Phone: 609-987-9595
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

03/22/2019 - New Lesson Studios!
03/22/2019 - Horns of Plenty 2019
10/30/2018 - Upgrade Your Sound
08/12/2018 - Back to School!
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Due to space limitations, Princeton does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

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Expertise: Woodwinds, Brass

Hello! My name is William Caldwell, and I am the manager of the Princeton, NJ Music & Arts location. I have been involved...
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Hi there! My name is Krishna and I'm a Senior Sales Associate at Music & Arts in Princeton. My musical journey began when...
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Senior Sales Associate
I began playing trumpet when I was 8 years old. I love playing and listening to classical music. I graduated from Mason Gross...
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Senior Sales Associate
I began playing the trumpet at ten years old to bond with my grandfather. I went on to major in music at The University of South...

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Our Mission

Here at Music & Arts, we’ve made it our mission to get people of all ages, interests and backgrounds excited about music. With over 150 locations nationwide, we’re a comprehensive music shopping experience that provides name brand instrument and music accessory sales, rentals, repairs and a wide selection of books and sheet music to everyone from seasoned career musicians to students learning an instrument for the very first time. No matter where you find yourself in the wide world of music, we’re here to help you thrive.

Welcome to your friendly local music store, Princeton, NJ! We’re conveniently located on the Trenton Freeway and the Brunswick Pike in the Mercer Mall. We’re a short walk south of Princeton’s gorgeous Five Mile Run Park next to the Little Shabakunk Creek.

We’re proud to serve the phenomenal community of Princeton and the surrounding areas of Trenton, Ewing Township, Lawrence Township, Pennington, Mt Rose, Hopewell, West Windsor Township, Hamilton Township, Yardville Heights, Bordentown Township, Morrisville, Fallsington, Penn Valley and more!

For over 65 years, Music & Arts has partnered with local music education programs in schools across the country to provide instruments, music accessories and sheet music to our nation’s music students. Our Princeton location proudly serves the following local schools:

Afton Elementary School, Alexander Elementary School, Applegarth Elementary School, Auten Road Intermediate School, Bear Tavern Elementary School, Brooks Crossing Elementary School, Brunswick Acres Elementary School, Cambridge Elementary School, Chapin School, Charles Boehm Middle School, Chesterfield Elementary School, Community Middle School, Community Park Elementary School, Constable Elementary School, Crossroads North Middle School, Crossroads South Middle School, Ethel McKnight Elementary School, Goodnoe Elementary School, Grace Norton Rogers Elementary School, Greenbrook Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Hightstown High School, Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough Middle School, Hopewell Elementary School, Hopewell Valley Central High School, Indian Fields Elementary School, John Witherspoon Middle School, Johnson Park Elementary School, Klockner Elementary School, Kuser Elementary School, Lalor Elementary School, Langtree Elementary School, Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Middle School, Littlebrook Elementary School, Macfarland Intermediate School, Makefield Elementary School, McGalliard Elementary School, Melvin H Kreps Middle School, Mercerville Elementary School, Millstone River School, Monmouth Junction Elementary School, Montgomery Township High School, Montgomery Township Lower Middle School, Montgomery Upper Middle School, Morgan Elementary School, Pearl S Buck Elementary School, Pennwood Middle School, Perry L Drew Elementary School, Pond Road Middle School, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Princeton Charter School, Princeton Day School, Princeton High School, Quarry Hill Elementary School, Richard Crockett Middle School, Riverside Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Rutgers Preparatory School, Scicore Academy, Sol Feinstone Elementary School, South Brunswick High School, Stone Bridge Middle School, Stony Brook Elementary School, Thomas Grover Middle School, Timberlane Middle School, Toll Gate Grammar School, University Heights Elementary School, Village Elementary School, Waldorf School of Princeton, Walter C Black Elementary School, West Windsor Plainsboro High School, Westminster Conservatory of Music, Wilberforce School, William Penn Middle School, and many more!!

Are you a local music educator based here in Princeton? Come in during our monthly Teacher Appreciation Day and save 30% on books and sheet music! We know how difficult your job can be, so we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Thanks for enriching the lives of our local students through music!

Got a big gig coming up at the McCarter Theater Center? Whether you play upright bass in a jazz combo or drums in a punk outfit, let the Music & Arts here in Princeton be your last stop before you take the stage! With everything from drumsticks and guitar tuners to a massive selection of books and sheet music, we’re here to help you perform your best. Break a leg!

As you probably already know, the influential band Blues Traveler is from Princeton. The iconic rock band got their start here in town and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Our incredible teaching staff has experience teaching technique, theory and songwriting for instruments like guitar, bass, drums and everything you’d hear played in an orchestra. Ask about our private and group lessons today!

More About Music & Arts

Since opening our first store over 65 years ago, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family, and our values mean the world to us. We’ve grown leaps and bounds since then––we’re now the nation’s leading provider of private music lessons, band and orchestra instrument sales, rentals and repairs––but nothing means more to us than seeing individuals thrive through music in the many local communities we serve. Come visit us at our Princeton location today! We can’t wait to meet you.