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Welcome to Music & Arts Manalapn!
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The Manalapan Music & Arts on Route 9 North in the Galleria Shopping Plaza is a full service Music Facility dedicated to providing high quality lessons, affordable name brand instruments and superior customer service. We are an advocate of Music Education and the life-long enrichment it provides. As a premiere lesson facility, Music & Arts delivers the versatilty and quality you can count on with a friendly touch of expertise.
We proudly service our local and neighboring schools and districts:
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, Land O Pines Elementary
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