Creative Music Center is located on Main Street (Route 25) in Monroe, between the Dunkin' Donuts strip and the building 707 On Main, which used to be a restaurant but which is now an auction house. Be careful to not confuse Route 25 (Main Street) with Route 111 in Monroe.
Take Route 136 to Route 59. Follow Route 59 about 7 miles into Monroe. At the intersection of Route 59 and Route 25 (Main Street), make a left and travel about 2 miles. Creative Music Center is on the left at 701 Main Street.
From the Merritt Parkway
Take Exit 49, or Route 25 North towards Newtown/Danbury (traveling away from Bridgeport). Stay on the Route 25 connector for 4.2 miles until you reach the light and the end of the connector. Continue straight on Route 25 (Main Street) for another 4.3 miles. Creative Music Center is on the left at 701 Main Street.
Going North or South on I-95, take Exit 27A towards Trumbull/Waterbury. Stay on Route 25 for 9.5 miles until the connector ends. Stay on Route 25 (Main St.) another 4.3 miles. Creative Music Center is on the left at 701 Main Street.
Take Exit 9, or Route 25, in Newtown. Take Route 25 South towards Bridgeport. Creative Music Center is on the right at 701 Main Street.
From Route 110
From Howe Ave and Route 110, follow Route 110 for 6.4 miles to Route 111. Make a left onto Route 111 and follow that road about 3 miles to the intersection of Route 25 (Main Street) and Route 111. Make a right onto Route 25 (Main Street) and travel 4.3 miles. Creative Music Center is on the left at 701 Main Street.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Creative Music Center is also accessible from all major New York-area airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Newark International Airport (EWR). By far the closest airport to the store is a little airport called Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York. If you prefer to fly into Connecticut, Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT is your best bet. For those with private planes, consider Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport (BDR), which is about 20 minutes from Creative Music Center, not including the time it takes to load up your bags. To secure a commercial flight, go to www.travelocity.com.
If you choose to fly into any of the New York airports, and prefer not to rent a car, there are several convenient services that will transport you to Connecticut, including Connecticut Limo (www.ctlimo.com). For reservations, call (800) 472-LIMO or (203)368-9460. Both AMTRAK and Metro North also service Connecticut. For any of these methods of transportation, make sure you disembark in Bridgeport. From there, you will need to hop in a cab and give the driver our address, which is 701 Main Street, Monroe. From Bridgeport to the store, you can expect to pay about $20 to $25 in cab fare. Bridgeport Yellow Cab: (203)334-2121. If you prefer a private driving service or limo, I'm partial to American Livery in Norwalk. (203) 847-1946 or www.american-livery.com.
Coming from Long Island, you might consider hopping the Port Jefferson Ferry, which, again, will bring you right into Bridgeport. The Ferry is a wonderfully relaxing ride and allows you to circumvent all the Long Island traffic. From the ferry terminal, you can take a cab as directed above. The Port Jefferson Ferry runs all year long. For information, call (888) 44-FERRY or go to 88844FERRY.com. If you have a private boat or ship, here is the link to the Connecticut Coastal Access Guide.
Distance to Creative Music Center from area towns:
Bethel: 20 minutes
Bridgeport: 20 minutes
Danbury: 25 minutes
Easton: 10 to 12 minutes
Fairfield: 13 to 18 minutes
Georgetown: 35 minutes
Monroe: 0 to 10 minutes
Newtown: 10 to 15 minutes
Norwalk: 30 minutes
Orange: 30 minutes
Ridgefield: 45 minutes minutes
Redding: 18 minutes to 25 minutes
Shelton: 25 to 35 minutes
Southbury: 15 to 20 minutes
Trumbull: 10 to 18 minutes
Westport: 18 minutes to 20 minutes
Distance to Creative Music Center from area airports:
Bridgeport: 20 minutesIgor Sikorsky Airport 17.81 miles (private planes only)
Westchester County Airport 41.93 miles
Bradley Airport 65.29 miles
John F. Kennedy Airport 74.76 miles
Newark Airport 87.14 miles