John began teaching accordion door to door and then opened a small teaching studio in the neighboring town of Norwich. That city served him well but the growth of the US Navy in New London had much more promise. In 1963 New London became the new home of Caruso Music. Not long after opening at 25 Main St a bakery fire next door forced the store to relocate to 20 Bank St. John continued running the family business at that location until his retirement in 1978. His two youngest sons, Larry and Richard took over after six years under his guidance. In 1995 Caruso Music purchased its newest location at 94 State St.
Caruso’s continues to prosper at their new 22,000 sqft building. It’s also home to Caruso School of Music and Caruso Audio Video Install. It’s their experience and dedication to customer service that earns your trust. Many of the staff have been there for over 15 years. The customers are loyal because the staff is and it shows. Their product specialists do everything possible to be certain you’re making the right purchase. Trust and honesty are part of this family owned and operated business. There’s always a Caruso there instilling and protecting the high moral values that John insisted were the core of their success.