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Current Students

Online Learning

Online learning began in March ’20. Thank you, current students and parents for adapting and adjusting with us to keep the music alive. Online learning with Music Notes Academy teachers has proven to be quite successful.

In-Person Learning

In-Person learning at our East Brunswick and Whitehouse Station Academy includes several options for current students. Add Rock Band, TiedNotes or Performance Plus Certificate to enhance the music performance experience.

Rock Band

Student rock bands online and in-person. Students learn to play music together.

fineTune

2 private music lessons. Current students can always add instructional time to their regularly scheduled classes and lessons.

TiedNotes

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

Performance Plus Certificate

Weekly private lessons. College-prep. Ages 12+ 60mins+.

Student Acknowledgements & Awards

Music Notes students have achieved great success throughout the years.

Congratulations, Performing Students!

Congratulations to students of Ms. Elana. Select students performed in our Online Winter Showcase on Saturday, 1/23/21.

  • Bergamask …… P. Koepke
  • I Just Can’t Wait To Be King …… Elton John & Tim Rice
    • Siddarth on Flute
  • Allegretto Fantasia …… S. Miskow
  • Old Town Road (Remix) …… Trent Reznor, Billy Ray Cyrus
    • Varun on Clarinet
  • Yesterday …… John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • Harry Potter Medley …… John Williams
    • Brielle on Saxophone
  • Folk Song Medley / On Top of Old Smokey, Down in the Valley, Grandpa’s Clock, When The Saints Go Marching In …… Traditional
    • Robert on Piano
  • Nocturne Op. 47 …… T. Verhey
    • Ms. Elana on Clarinet

Winning Students, MAMTG Online Student Music Festival '20

Congratulations to all of our performing students. This was a first for all of us, an online music festival. Here are our winning students from ’20’s MAMTG Student Music Festival.

  • Madison Barnes ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Junior ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Keshav Ramesh ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Senior ๐Ÿ†ย 1st Place
  • Saketh Mandayam ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Senior ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Rani Ney ๐Ÿ† Strings Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Ahan Kaushik ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Junior (A) ๐Ÿ† 5th Place
  • Alisha Joshi ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Classical Prep ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Dhruv Rao ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Classical Level 3A ๐Ÿ† 5th Place

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '19

  • Ashlee Yamzon โญ Strings Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 4th Place
  • Madison Barnes โญ Strings Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Ahan Kaushik โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Junior A ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Neil Bajaj โญ Piano Standard Classical Prep A ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Rithvik Juluru โญ Percussion Open Solo Intermediate ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Jade DiCriscio โญ Piano Standard Classical Prep B ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Dhruv Rao โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary A ๐Ÿ† 5th Place
  • Jade DiCriscio โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary A ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Arnav Bhatt โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 1 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Emerson Guy โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary C ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Shikha Shrestha โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Aiden Ney โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 4 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Karthik Thallam โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 6 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Emerson Guy โญ Piano Open Pop Solo Elementary ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Rani Ney โญ Strings Open Solo Elementary ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • Anamika Rao โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Senior ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Ashlee Yamzon โญ Strings Open Solo Junior / Senior ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Dylan Walczak โญ Piano Standard Classical Level 3B ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • Anamika Rao โญ Piano Standard Classical Level 4A ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • Madison Barnes โญ Woodwinds Open Solo Intermediate / Junior ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place

Music Notes' Achievement Winners '18-'19

Available for all Music Notes students. Designed by Mr. Stephen, one of Music Notes’ longtime music teachers, Achievement encourages musical growth and recognition for accomplishments throughout the school year. Achieve with Music Notes.

  • Level 1 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Whole Notes
    • Joshua Olayanju
    • Josh Roscher
    • Jason Roscher
    • Olivia Podzuban
    • Sahana Mandayam
    • Praapti Tripathy
    • Siena Tyler
    • Noah Philips
    • Luigi Martins
  • Level 2 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Half Notes
    • Neil Bajaj
    • Julia Scarpa
    • Sophia Scarpa
    • Dhvani Joshi
  • Level 3 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Quarter Notes
    • Jade DiCriscio
  • Level 4 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 8th Notes
  • Level 5 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 16th Notes
  • Level 6 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 32nd Notes

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '18

  • Y. Singhย โญ Piano Sight Reading Intermediate ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • A. Soares โญ Piano Sight Reading Junior ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • N. Chandwani โญ Piano Open Classical Solo Intermediate (A) ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • D. Gurunath โญ Piano Standard Classical Solo Prep ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • N. Bajaj โญ Piano Standard Classical Solo Prep ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • E. Guy โญ Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 1A ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • V. Gajaraj โœฐ Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 2B (A) ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • P. Jones โญ Piano Standard Pop Intermediate ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • T. Rajeevan โญ Strings Open Solo Intermediate ๐Ÿ† 3rd Place
  • M. Byszynski โญ Woodwinds Open Solo Junior ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • M. Byszynski โญ Woodwinds Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • D. Doyle โญ Percussion Open Solo Elementary ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • A. Ney โญ Percussion Open Solo Intermediate ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • L. Renwick โญ Percussion Open Solo Junior ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • A. Soares โญ Guitar Open Pop/Rock Solo Junior ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • S. Shrestha โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 1 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • R. Chandwani โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 2nd Place
  • A. Ney โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place
  • A. Goel โญ Guitar Standard Solo Level 5 ๐Ÿ† 1st Place

Music Notes' Achievement Winners '17-'18

Available for all Music Notes students. Designed by Mr. Stephen, one of Music Notes’ longtime music teachers, Achievement encourages musical growth and recognition for accomplishments throughout the school year. Achieve with Music Notes.

  • Level 1 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Whole Notes
    • Rani Ney
    • Alexander Hough
    • Brandon Bui
    • Olivia Nigro
    • Isabella Sanabria
    • Veer Chandwani
    • Elizabeth England
    • Mary Francis
    • Shikha Shrestha
    • Madelyn Brennan
    • Gunner Guy
    • Dhruv Rao
    • Anamika Rao
    • Ashlee Yamzon
    • Pranav Kotilingham
    • Alefiya Presswala
    • Rebecca Cornavaca
    • Joyce Nadler
    • William Horvath
    • Justin Castillo
    • Dhvani Joshi
    • Karen Blevins
    • Julia Scarpa
    • Sophia Scarpa
  • Level 2 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Half Notes
    • Miranda Byszynski
    • Adiva Khan
    • Olivia Bracco
    • Penelope Jones
    • Sonya Desai
    • Aiden Ney
    • Renay Goel
    • Destiny Doyle
    • Samaya Lamba
    • Arnav Bhatt
    • Ruben Chandwani
    • Emma Kate Guy
    • Ian Harkins
    • Trinity Narvaez
    • Atman Bale
    • Rani Ney
    • Brandon Bui
  • Level 3 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Quarter Notes
    • Sahil Kochhar
    • Vishva Gajaraj
    • Miranda Byszynski
    • Adiva Khan
    • Yaduveer Singh
    • Dylan Walczak
    • Arnay Goel
  • Level 4 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 8th Notes
    • Ahan Kaushik
  • Level 5 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 16th Notes
  • Level 6 ๐Ÿฅ‡ 32nd Notes

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '17

  • Arnay Goel – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Standard Solo Level 4
  • Abigail Soares – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Open Classical Solo Intermediate
  • Ryan Kulyassa – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Junior
  • Ansh Puro – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Intermediate
  • Tushar Rajeevan – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Intermediate
  • Ryan Kulyassa – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Standard Solo Level 5
  • Ananya Udyaver – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Junior (A)
  • Abigail Soares – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight-Reading & Technique Intermediate
  • Ananya Udyaver – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight-Reading & Technique Intermediate
  • Ananya Udyaver – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 2B (A)
  • Vishva Gajaraj – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 2A (A)

Winning Student, Central Jersey French Language Tournament '17

The French Language Educators of NJ hosted the 2nd Annual Central Jersey French Language Tournament for French students to showcase their talents. The event was a great opportunity for students to excel in French and earn recognition for their passion and excellence in French culture. Students from various towns such as Freehold, East Brunswick, South Brunswick and Montgomery attended East Brunswick High School to compete in an array of categories from singing to poetry recitation. Music Notes’ Meghna Thekepat, voice student, took home 1st Place for Contemporary Pop solo, competing against sixteen other singers. Congratulations, Meghna! We’re very proud of your accomplishments.

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '16

  • Ansh Puro – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Freshman
  • Tushar Rajeevan – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Freshman
  • Matthew Chuah – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Sophomore
  • Catherine Yun – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Strings Open Solo Junior
  • Karthik Thallam – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Standard Solo Level 3
  • Aiden Ney – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Standard Solo Level 3
  • Gautham Sankar – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Standard Solo Level 3
  • Karthik Thallam – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Guitar Pop Solo Freshman
  • Neal Sakkariyas – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Percussion Standard Solo Level 4
  • Lea Renwick – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Percussion Standard Solo Level 4
  • Nishka Rao – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Voice Classical Solo Junior
  • Ahan Kaushik – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Prep A
  • Gautham Sankar – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Prep B
  • Dhruv Nagarajan – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Level 1
  • Siri Taduvai – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Level 1 + A
  • Shutian Yang – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Level 6
  • Alex Domingo – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Standard Solo Level 7
  • Dhruv Nagarajan – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Freshman A
  • Siri Taduvai – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Freshman A
  • Navyaa Jain – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Freshman A
  • Matthew Chuah – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Sophomore A
  • Ananya Udyaver – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Classical Solo Sophomore A
  • Dhruv Nagarajan – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight Reading Junior
  • Abigail Soares – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight Reading Junior
  • Pooja Menon – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight Reading Junior
  • Alex Domingo – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Sight Reading Intermediate
  • Aaron Stephen – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Pop Solo Freshman
  • Abigail Soares – 5th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Pop Solo Sophomore
  • Neha Rani – 3rd Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Pop Solo Sophomore
  • Alex Domingo – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Pop Solo Junior
  • Ananya Udyaver – 4th Place ๐Ÿ† Piano Open Rag Solo Junior
  • Allisa Conover – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Musical Theatre Junior
  • Jay Cui – 2nd Place ๐Ÿ† Accordion Virtuoso Solo
  • Jay Cui – 1st Place ๐Ÿ† Accordion Open Solo 16

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About Music Notes

Est. 2000

Music Notes Academy is a 2012 award-winning NJSBDC community music school. 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.

Music Assessments & Exams

Students can participate in music assessments, exams and adjudicated performance events.

Concerts & Recitals

Students can perform in our concerts and recitals. We enjoy helping students prepare for performance events.

backbeat Make-Up Classes

Since ’13, our backbeat Make-Up Classes have been an excellent way to make-up a missed private lesson. Students meet and learn from other Music Notes students.

Student Music Festivals

Student music festivals offer great motivation and accomplishment for students. We enjoy preparing students for Festivals.

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.

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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