100 US Highway 9 Suite 2 Manalapan, NJ 07726-3017
Phone: 732-414-6250
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Due to space limitations, Manalapan 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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Damian Cremisio
Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories
I joined the Music & Arts team in August of 2020. Prior to working at M&A I worked in music retail for 8 years elsewhere...
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Rad Myslowski
Senior Sales Associate
Hey! My name is Rad Myslowski! I am a senior sales associate at Music & Arts at our Manalapan location. I've been playing...

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Our Mission

Here at Music & Arts, we’re committed to being a steadfast musical resource for everyone interested in music, no matter their age, interest and background. We’re a one-stop shopping experience for our customers, providing name brand instrument and music accessory sales, rentals, repairs and a massive selection of books and sheet music. We proudly serve everyone from young students learning an instrument for the first time to seasoned career musicians who’ve been involved with music for decades. No matter where you find yourself in the world of music, we’re here to serve you.

Manalapan, NJ, welcome to your friendly local music store! We’re conveniently located on US Highway 9 near Ryan Road. You can find us right next to the Tepehemus Brook and northeast of the Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

We’re proud to serve the wonderful community here in Manalapan and the surrounding areas of Freehold, Freehold Township, Farmingdale, Carrs Corner, Sweetman, Smithburg, Howell, Asbury Park, Montrose, Marlboro Township, Scobeyville, Monroe Township, Englishtown, Millstone, Siloam, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Spotswood, Applegarth and more!

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

Clark Mills Elementary, Lafayette Mills, Milford Brook Elementary, Pine Brook Elementary, Taylor Mills Elementary, Wemrock Elementary, Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, Manalapan High School, Millstone Township Elementary, Millstone Township Middle School, Applegarth Elementary, Barclay Brook Elementary, Brookside School, Woodland Elementary, Monroe Middle School, Monroe High School, Mill Lake School, Oak Tree Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Monroe Township Middle School, Monroe Township High School, West Freehold School, Joseph J Catena School, M. W. Errickson, Clifton Barkalow Middle School, C.R. Applegate School, Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School, Conover Road Elementary School, Cedar Drive Middle School, Ethel McKnight Elementary, Grace Norton Rogers Elementary, Perry L Drew Elementary, Walter C Black Elementary, Melvin H Krepps Middle School, Hightstown High School, Indian Hill School, Mahala F Atchinson School, Swimming River School, Ranney School, Tinton Falls Middle School, Forrestdale School, Brooks Crossing Elementary, Brunswick Acres Elementary, Cambridge Elementary School, Constable Elementary, Crossroads North Middle School, Crossroads South Middle School, Deans School, Greenbrook Elementary School, Indian Fields/Dayton Elementary School, Monmouth Junction Elementary, South Brunswick High School, Knollwood Elementary, Freehold Learning Center, Park Avenue School, Freehold Intermediate School, Lincroft Elementary, Middletown Village Elementary, Thompson Middle School, John F Kennedy Elementary School, Samsel Upper Elementary, Sayreville Middle School, Gables Elementary School, Green Grove Elementary, Beachwood Elementary School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, East Dover Elementary, Hooper Avenue Elementary, Joseph A Citta Elementary, North Dover Elementary, Pine Beach Elementary School, Silver Bay Elementary, South Toms River Elementary, Toms River High School (South, North and East), Toms River Intermediate School, Walnut Street Elementary School, Washington Street Elementary School, West Dover Elementary School, Edith M Greiebling School and Land O Pines Elementary.

Need your guitar or bass restrung before your next show? Dealing with the hassle of restringing an instrument before an important performance is the worst, so why not let our maintenance and repair team handle it for you? Drop of your axe with us and we’ll have it cleaned and restrung in no time to help you get back to what’s most important––playing music!

Did you know that Smithereens guitarists Jim Babjak is from here in town? He started his music career here and you can too with some private or group lessons taught here in our store! Our incredible team of private instructors have a combined decades of experience teaching songwriting, theory and technique for guitar, bass, drums, keys and any instrument you’d hear played in an orchestra. Ask about our private and group lessons today!

If you’ve got a big show coming up at somewhere like The Saint, let the Music & Arts here in Manalapan be your last stop before you take the stage! Whether you play the fiddle in a bluegrass band or keys in an indie pop group, we’re here to help you perform your best. Break a leg!

More About Music & Arts

Our remarkable story of growth has everything to do with the unshakable relationships we’ve formed with local communities across the nation. Since we opened our first store over 65 years ago, we’ve been owned and operated by the same family, and our values mean everything to us. We’ve grown quite a bit since 1952––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 the individuals we serve thrive through music. Come visit us at our Manalapan location today! We can’t wait to meet you.