18 March Avenue MANCHESTER, NH 03103
Phone: 603-623-0153
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Store Services

Due to space limitations, Manchester does not offer lessons. Please check our locations directory for another store near you which may offer lessons.

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Retail Manager - N
Areas of Instruction: Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone

Hello! My Name is Justin Wright and I am the store manager of the Manchester Music & Arts.  This is my 10th year with...
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Senior Sales Associate

Hello, my name is Russ. I have been working for Music and arts since May of 2013. I was raised in a very musical family in Northern...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Manchester

Welcome to Music & Arts in Manchester, NH!


Nothing makes us more excited than seeing people thrive through music. That’s why it’s our mission to connect people of every age, interest and background with the resources they need to succeed in the artform we love. We’re a one-stop music shop that provides everything from name brand instrument and music accessory sales, rentals and repairs to incredible private group instruction. We pride ourselves on inclusivity, so no matter where you find yourself in the wide world of music, you’re always welcome here at Music & Arts!

Manchester, New Hampshire, we’re proud to be your friendly local music store! We’re conveniently located just north of I-293 and South Willow Street. We’re a short walk away from Precourt Park and just east of the Merrimack River. 

We proudly serve the wonderful community here in Manchester and the surrounding communities including Londonderry, Derry, Chester, New Boston, Goffstown, Merrimack, Hudson, Nashua, Concord, Hooksett as well as the entire state of New Hampshire. 

Are you a local music educator based here in Manchester? Come in the first Monday of every month and save 30% on books and sheet music during our Teacher Appreciation Day! We have a huge appreciation for our nation’s hardworking music educators, and this is our small way of saying thanks! We appreciate everything you do! 

Since 1952, we’ve been partnering with local music educators to provide instruments, music accessories, books and sheet music to students nationwide. Our Manchester location proudly serves the following local schools:

Ted Herbert Music School, the Manchester Community Music School, Southern New Hampshire University and a variety of local private schools.

Interested in getting your child enrolled in private music lessons but not sure they’ll stick with it? Our instrument rental program is the answer! Every instrument in our program is 100% rent-to-own, so you can rest assured knowing that each of your monthly payments is contributing to the cost of the instrument should your child wish to continue. This is a great option for testing the musical waters with your child without committing to a serious purchase. 

You might not know it, but Manchester is a hotbed for music. Everyone from punk rock singer GG Allin to composer Joseph Philbrick Webster got their start here and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! With an expertly trained staff experienced in teaching music to people of all ages, we can help you thrive no matter what your background and musical goals are. 

Getting ready to play a big show at Jewel Music Venue? Let the Music & Arts here in town be your last stop before you take the stage whether you’re gearing up for a local show or a national tour! With everything from picks, strings and method books to an expert repair team ready to accommodate last-minute repairs, we’re here to help you shine on stage.


Owned and operated by the same family since opening our first store in 1952, Music & Arts is now the nation’s leading provider of private lessons and instrument sales, rentals and repairs. With over 150 locations nationwide, we owe our remarkable to success to the countless unshakable relationships we’ve formed with students, teachers, musicians and parents over the years. We’ve gone through many changes over the past 65 years, but we’ve never lost focus of music’s impact on the many communities we serve. Come visit our Manchester location today! We can’t wait to meet you!