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Personalized & Engaging Music Lessons for All Skill Levels

Music School Serving Caldwell, NJ


Our Mission

Modern Music Academy provides positive, memorable opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore their interest in music through a rewarding progression of discovery.

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The piano is both approachable for young beginners and richly complex for advanced players, and is perfect for learning to read music and building a strong musical foundation.

Guitar & Ukulele

Guitar & Ukulele

One of the foundational instruments of contemporary music, our guitar instructors teach across genres and will equip you to play for yourself or as part of a group.



The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Study musical theater, pop music, opera, or anything that interests you.

Violin & Viola

Violin & Viola

Whether you want to learn the classics or contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the technique needed to excel at these captivating instruments.



The drum kit is an energetic instrument that cultivates precise rhythm and strong music fundamentals. Learn to create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.



The low pitch of the bass guitar holds down the groove in almost all styles of music. Learn to play different styles and techniques.



Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.



Develop a beautiful sound on the saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute. Study the musical style of your choosing with our highly qualified woodwind instructors.



Learn how to play the trumpet, cornet, tuba, trombone and more. Private brass lessons are a great supplement to school music programs. Study your favorite genre with your teacher.

Music Production

Music Production

The Modern Music Academy offers recording and production lessons in its in-house, state-of-the-art recording studio!

About Us

Music Lessons in a Nurturing & Family Friendly Environment

Modern Music Academy provides lessons to children and adults of all ages. Private instruction is available. Music enriches our lives. Enrich your life: listen, learn, and perform. Your interest is the key. You must take the first step. Let our teachers be your guide.

“The Modern Music Academy is amazing! All of the staff/teachers are so welcoming. I have been taking lessons with Justine for voice and can already see the improvement.”

— Jamie Gabriel

“I love the Modern Music Academy. I’ve been coming here for four years and it’s honestly the BEST. The staff is so incredible and the students are so talented. Justine is definitely my favorite. She’s amazing and has helped me grow so much during my time here.”

— Jess Bracken

“We have been taking lessons at MMA for a few years now, my kids LOVE it! …They make everyone feel like family…If you are looking for lessons, you at least have take a trial lesson with Modern Music Academy to see for yourself. This place is THE BEST!”

— Chris Plath

“The Modern Music Academy has helped me so much through the 4 years I’ve worked here. Justine has been helping me take my career to the next level! It has been an amazing experience so far and I can’t wait for more memories with my MMA family!”

— Katie Romo

“TMMA is awesome! What a great place for kids and adults to learn music! Larissa is the best! Such a talented vocalist and teacher. You should go there!”

— Marie Louise Lawson

“TMMA is honestly the best place to go for music lessons! Michael is exceptional with kids of all ages, but the whole staff brings professional to a new level. If you want your kids to learn right, bring them here!”

— Katherine A.

“I have really enjoyed working with The Modern Music Academy. Everyone seems helpful and I love working with my teacher Justine! I am working towards my dream of becoming a recording artist. They are involved in looking at my songs I write to helping me perfect them. So glad I joined team TMMA!”

— Amanda DeFuria

Our Teachers

Our music instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers. They are committed to your success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.


What Makes Modern Music Academy Unique

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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 like Just Jakes, Caldwell University and in major NYC venues such as the Cutting Room, along with getting in our studio and cutting tracks for you to use any way you seem fit.

Pop & Rock Bands

We have five groups that range from beginner to highly advanced, who perform at least three times during the year at local venues and public events. Learn more about our band programs.

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 rooms are equipped with the proper instruments and tools for success!

Waiting Rooms Available Local Shopping and Local Coffee Shop

We have 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.


Modern Music Academy serves students from Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Essex Fells, Verona, Cedar Grove, West Orange, Montclair and other nearby communities.

Lessons at The Modern Music Academy

Music Lessons for All Ages & Skill Levels in Caldwell, NJ!

We offer one-on-one private music lessons at our high end studio. You can study dance, piano, voice, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, violin, cello, winds, brass instruments, recording and production. Our mission is to encourage creativity, allow students to have the most motivating and positive musical and dance experience while we use the most modern tools and techniques available.

When you walk through the doors of the Modern Music Academy, you instantly know that you are in a very special place. From the detail that we put into building the facility, to outfitting each room with high end state-of-the-art musical instruments and equipment, you know we were designed for the highest level of achievement possible.

Learn from our amazing faculty who are welcoming, patient and are incredibly talented!