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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 as a band.

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 Assessments & Exams

Music Notes Academy students have several options for music assessments, exams and performances. The RCM Certificate Program is back with the ’21-’22 school year. Music Notes Academy was one of the founding RCM music schools in ’13.

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RCM Assessments & Exams at Music Notes Academy
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Student Acknowledgements & Awards

Music Notes Academy students have achieved great success throughout the years.

Congratulations, Performing Students ✭ Online Spring Recital

Congratulations to our performing students. Our Online Spring Recital was Saturday, June 12th, 2021. Thank you, Ms. Elana for organizing and producing our 2nd Virtual Recital.

  • Strictly Fourths …… Dave Brubeck
  • Invention No. 8 …… J.S. Bach

    • Ahan, piano

 

  • I’m a Fine Musician …… Faber
  • Clockstop …… Faber
    • Zayaan, piano

 

  • Miniature Sonatina …… Joseph Kuffner
    • Remy, piano

 

  • Wild Rider …… Robert Schumann
  • Arabesque …… Friedrich Burgmuller

    • Yuyang, piano

 

  • Yankee Doodle …… arr. Alfred Music
  • For Ludwig …… arr. Alfred Music
  • The Force Theme from Star Wars …… John Williams

    • Robert, piano

 

  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring …… J.S. Bach
  • Sunflower …… Post, Rosen, Brown, Land, Bell & Walsh
    • Varun, clarinet

 

  • Two Minuets …… Francois Devienne
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight …… Elton John
    • Siddarth, flute

 

  • Bass Rock …… Hal Leonard
    • Karen, guitar

 

  • A Million Dreams …… Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
    • Karen, voice

 

  • Waltz in A-Flat Major Op. 39 No. 15 …… Johannes Brahms
  • Pink Panther Theme …… Henry Mancini
    • Brielle, alto sax

Congratulations, Performing Students ✭ Online Winter Showcase

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

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '19

  • Ashlee Yamzon ⭐ Strings Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 4th Place
  • Madison Barnes ⭐ Strings Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 2nd Place
  • Ahan Kaushik ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Junior A 🏆 2nd Place
  • Neil Bajaj ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Prep A 🏆 3rd Place
  • Rithvik Juluru ⭐ Percussion Open Solo Intermediate 🏆 3rd Place
  • Jade DiCriscio ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Prep B 🏆 1st Place
  • Dhruv Rao ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary A 🏆 5th Place
  • Jade DiCriscio ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary A 🏆 1st Place
  • Arnav Bhatt ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 1 🏆 1st Place
  • Emerson Guy ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Elementary C 🏆 2nd Place
  • Shikha Shrestha ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 1st Place
  • Aiden Ney ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 4 🏆 1st Place
  • Karthik Thallam ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 6 🏆 1st Place
  • Emerson Guy ⭐ Piano Open Pop Solo Elementary 🏆 2nd Place
  • Rani Ney ⭐ Strings Open Solo Elementary 🏆 3rd Place
  • Anamika Rao ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Senior 🏆 2nd Place
  • Ashlee Yamzon ⭐ Strings Open Solo Junior / Senior 🏆 1st Place
  • Dylan Walczak ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Level 3B 🏆 1st Place
  • Anamika Rao ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Level 4A 🏆 2nd Place
  • Madison Barnes ⭐ Woodwinds Open Solo Intermediate / Junior 🏆 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 🥇 Whole Notes
    • Joshua Olayanju
    • Josh Roscher
    • Jason Roscher
    • Olivia Podzuban
    • Sahana Mandayam
    • Praapti Tripathy
    • Siena Tyler
    • Noah Philips
    • Luigi Martins
  • Level 2 🥇 Half Notes
    • Neil Bajaj
    • Julia Scarpa
    • Sophia Scarpa
    • Dhvani Joshi
  • Level 3 🥇 Quarter Notes
    • Jade DiCriscio
  • Level 4 🥇 8th Notes
  • Level 5 🥇 16th Notes
  • Level 6 🥇 32nd Notes

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '18

  • Y. Singh ⭐ Piano Sight Reading Intermediate 🏆 1st Place
  • A. Soares ⭐ Piano Sight Reading Junior 🏆 1st Place
  • N. Chandwani ⭐ Piano Open Classical Solo Intermediate (A) 🏆 1st Place
  • D. Gurunath ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Solo Prep 🏆 3rd Place
  • N. Bajaj ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Solo Prep 🏆 2nd Place
  • E. Guy ⭐ Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 1A 🏆 2nd Place
  • V. Gajaraj ✰ Piano Standard Classical Solo Level 2B (A) 🏆 1st Place
  • P. Jones ⭐ Piano Standard Pop Intermediate 🏆 3rd Place
  • T. Rajeevan ⭐ Strings Open Solo Intermediate 🏆 3rd Place
  • M. Byszynski ⭐ Woodwinds Open Solo Junior 🏆 2nd Place
  • M. Byszynski ⭐ Woodwinds Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 1st Place
  • D. Doyle ⭐ Percussion Open Solo Elementary 🏆 2nd Place
  • A. Ney ⭐ Percussion Open Solo Intermediate 🏆 2nd Place
  • L. Renwick ⭐ Percussion Open Solo Junior 🏆 2nd Place
  • A. Soares ⭐ Guitar Open Pop/Rock Solo Junior 🏆 1st Place
  • S. Shrestha ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 1 🏆 1st Place
  • R. Chandwani ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 2nd Place
  • A. Ney ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 2 🏆 1st Place
  • A. Goel ⭐ Guitar Standard Solo Level 5 🏆 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 🥇 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 🥇 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 🥇 Quarter Notes
    • Sahil Kochhar
    • Vishva Gajaraj
    • Miranda Byszynski
    • Adiva Khan
    • Yaduveer Singh
    • Dylan Walczak
    • Arnay Goel
  • Level 4 🥇 8th Notes
    • Ahan Kaushik
  • Level 5 🥇 16th Notes
  • Level 6 🥇 32nd Notes

Winning Students, MAMTG Student Music Festival '17

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

Manage your Music Notes education

Current adult students and parents can view the Music Notes Academy school year calendar, schedule an absence, select a backbeat make-up class and view the enrollment agreement.

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.

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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