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Welcome to Riverhead, NY Music & Arts
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
Here at the Riverhead location, we proudly service local music programs in Riverhead, Eastport, West Hampton, East Hampton, South Hampton, South Manor, Mastic, Mattituck, Quogue, Center Moriches, East Moriches, Resmenburg, Oyster Bay, Shoreham, Wading River and many more.
We are your local music store to fullfill all your musical needs. We sell and rent band and orchestra musical instruments with brands ranging from Yamaha, Jupiter, Bundy, Bach, Selmer, Gemeinhardt, Ventus, Lewis, Strobel, Otto Benjamin, and more. We also have a wide variety of guitars, keyboards, amplifiers and drums. We stock Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Laurel Canyon, Yamaha, Ampeg, Mapex, and Tama. Along with music books, we have a great lesson program and we cater to any player from beginning to advance levels.
Whats NEW in the Riverhead Store!
Here in the Riverhead store, we are doing Guitar Setups! Even Floyd Roses!
What’s a setup? A setup simply put is like an oil change. Parts start to get dirty things start to shift and your new guitar starts to feel different. What we do here is we make sure your neck is straight, your fret board is polished and hydrated, all your electronics work, your guitar is intonated, and leveling your bridge correctly!
The greatest part it is that the setup will be done SAME day or NEXT Business day! So no more worrying if your guitar is going to make it on time for a gig!
Be sure to check out the blog post on setups coming soon!
With our store we are starting our brand new lesson program called the Lesson Studio!
So what makes Music & Arts a great place to take lessons?
Music & Arts as a whole is the nation’s largest lesson program! We do over 1 Million lessons a year!
We also do background checks on all of our teachers because we believe that safety should always be the number one priority for the student or player!
We customize each lesson to the needs of the student!
We focus on NYSSMA and helping your student get the best possible score at the festival!
We try and have very flexible scheduling to help facilitate your needs as well.
Check out our teacher profiles to help see if the teacher is a good fit for your child!
Current Teacher List
Monday: Steven Linkofsky - Guitar
Tuesday: George Maul - Voice/Piano
Wednesday: Tommy Campo – Guitar/ Bass
Thursday: Paolo Bartolani - Piano Specialist
Saturday: Kevin D’Amato - Guitar/ Piano/ Bass