Guitar, Bass, Ukulele lessons In Caldwell, West Orange, and Livingston
Do you ever watch an amazing guitarist perform on stage or on TV and wonder how he or she got so good? It very likely started with taking guitar lessons. The Modern Music Academy offers weekly guitar lessons and bass lessons to beginners and virtuosos alike in a variety of styles including rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, classical, and more. Our increasingly popular ukulele lessons are a good fit for smaller kids and beginners of all sizes!
Our approach is unique in that we start with where the student is in his/her ability level, experience, and interests. When you take guitar lessons at The Modern Music Academy, you not only learn how to read standard and tab notation, rhythm, chords, and fundamental guitar techniques, but you also learn how to play your favorite songs, as well as working through our method books, incorporating these techniques. You also receive detailed instructions and a plan for practicing these techniques at home between lessons.
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of different performance opportunities such as the “My First Recital” series for beginners to give our students a chance to show off to their friends and family what they have been working on in their lessons. For advanced students, we invite them to participate in the TMMA Artists program, a performing and recording program that teaches drum kit set-up, stage presence, performance etiquette, and recording experience in our fully-equipped recording studio.
WHAT SETS US APART
PIANO, VOICE, GUITAR, UKULELE, DRUMS, STRINGS, WOODWIND, BRASS LESSONS
We welcome all beginners and all higher levels of experience - no matter your age (adults included). We offer music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, drums, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, trumpet, tuba, and trombone.
MOST QUALIFIED AND DIVERSE TEACHING FACULTY
We attract the best teachers in the area because they want to teach at The Modern Music Academy. Our instructors have gone through a rigorous process in order to work at The Modern Music Academy. To be one of our teachers you have to be caring, patient, talented, and a true team player. All of our instructors are experts on their instruments and either hold, or are pursuing, degrees in music and all have had prior experience teaching music.
IN-HOUSE RECORDING STUDIO
We are one of the few music schools in the country to have a state of the art recording studio. Our recording engineers have also been carefully selected and trained to use all of our gear and software to the highest level. ALL of our engineers have degrees in audio engineering.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
For students who want to work towards making recordings and performing locally and or nationally, we are a one stop shop to make your dreams and goals a reality. Once you qualify for our artist program, you can join our team in regularly scheduled rehearsals, Frequent performances locally and in major NYC venues along with getting in our studio and cutting tracks for you to use any way you seem fit.
PIANO CLASSES 3-5
We have a love for toddlers! Our small group piano class was designed for little ones to get the very basics of playing piano and enjoying music in a group setting. We offer this class on saturday mornings so we can keep your weekday schedule free!
BEAUTIFUL FACILITY, AND STATE-OF-THE-ART LESSON ROOMS
Our lesson rooms were all custom built with making music in mind. Each room was tuned and made for making music. All of our room are equipped with the proper instruments an tools for success!
WAITING ROOMS AVAILABLE LOCAL SHOPPING AND LOCAL COFFEE SHOP
We have a comfortable waiting areas for our families with free WIFI, and magazines. Across the street is Food Town, tons of boutique stores and one block away, our favorite coffee shop Rockin Joes!
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND MAKEUP OPTIONS 6 DAYS A WEEK
We have many weekday afternoon and evenings and Saturday morning lesson times, and we're open all year round, including the summer. If you need to cancel your lesson or change your lesson time, no problem! Our busy families love our convenient unlimited makeup lesson and schedule change policy.
MONTH TO MONTH LESSON STRUCTURE
No long term quarterly or annual commitments. Students are only committed to a month at time.