The Center at Vernon Circle

378 Kelly Road Vernon, CT 06066-3900
Phone: 860-648-9178
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Blog Archives

03/15/2018 - OPEN MIC NIGHT
11/26/2016 - Black friday weekend
03/07/2016 - Succesful open mic.

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Music & Arts is committed to music education

Due to space limitations, Vernon 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 Associate

Hi there, My name is Luke and I reside here in the fine town of Vernon. I've played guitar for over ten years and enjoy listening...
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Retail Manager - N

I have been a musician for over 24 years and proudly representing Music & Arts for 15 years. With a vast array...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hey, I'm Connor of Music and Arts in Vernon, CT. You may know me from my work as that anonymous guy from that public place...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Vernon

Welcome to Music & Arts Vernon, CT

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Our store is located in the heart of Vernon's commercial district. We sell a wide range of instruments and accessories, from guitars to woodwinds and violins to drums. This well-organized and clean store is staffed by a friendly and engaging team. In Vernon, we love helping new musicians grow and accomplish their dreams. Our goal is to provide you with an incredible customer experience and help you obtain your musical goals. Our knowledgeable team is made up of all musicians and are here to help you with the products and services we offer at Music & Arts. Please stop by and see us when you get a chance. We'd love to meet you!

Serving these and many other fine schools.

Center Road Vernon,Eli Terry South Windsor,Hall Memorial Willington,Keeney Street Manchester,Maple Street Vernon,Skinner Rd. Vernon,Tolland Middle,Tolland Int.,Robertson Elementary Manchester,Hebron Elem,Captain Nathan Hale Coventry,ST. James,Ashford Elementary,Prudence crandall Elementary,Windermere Elementary Ellington,Two Rivers Magnet East Hartford,Stafford Elementary,Philip R. Smith Elementary South Windsor,Northeast Elementary Vernon,Hebron Elementary,Assumption School Campus.

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