Music Notes Academy2018-12-13T10:58:01+00:00

Music School in East Brunswick & Whitehouse Station

Musical Instrument Sales, Rentals & Repairs

Music School

Holiday Special GREAT

$139monthly tuition
  • 30 Min Private Lessons/$34.75 ea.
  • Terms: Sign-Up and pay tuition for January through June 2019. No registration fee. Cash or check only. No backbeat make-up classes for this promo. Limited to teaching schedules and availability. This promo valid 12/1 through 12/22 only.

Holiday Special BETTER

$209monthly tuition
  • 45 Min Private Lessons/$52.25 ea.
  • Terms: Sign-Up and pay tuition for January through June 2019. No registration fee. Cash or check only. No backbeat make-up classes for this promo. Limited to teaching schedules and availability. This promo valid 12/1 through 12/22 only.

Holiday Special BEST

$289monthly tuition
  • 60 Min Private Lessons/$72.25 ea.
  • Terms: Sign-Up and pay tuition for January through June 2019. No registration fee. Cash or check only. No backbeat make-up classes for this promo. Limited to teaching schedules and availability. This promo valid 12/1 through 12/22 only.

Private Music Instruction

Private music lessons and instruction at our music school includes piano, guitar, bass guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, violin, viola and cello. Students can also study musical theater, music theory, composition and song writing, music technology, audio engineering and production.

” Improves cognition skills. Teaches attentiveness. Aids in memory retention. Provides motivation. Encourages effort, patience, creativity, commitment and more. “

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Instrumental Bands

Instrumental Bands are for students playing together in a group class setting. This includes rock bands, chamber groups and string quartets.

Instrumental Bands

Plainfield Music Store at Music Notes Academy

Plainfield Music Store's legacy will live on at Music Notes Academy

We have limited and select sheet music and music books from Plainfield Music Store’s recent closing.

Visit us at Music Notes Academy East Brunswick to purchase Plainfield Music Store’s remaining inventory at their 60% off Sale. Music teacher and music school discounts up to 20% on any Music Notes Academy inventory or special orders.

If you’re a Plainfield Music Store customer, we welcome you to Music Notes Academy.

Music Education 1st

Music Notes Academy is a 2012 award-winning NJ SBDC music school

Instrument Rentals

East Brunswick

Private music lessons at our East Brunswick Academy are available for young children, adolescents and adults. We teach students how to play piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, cello and sing. Our fineTUNE program allows for short-term commitments to music learning and improving. Unlike other music schools, we teach music on upright and baby grand pianos, real drum sets and snare drums. We have a marimba, guitar and bass guitar amplifiers, PA systems and more at the Academy.

Instrumental Bands

Whitehouse Station

Private music lessons at our Whitehouse Station Academy are available for young children, adolescents and adults. We teach piano, guitar, Loog Guitar, bass guitar and music theory at Music Notes Whitehouse Station. Students learn on a real upright piano.

Piano Rentals

Music Store at East Brunswick

Since 2007, we’ve been selling, renting and repairing musical instruments. Our rental instruments are usually brand new instruments. Most of our instrument rentals turn into purchases, so our rental inventory is consistently replenished. We do not continually re-rent old instruments. Rentals start at $29.99 per month. 3-Month and 10-Month commitments available with additional savings.

Music Notes East Brunswick & Whitehouse Station

Private Instruction

  • Music Lessons for all ages

  • Instruments & Voice

  • Degreed Music Teachers

  • Optional Concerts & Recitals

  • backbeat Group Music Classes

  • Accompaniments & Recordings

  • Audition, Exam & Assessments Prep

  • MAMTG’s Student Music Festival

  • Guitar for Young Children w/Loog Guitars

Performance PLUS

  • Music Lessons for the serious student

  • Concerts & Recitals required

  • MAMTG’s Student Music Festival required

  • Eligibility for 1 Make-Up Lesson

  • Consistent attendance & practicing required

  • Student receives school year evaluation & grade

  • Student receives certificate of completion 

  • Letters of recommendation & college audition prep


  • 1 or 2 Lesson Commitments

  • Ask about Accelerando Music Program 

  • Ask about Summer Nights @ Music Notes 

Musical Theater

Group Piano Classes

  • Group piano classes for children

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at East Brunswick Academy

MAMTG’s Student Music Festival

We are a leading member music school for MAMTG’s Student Music Festival. Music competitions, evaluations, showcases and more. It’s a great weekend for the music education community. We are proud to help produce such a great event for students and parents. Deadline for students to register at Music Notes Academy is 12/22/18. Deadline for students to register with MAMTG is 2/1/19.

Degreed Teachers

Music teachers here are degreed, experienced and dedicated to teaching music. Music teachers are employees, not independent contractors. This is important. It takes a lot to become a Music Notes teacher.


Music Notes Academy

Comprehensive private instruction, instrument sales, rentals and repairs. Your music education is important to us.

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Rental Space for Music Teachers

Music teachers and musicians can host their own recitals, small concerts, exams and assessments at Music Notes Academy East Brunswick.

Recitals & Concerts

Private music teachers can host their own recitals and concerts at our East Brunswick Academy.

Exams & Assessments

Music students can have their music exams and assessments at Music Notes Academy East Brunswick.

Become A Music Notes Teacher

We are always looking for more professionals to join us. Most Music Notes teachers have been here for a long time.

About Music Notes

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 its student music festivals since 2015.

We continue to collaborate with local professionals and organizations in music education. We were an affiliate store for Music & Arts from April 2016 through March 2018. We began a partnership with Song Piano in November 2016 which has led to Music Notes Academy having a Song Piano Kawai piano at our East Brunswick Academy for students learning piano. School Year ’17-’18 saw the beginnings of a great partnership with State Theatre NJ. Summer Semester 2018 saw a new partnership with Piano Piano in NYC for piano rentals, sales and service.

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.

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East Brunswick Magazine

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We love our students and parents

“Thanks for your help. When we came home after today’s (guitar) lesson, Ibrahim told his grandmother that he had fun and was excited to play.”

S. Ahmed 9/6/18

What a great music school! Love instructor Sean and Director Brandon and other highly qualified and experienced staff. Great talents!!! Also loved their fabulous work organizing the MAMTG Student Music Festival 2017.
R. Asokan (2017) , -
Music Notes Academy is absolutely wonderful! Brandon was incredibly professional and so easy to work with. The teachers love what they do and know what they are doing. It was such a pleasure to work with them and I can’t wait to continue my lessons!
L. Ramos (2016) , -
My daughter began classes with this school three years ago. The individual attention, support and patience displayed by their instructors is amazing and has helped my child become more passionate about piano.
C. Rushin (2016) , -
My daughter has been attending Music Notes Academy since she was three and I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn any instrument at any age. Mr. Stephen is the best! Love him! And Brandon is awesome as well. They are both the most kind sincere and patient teachers I have ever seen. They are dedicated to their students and truly want them to reach their full potential.
Natalie T. (2018) , -
We are very happy at our new home at Music Notes Academy for our 10 year old playing violin. Immediately after the trial lesson my daughter was enthused and identified what she was learning that had been missing at her previous place. Instruction is professional quality, well rounded and suited to age and maturity. Our eldest son is at Juilliard so we have done a lot of music instruction over the years. We highly recommend Music Notes Academy.
Deborah C. (2017) , -

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