Music & Arts Expands Presence in the Tri-State Area

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The new locations will offer instrument rentals, repairs and private music lessons

The new locations will also help serve many of the area school music programs with our rental, repair and lesson programs.

Music & Arts, the nation’s largest school band and orchestra instrument retailer, has expanded its presence in the New York metro area with the addition of two new locations in Riverhead, NY and Toms River, NJ (formerly Frankie’s Music). The two locations previously only offered instrument rentals through Music & Arts’ affiliate rental program, but now the stores will fully operate under the Music & Arts name and will continue offering rentals as well as repairs, private music lessons, and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in the tri-state area especially right before the holidays because we know many families enjoy giving the gift of music,” said Peter Buciak, regional sales director, Music & Arts. “The new locations will also help serve many of the area school music programs with our rental, repair and lesson programs.”

Combined, the two stores will have the ability to offer private music lessons to about 400 music students in the area. Additionally, the locations will service many of the school districts in the area including: Toms River, Jackson, Southern Regional, Stafford Township, Lacey Township, Barnegat Townships, Riverhead, Hampton Bays, The Hamptons, Mattituck-Cutchogue, East Quogue, Quogue and all northern and southern fork school districts.

“I’m a believer that Music & Arts will be a great fit for our customers. They’ve been a great partner for my store and they’re just as passionate about music education as we are,” said Frankie Cicala, owner, Music & Arts in Toms River, formerly Frankie’s Music. “I’m happy to watch them continue our 30-year history and to still be a part of the store by teaching private lessons there.”

Location Addresses:
Music & Arts
30 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901-2806

Music & Arts (formerly Frankie’s Music)
1258 Route 166
Toms River, NJ 08753


About Music & Arts
The first Music & Arts, run by founder Benjamin O’Brien, opened in 1952 and was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD. Still run by the O’Brien family today, Music & Arts now has more than 500 retail and affiliate locations, 120 educational representatives and 32,000 lesson students making it the nation’s largest school music retailer and lesson provider. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service for everything musical in your life including instruments, lessons, rentals and repairs. Visit for more information.

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