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Drum & Percussion Lessons

Drum & Percussion Lessons

Online Drum Lessons

Private drum lessons online with degreed and experienced music teachers.

In-Person Drum Lessons

Private drum lessons in-person and in-studio at our East Brunswick, NJ Academy.

Drum Lessons

Music Notes began by accident in ’00 with drum lessons. I was working at Gorny’s Music Shop in Somerville, NJ. A parent asked me to teach their son drums. Max, was his name. A lovely family from Bridgewater, NJ. I planned and created a comprehensive curricular approach. A local music school was born. 

-Brandon / Founder


Weekly private lessons. Ages 3-5. 30mins. Semester or School Year enrollment.

Trial Lesson

1 private music lesson.


2 private music lessons. That’s your commitment, 2 classes.


Weekly semi-private classes. Learn with siblings, family or friends. Ages 6+. Semester or School Year enrollment.





Learning Drums at Music Notes Academy

Drum and percussion lessons include music reading, music theory, rudiments, technique, classical snare drum etudes, drum set styles and grooves. Books like Stick Control and Syncopation are essential for students of any age. Listening to music is essential. The content is comprehensive and progressive based upon the student’s age and instructional class time. 

-Brandon / Founder

About Music Notes

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.

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.

Learn Today, Play Tomorrow®

Drum Lessons

Drum lessons include rudiments, technique, music reading and notation, theory, snare drum etudes, drum set styles and grooves. Plus, duet playing, playing songs and playing along with recorded tracks. Orchestra, marching band, mallets and audition prep available.

Piano Lessons

Piano lessons include technique, music reading and theory, classical and jazz repertoire, popular songs and duet playing. We have upright and baby grand pianos at our Academy.

Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons include finger-style, strumming, chords, music reading, notation and theory, songs, soloing, improvisation and standard repertoire. Acoustic, classical, electric, ukulele and bass guitar lessons.

Voice Lessons

Strings Lessons

Woodwinds Lessons

Brass Lessons

Music Theory Lessons

Music Notes through the years

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

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.

-Susana from South River, NJ 

State Theatre of NJ

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!

-Pete from South Plainfield, NJ

5-Star Review

Music School

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, from East Brunswick, NJ

Drum Lessons

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!!

-Deborah, from East Brunswick, NJ 

23+ years of teaching experience
Degreed Teachers

Degreed and dedicated to the art of teaching the musical arts.

Thousands of Students

Since ’00 we’ve taught thousands of students. Beginners through advanced students.


NJSBDC’s ’12 Success Winner

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