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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 E 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
Mystic Middle School, Mystic
Northeast Academy, Groton
Oakdale School, Montville
Oswegatchie Elementary School, Waterford
Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston
Quaker Hill Elementary School, Quaker Hill
Salem Elementary School, Salem
S B Butler Elementary School, Mystic
Voluntown Elementary School, Voluntown
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
Open mic nights are a great opporutnity to bring together a musical community. This event is open to all ages. Students, show us what you learned during this school year! Please come down and join the fun! Call us at 860-442-8884 to get your name on the roster to play!
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
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SHEET MUSIC & BOOKS!
QUESTIONS? Visit our Educator FAQ page
* See associate for details on qualifying for discount.
FRIDAY, JULY 14TH
Take the Stage Open Mic Night*
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
Calling all fans of music.
Your time to TAKE THE STAGE is now! Come hear your local favorites or get up and jam yourself!
SATURDAY, JULY 15TH
Guitar Classes: 11AM & 1PM
Learn the basics to start playing!
Led by a professional lesson instructor, Music & Arts will guide you through the first steps of learning the guitar! No guitar? No problem! Borrow one from us at no charge for the class.
FREE Consultations with one of our lesson instructors, PLUS Free tours of The Lesson Studio! See associate for details.
*Excludes non-lesson locations: San Antonio TX, Mamaroneck NY, Paramus NJ, Monroe NY and Olympia, WA
**Free $30 gift card when you register for lesson. Only at participating locations. Valid only 7/14/17 – 7/16/17. Customer must register for one month of lessons and opt-in for EZ pay. Gift card cannot be redeemed on lesson fees. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. See store associate for details.
Join us for our mid-summer open mic night! Weather depending we will host this event OUTSIDE so everyone can enjoy the sunshine! All ages are welcome. Please call us at 860-442-8884 to get your name on the roster to play at this event!
Back by popular demand, we will be hosting our annual free hand drumming class on July 15 from 5-6 PM! Our teacher Rob Kennon will be hosting this class. This class will include an overview on hand drumming techniques, auxiliary percussion, good sound production, and you will learn how to play many different rhythms. It is recommended that children are all least 8 years old to participate in this class. Hand drums will be provided for those who do not have their own. Please CALL to sign up at 860-442-8884 as materials are limited for this event! We hope to see you there!