do!
For over 65 years, we’ve partnered with local music education programs in schools to deliver instruments, music accessories, and sheet music to America’s music students. Our Waterford location proudly serves the following local schools:
Brooklyn Middle School, Brooklyn
Carl C Cutler Middle School, Mystic
Charles Barnum Elementary School, Groton
Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford
The Country School, Madison
Dr. Charles Murphy School, Oakdale
East Lyme Middle School, East Lyme
Fields Memorial Elementary School, Bozrah
Franklin Elementary School, Franklin
Great Neck Elementary School, Waterford
Griswold Middle School, Griswold
Integrated Day Charter School, Norwich
Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester
Lisbon Central School, Lisbon
Mohegan Elementary School, Uncasville
Mystic Middle School, Mystic
Northeast Academy, Groton
Oakdale Elementary School, Montville
Oswegatchie Elementary School, Waterford
Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston
Quaker Hill Elementary School, Quaker Hill
Sacred Heart, Baltic
Sacred Heart, Taftville
Salem Elementary School, Salem
S B Butler Elementary School, Mystic
Voluntown Elementary School, Voluntown
Getting ready to record an album at Sonalysts Studios? Let the Music & Arts store here in Waterford help you prepare to sound your best! With everything from music accessories like strings, reeds, stands, and tuners, to an expert instrument and repair and maintenance team on staff, you can always rely on us for the resources you need to be successful in music.
Want to make music like Veronica Ballestrini? Well, the talented singer and songwriter got her start right here in Waterford, and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Working one-on-one with one of our talented instructors is the perfect way to learn an instrument, and develop the skills you need to write songs. Ask about our music instruction options today!
MORE ABOUT MUSIC & ARTS
Founded in 1952, the first Music & Arts store was humbly ran out of a Bethesda, Maryland house. Now the nation’s leading provider of instrument sales, rentals, repairs and music lessons, we’ve experienced a remarkable amount of growth over the years, but our unshakable commitment to bringing music to the many local communities we serve has never changed. We’ve been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning, and our values mean everything to us. Stop by at our Waterford location and see for yourself 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.