Music School in East Brunswick & Whitehouse Station

Private Lessons & Instruction  🎸 Musical Instrument Sales, Rentals & Repairs

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Private Music Instruction

Private music lessons and instruction at our East Brunswick and Whitehouse Station music school includes piano, guitar, bass guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, violin, viola, cello and upright string bass. Students can learn musical theater, music theory, composition and song writing, music technology, audio engineering and production. We teach student rock bands, string quartets and drum together in our drum circles. Degreed Music Teachers.

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

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Private Music Lessons in East Brunswick

MAMTG’s Student Music Festival ’20

April 3rd, 4th & 5th in Princeton, NJ

We are a leading member music school and sponsor for MAMTG’s Student Music Festival. Music competitions, evaluations, showcases and more. It’s a great weekend for students and parents. We are proud to produce such a great performance event for students and other music schools in the tristate area.

Sign-Up Deadline for Music Notes Academy Students is 12/21/19

Winning Students from 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

Instrumental Bands

Instrumental Bands are for students playing together in a group class setting. This includes our student rock bands, TiedNotes Open Ensembles, chamber groups and string quartets. Ask us about upcoming auditions, student ensembles and bands.

Instrumental Bands
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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 music production equipment 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 to play music on a real upright piano, not a keyboard.

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. Rental commitments include 10-Month, 3-Month and Monthly options.

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


  • 2 Lesson Commitment

  • Ask about Accelerando Music Program 

Group Piano Classes

  • Group piano classes for children

  • Contact Us for Current Class Schedule

Introductory Trial Class

  • Try music

  • 1 class commitment

Summer Nights @ Music Notes

  • Summer music classes & lessons

  • Fun Summer Programs

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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graceNOTES for Music Teachers

We want to help private music teachers succeed. This is graceNOTES, our Affiliate Teacher program. We want to help new music teachers maintain standards of excellence in the field of teaching music. Music teaching is a professional field like any other. We cannot teach everyone. However, we can help others be a graceNOTE Music Notes teacher.

Concerts & Recitals

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

Exams & Assessments

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

MAMTG’s Student Music Festival

Submit your students to MAMTG’s Student Music Festival. Competitions, Evaluations & Showcases.

Become a graceNOTES Music Notes’ Teacher

Be a graceNOTES Music Notes’ Teacher. We will help with curriculum, instruction and all the music teaching business stuff that goes along with being a sole proprietor music teacher. It’s consulting for music teachers. Discounts on our Learn Today, Play Tomorrow® Student Assignment Book. Plus, great purchasing power on instruments, accessories, teaching aides, sheet music and instructional books.

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 MAMTG’s Student Music Festivals ’16, ’17, ’18 and ’19.

We continue to collaborate with local professionals and organizations in music education such as Music & Arts, State Theatre NJ, Song Piano, Don’t Fret Guitar Repairs and currently with Piano Piano in NYC for piano rentals, sales and service. School Year ’18-’19 saw the acquisition of remaining inventory from Plainfield Music Store’s November ’18 closing. We are honored to have Plainfield Music’s remaining books and sheet music while continuing their legacy of dedication to the musical arts.

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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