Our whole philosophy at MMDA is to create a culture for students of all ages to explore music with passionate dedicated music educators. As music educators we are keenly aware of the many benefits from music education and foster them at MMDA, here are some:
- Engages students in the classroom and increases graduation rates
- Improves early cognitive development, math and reading skills
- Enhances learning in other core subjects
- Develops critical thinking and leadership skills
- Fosters self-esteem and the ability to work cooperatively in teams
Our mission: to create a community where music and performing arts can thrive!
MMDA is Music for Life!
Intermediate cello, violin and viola students welcome to try the string quartet/group which meets Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm.
Students who are ready to “dig deeper” into music on their instrument are paired with a master teacher. Private lessons need to be an ongoing conversation between teacher and student. The connection of the student and teacher is paramount if the “conversations” are to bear the positive outcomes and growth theses lessons can provide.
All students will be participating in our seasonal recitals.
We have professionals who specialize in virtually every instrument! Whether it's brass, strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano, or voice, we certainly have the instructor for you!
Call 732-223-2121 to schedule your lessons with one of our amazing teachers!
Classic Rock Shop And Rock & Pop Shop
Our in-house scheduling department organizes aspiring musicians of all ages together to form real bands and ensembles for the unique experience of playing music with others. Grouped by age, ability, and musical preference, these classes meet once a week for an hour and a half, and are led by an MMDA master instructor(s).
Focus topics include: team work, stage presence, performance preparation, band/ensemble etiquette, and equipment preparation.
Band and ensemble classes culminate in a free quarterly performance.
Instruments include: Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard, Drums
Rock Shop Jr. & Rock Shop Sr.
- ROCK SHOP JR. TUESDAY 6-7PM AGES 8+
- ROCK SHOP SR. TUESDAY 6:30-8PM AGES 12+
Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals Welcome!
includes 30 minute private lesson
Come join us in exploring the world of Jazz in a combo setting. This class will allow you to perform Jazz Standards and music from all eras of Jazz in a small group setting. Demystify the art of jazz improvisation. The class will begin with the blues offering techniques for students to begin enjoying musical creativity from the first lesson. Pre-requisite to the class is a competency in basic scales.
Jazz is one of our richest treasures; join us in exploring and continuing the tradition.
This class requires the student to have a strong working knowledge of their instrument. All instruments are encouraged and welcome; rhythm section, horns and vocalists!!
Join Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear as they journey into the world of Music!
This award-winning, innovative piano introduction course offers fun, imaginative, and enjoyable learning experiences for young beginners. Teach them “right” from the beginning. Music for Little Mozarts curriculum is specifically designed to teach young beginners using combination of a piano, music and movement. Singing and listening skills are developed simultaneously with an appreciation for musical styles. We keep our classes small in number (a maximum of 6 students per group) to allow optimal attention to your child’s learning.
Written specifically with the developing mind, the Little Mozarts series provides a balance between discipline necessary for playing piano and the enjoyment of music making. The course centers around the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse as they learn about music. The series guides the student through a comprehensive approach to music learning through the piano.
Classes meet once per week for 45 minutes.
Maximum 6 students per class.
Parents are encouraged to join their students in the class.
Girls Rock Shop
Taught by our master rock shop instructor Phil, these talented girls rock out on guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and vocals. They meet once a week for 1 1/2 hours, and have put on numerous performances representing MMDA!
Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the cycle of chord changes. Students feed off one another to create original music and learn not only from the instructor, but from each other! Instruments include: guitar, bass, sax, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, drums. This class meets once a week for one hour and is best suited for students ages 12-15.
Adult Rock Shop
Come rock out with Matt Brown's Adult Rock Shops. Whether you want to finally play in a group setting, pick up that guitar you haven't touched in years, or just want o learn something new, this program is for you! This class includes 1 hour group sessions and a 30 minute additional private lesson. Performance opportunities available!
All levels are welcome, ages 18+.
Intermediate/Advanced Sax group (alto/tenor/barti) with saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham