907 Hartford Turnpike Suite E11 Waterford, CT 06385-4268
Phone: 860-442-8884
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Anyone in the family looking to start a life enriched by music?


Anyone in the family looking to start a life enriched by music?

by Kevin

Here at Music & Arts, we have unlimited opportunities to make music a part of your life -- but when the summer is in full-swing and the beach is calling, sometimes you need a reminder!  Don't miss the many opportunities to save big and start playing today with Sounds of Summer!

Did you know that Music & Arts is the nation's leading provider in music lessons? We give over 1.5 million lessons a year, and at Waterford alone we have close to 200 students! Right now, some of the most sought-after timeslots are open due to vacationers and soccer camps -- take a moment and get to know our amazing teachers from their Web Profiles, listed right here under "Meet the Staff." Once you've got an idea on who would work best for you or a family member, swing by the store or give us a call so we can secure a spot for you! We also hold a variety of camps and group classes for those looking for a softer introduction to an instrument or a master class to help hone in your skills!

Many folks know M&A as the rental center for their schools, but did you know we offer rentals year round? Beat the rush in Fall and feel free to pick up your rental instrument today! We offer the best rates, best coverage, and best customer service around!  We'll have everything you need and make it as enjoyable as possible. We also have the perfect teachers to help you get a jump-start on the school-year band curriculum.  Switching instruments? We've got you covered! Not sure what you want to rent? Then you'll have to check out our ...

There's no better way to have a hands-on, fun, and educational experience when picking out the Band & Orchestral instrument to better your life! We will guide all beginners of all ages through a tour of the B&O assortment available at Music & Arts for rent/purchase.  This includes Violins, Violas, Cellos, String Basses, Flutes, Clarinets, Alto Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Drums, Cymbals, Xylophones and more! Participants will have all sorts of goodies coming their way -- so come check us out July 19th and see what the noise is all about!

For those of you who already know and love an instrument, you're well aware how frustrating it can be when it's not playing correctly. But no need to fear, M&A has you covered for repairs! If you are a rental customer with LDW or a regular customer with IMA, we have amazing coverage already, and your repair will likely not cost anything!  Have an instrument you want covered? We can get it evaluated for free, and for a small fee you can have coverage for 1-year or more.  We have the best repair tech's in the country, with dedication and expertise unmatched by our competition!

Sheet Music Galore:
Looking for a special piece of sheet music? Our staff members (lead by Elaine's superior library background) are always keeping the songbooks and folios in pristine, easy-to-shop order.  Special Order? Not a problem! Digital Sheet Music? We've got it all! Did I mention we have a "Frozen" book for nearly every instrument and skill level? I'll repeat that -- "Let it Go" in all variations, "Frozen" scores and play-alongs, and karaoke CDs!

It goes without saying that Music & Arts has a truly impressive collection of Band & Orchestral, Guitar, Piano and Drums from all over the world! If it's not stocked on our shelves, it can still be in your hands -- let us know what you need and we'll make it happen.  Did I mention Sounds of Summer deals?  We have discounts and promotional gift cards going out left and right -- don't miss out, these sales can absolutely make for a perfect "Christmas in July."

My personal favorite ... every third Friday of every month, we open the store to YOU to make your stage and take it! Come enjoy a relaxing, casual atmosphere -- perfect for beginners who've yet to have a chance to perform, even better for those who know what they're doing and want to rock the house!  Since our first Open Mic night back in March, we've had a bigger and bigger turnout each month, so be sure to call and secure your spot ASAP.  All performers get discounts or gift cards, as well as special giveaways!  With any luck, we'll be holding July's Open Mic night outside by the parking lot!