In 2000, Music Notes Academy began as an in-home music lesson provider, starting with drum lessons in Bridgewater, NJ. The approach was comprehensive instruction, teaching percussion students how to play the drums, read music, learn music theory and gain proficiency in rudiments and performance techniques.
In 2006, we began teaching all instruments and offering student concerts, recitals, percussion ensembles and rock bands in Madison, NJ at The George Burroughs Auditorium. For school year ’09-’10, we launched Music Notes In Your School and we became the Purnell School’s music education provider.
In school year ’10-’11, Music Notes Academy acquired Brunswick Music Academy in East Brunswick, NJ. We then began teaching music theory, musical theater classes and workshops, developed our LittleNotes early childhood program and expanded our musical instrument sales, rentals and repairs division. We introduced Summer Nights at Music Notes, Saturday Concert Series and continued teaching Rock Bands and String Quartets. We were nominated and won SBDC’s Small Business Success Award for 2012.
Starting with the ’12-’13 school year, we became Whitehouse Prep’s music education provider where we instructed their daytime music classes. This great relationship blossomed into opening within their school and teaching private music lessons as Music Notes’ Whitehouse Station location.
In 2015, we released our Learn Today, Play Tomorrow® Student Assignment Book through backbeat Music Publishing and became the staff and producer of MAMTG’s nationwide Student Music Festival. In August 2016 we moved to our current building, which is larger and more suitable for our students and parents. As a leading member music school for MAMTG, Music Notes has been integral in the improvements and enhancements of MAMTG’s Student Music Festivals ’16, ’17, ’18 and ’19.
We continue to collaborate with local professionals and organizations in music education such as Music & Arts, State Theatre NJ, Song Piano, Don’t Fret Guitar Repairs and currently with Piano Piano in NYC for piano rentals, sales and service. School Year ’18-’19 saw the acquisition of remaining inventory from Plainfield Music Store’s November ’18 closing. We are honored to have Plainfield Music’s remaining books and sheet music while continuing their legacy of dedication to the musical arts.
For Music Notes Academy, everything we’ve done since the first music lesson in 2000 has been centered and focused around a comprehensive approach to learning music. We are passionate about teaching music to students and adults, encouraging the musical arts and sharing in the benefits of a music education.