907 Hartford Turnpike Suite E11 Waterford, CT 06385-4268
Phone: 860-442-8884
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

Blog Archives

08/07/2018 - Free Drum Classes
05/03/2018 - Summer Fun!

Due to space limitations, Waterford 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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Retail Manager - N
Expertise: Concert Percussion, Drums & Percussion, Marching Percussion, Percussion

Hi, my name is James and I’ve been with Music and Arts since June 2018.  I have been playing and studying music for...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Woodwinds, Flutes & Piccolos, Recorders, Books, Sheet Music & Media
Hi,   My name is Shea and I've been with Music and Arts since July 2019.  I'm a lifelong flute player, but my interests...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Pro Audio, Folk & Traditional Instruments
Hi,   My name is Alex and I've been with Music and Arts since May 2019.  I play mandolin and am currently learning...
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Senior Sales Associate
Expertise: Guitar, Amplifiers & Effects, Bass, Accessories

My name is Margo and I’ve been with Music and Arts since January 2017. I was exposed to music at a very young age and enjoy...

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Get to Know Music & Arts, Waterford

Welcome to Music & Arts Waterford!

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For over six decades, Music & Arts has been on a mission to get people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds excited about music. We’re avid believers in the power of music, and we’re convinced it makes our world a better place. As America’s most trusted music retailer, we’re a one-stop shop for everything music that includes name brand instruments, rentals, repairs, a massive assortment of books and sheet music, and incredible music instruction. No matter where you find yourself on your journey in music, we’re here to help you succeed!

Welcome to the Waterford, Connecticut Music & Arts store page! You can find us northwest of I-95 in the Waterford Commons shopping center. We’re right across the street from the Crystal Mall.

We proudly serve the community of Waterford and the surrounding areas of New London, Groton, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Stonington, Ledyard, Montville, Norwich and more!

Interested in getting your child involved with music but not sure they’ll stick with it? Check out our instrument rental program! This is a great way to test the musical waters with your child, without committing to a serious purchase. And with all payments contributing to the final purchase of the instrument, you can rest easy knowing your child is exploring music with the result of making a final purchase should they choose to stick with it––and we hope they do!

For over 65 years, we’ve partnered with local music education programs in schools to deliver instruments, music accessories, and sheet music to America’s music students. Our Waterford location proudly serves the following local schools:

Brooklyn Middle School, Brooklyn

Carl C Cutler Middle School, Mystic

Charles Barnum Elementary School, Groton

Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford

The Country School, Madison

Dr. Charles Murphy School, Oakdale

East Lyme Middle School, East Lyme

Fields Memorial Elementary School, Bozrah

Franklin Elementary School, Franklin

Great Neck Elementary School, Waterford

Griswold Middle School, Griswold

Integrated Day Charter School, Norwich

Jack Jackter Intermediate School, Colchester

Lisbon Central School, Lisbon

Mohegan Elementary School, Uncasville

Mystic Middle School, Mystic

Northeast Academy, Groton

Oakdale Elementary School, Montville

Oswegatchie Elementary School, Waterford

Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston

Quaker Hill Elementary School, Quaker Hill

Sacred Heart, Baltic

Sacred Heart, Taftville

Salem Elementary School, Salem

S B Butler Elementary School, Mystic

Voluntown Elementary School, Voluntown

Getting ready to record an album at Sonalysts Studios? Let the Music & Arts store here in Waterford help you prepare to sound your best! With everything from music accessories like strings, reeds, stands, and tuners, to an expert instrument and repair and maintenance team on staff, you can always rely on us for the resources you need to be successful in music.

Want to make music like Veronica Ballestrini? Well, the talented singer and songwriter got her start right here in Waterford, and you can too with some private lessons taught here in our store! Working one-on-one with one of our talented instructors is the perfect way to learn an instrument, and develop the skills you need to write songs. Ask about our music instruction options today!



Founded in 1952, the first Music & Arts store was humbly ran out of a Bethesda, Maryland house. Now the nation’s leading provider of instrument sales, rentals, repairs and music lessons, we’ve experienced a remarkable amount of growth over the years, but our unshakable commitment to bringing music to the many local communities we serve has never changed. We’ve been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning, and our values mean everything to us. Stop by at our Waterford location and see for yourself today! We can’t wait to meet you.