Modern Music Academy

Providing the Highest Quality Music Education Since 2004

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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 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