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About Music Notes
We believe in music education

Music Notes began by accident in ’00. A parent asked me to teach their son percussion. I planned and created a comprehensive curricular approach towards teaching drums. Dedication and determination to see my student succeed was the goal. Max, was his name. His parents were supportive and referred me to other parents. A local music school was born.

-Brandon / Founder

Throughout the last twenty years of teaching music, it’s the shared dedication between students, parents and Music Notes’ teachers that allows the Academy to thrive as a local music school. Comprehensive music instruction will always be the foundation of a Music Notes Academy education.

-Brandon / Founder

Degreed Music Teachers. This is who we are.

Music Notes Academy, a local music school, has locations in East Brunswick and Whitehouse Station, NJ. Whether attending in-person learning at our Academy or learning music online, Music Notes teachers are degreed and dedicated to teaching music.

Online Learning

Learn music online with your smartphone, tablet or computer. From the comfort of your home, learn music with a Music Notes degreed music teacher. We’ll connect you to our online music lessons platform.

In-Person Learning

Learn music in-person at our Academy with a degreed music teacher. In-Studio music lessons include upright and baby grand pianos, acoustic drum sets, xylophone, guitar amplifiers and pro-audio equipment. We even have an upright string bass.


Weekly private lessons. Ages 3-5. 30mins.


2 private music lessons.


Weekly semi-private classes. Learn with siblings or friends. Ages 6+.

Music Notes

Weekly private lessons for students of all ages. Adults too.

About Music Notes

Est. 2000

Music Notes Academy is a 2012 award-winning NJSBDC community music school. Private music lessons and instruction – available for young children, adolescents and adults – are tailored towards each student within our music curriculum for online music lessons and in-person music lessons.

Music Notes’ curricular approach to teaching includes music reading and theory, musicianship skills, performance techniques, repertoire and songs. Students receive comprehensive music instruction from degreed and experienced music teachers. We offer structure and flexibility for our students which offers a great balance in music education.

Music Notes Academy is committed to the musical growth and development of each student. With the encouragement and support from teachers and parents, students can expand and improve their musical appreciation, comprehension of musical knowledge and performance skills while being challenged to reach their fullest potential.

Drum Lessons

Classical snare drum, drum set and percussion.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons

Acoustic, classical and electric guitar. Bass guitar. Ukulele.

Piano Lessons

Piano and keyboard, for young children through adults.

Voice & Musical Theater

Voice and musical theater, for children through adults. Popular songs.

Strings Lessons

Violin, viola, cello and upright string bass.

Woodwinds Lessons

Clarinet, flute, piccolo and saxophone.

Brass Lessons

Trumpet, trombone and tuba.

Music Theory Lessons

Music theory, harmony, arranging, composition and songwriting. College auditions and exam prep. College tutoring for music majors and minors.

Music Notes through the years

Music Notes students have performed in concerts, recitals, assessments and exams. Students have won 1st Place at Festivals. Students have continued their musical journey collegiately, attending colleges and universities with scholarships.

Music Notes' '12 Success Award

To this day, we are still humbled and honored. Music Notes was nominated and selected for NJSBDC’s Small Business Success Award in ’12.  

Not sure if Brielle shared the news but she auditioned on xylophone and already got the email from her teacher, she made wind ensemble honors! Thank you so much for preparing her. This meant a lot to Brielle and I haven’t seen her so happy in a long time. Next up is drumline for marching band.

-Sandra, East Brunswick, NJ

Drummer, Performing at Recitals
Drummer, Performing at Recitals

I wanted to share with you – Rebecca may have shared with Mr. Sean. Rebecca told me the second week of the Broadway camp they were learning music and the instructor asked a question about the key signature. Rebecca answered to their surprise and came home absolutely elated that all that music theory Mr. Sean makes her do (that she complains about) enabled her to answer!!! That is part of my deep appreciation for the quality of your school!!

Best music school ever! You will not be disappointed. My son has been here for 5+ years and loves it, owner and teachers are the best. 100% recommended. ?

I just wanted to say thanks again for setting up the (online) lesson. Sean was very helpful this evening and taught some interesting beginning techniques. I enjoyed working with him and look forward to next week’s lesson!

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