Modern Music Academy

Providing the Highest Quality Music Education Since 2004

tmma students performing

About Modern Music Academy

The Modern Music Academy (TMMA) was founded by Jarrett and Jenny Zellea, who between them have over three decades of combined experience in the music and entertainment industries.

All of our teachers are credentialed and working musicians in the music industry and/or are educators of music in the school districts. They come from eclectic backgrounds that include everything from pop to classical, jazz to punk, and all points in between, but design their lessons to be specifically tailored to your musical tastes and interests.

TMMA is equipped with pianos, keyboards, drum sets, a state of the art recording studio, and acoustically treated rooms for all traditional instruments. While you’re waiting for your aspiring artist, feel free to hang backstage, (ok, it’s a waiting room, but it’s really cool).

TMMA offers clients throughout Northern New Jersey a world-class music education experience with instrumental, singing, production, and artist development lessons.

“The Modern Music Academy is a jewel in Caldwell. The teachers are kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable. This school has been amazing for my son. His reading skills have improved, and his self-esteem and confidence is up. We are so grateful to The Modern Music Academy.”

— Tina F.

“My daughter has been taking lessons from The Modern Music Academy for almost 5 years. She has advanced her piano and vocal technique and grown more confident through several performances. The school’s approach to teaching kids the music they love has been great.”

— Marlaina M.

“My daughter is going for guitar lessons with Mr. Joey and she loves it! She has no experience playing the guitar. She said Mr. Joey is great and is very patient in teaching her the instrument. Definitely recommend this business they are friendly and work with you and your child’s schedule.”

— Jason C.

“The staff members are very professional and students of various ages appear to be happy and interested in participating with the music instructors. My 6 year-old granddaughter thoroughly enjoys every lesson she has with Miss Maraviglia.”

— Linda O.

“The Modern Music Academy is the best place for any kind of music lessons. All 3 of my children have been going for years, and they love it!”

— Ilene H.

“The Modern Music Academy 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.