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Shore Music ACADEMY

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We offer lessons for: Guitar, Voice, Singing, Brass, Woodwinds, Violin, Piano, Drums, Bass, & Ukulele.

Why Shore Music Academy is New Jersey’s #1 choice for music lessons

Shore Music Academy is Monmouth County's largest music school, the school of choice for thousands of families from ages 4 to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it: Piano, electric & acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Voice and Singing, Violin, Brass, Woodwinds, and Rock Band, all taught under one roof.

Winner of more awards than any other music school in Monmouth County!

Shore Music Academy has won more awards than any other music school in Monmouth County. Since 2005, it has been the school of choice for thousands of families.

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Are we the right music academy for you?

Since 2005 we have helped thousands of students begin and continue on their musical journey. We are the largest school of music in Monmouth County offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice. We know you are busy and it can be very hard to find a reliable music teacher. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in Monmouth County--so you don't have to!

Our staff consists of experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities as well as provide on-going support to our instructors to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience.

While you're researching the best school for you, consider the benefits of becoming a Shore Music Academy student and find out why we are your number one choice for music lessons!


We teach Guitar, Piano, Singing, Voice, Drums, Bass, Violin, Brass, Woodwinds, & Ukulele Lessons
Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Lessons
Piano Lessons
Voice & Singing Lessons
Drum Lessons
Woodwind Lessons
Brass Lessons
Violin Lessons
Rock Band
14 Benefits of becoming an Academy student:
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1. Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Woodwinds, Brass, Ukulele, and LED Monitors for your favorite mobile device in each room in ONE location!

We are the only school in Monmouth County that offers all of these popular instruments: All acoustic Pianos, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drum set, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass, Singing, Bass, and Ukulele in one location. We are also the only school at the Jersey Shore that has installed $10,000 worth of LED monitors in each teaching room so that you can bring your iPhone, iPad, or any mobile device to give you the BEST music lesson experience in Ocean Township that no one else can offer.

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2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the area

We have 20 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

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3. The widest range of music lesson times available six days a week

We are the only music school in Monmouth County that offers music lessons six days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays

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4. A proven track record of excellence

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Shore Music Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, brass, woodwinds, guitar, voice, singing and drum lessons in Monmouth County year-round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by thousands of families for over fifteen years.

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5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients

With over 3,000 square feet we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Monmouth County.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

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6. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Monmouth County

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and large observation windows.

Technology is also a big part of lessons at the Shore Music Academy and we have installed LED monitors in every classroom at both schools. The monitors have cables that can attach to iPods, iPads, or laptops. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, and more. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other school in Oakhurst offers this technology.

One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with LED monitors. By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we're providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the Monmouth County area.

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7. Free, all-inclusive student showcases with NO participation fees!

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it is to have their child participate in a recital.

In June and December, many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. Our recitals are held at Monmouth University's, Lauren K. Woods Theatre, which has a grand piano, so piano students are not playing on just a keyboard. Our sound system ensures a quality experience for all! Unlike other schools, parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.

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8. Professional office staff to serve you

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Most music lesson providers do not provide front desk staff, but we have full time desk staff who are available at the front desk to assist you during ALL lessons, quickly and professionally. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

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9. Trophies, certificates, and award wristbands to celebrate achievement

We are the only music school in Monmouth County that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder® is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder® here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.

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10. Make-up lessons

Missed a lesson? Out of town? No problem. Just sign up for our make up classes. They never expire, and you can come when it's convenient for you.

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11. Early morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals

Since we are the largest school in Monmouth County, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

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12. Conveniently located on Monmouth Road in Oakhurst

Due to its central location, our school is convenient and draws students from Oakhurst, Ocean, Asbury Park, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Red bank, Allenhurst, Deal, and Neptune. We are easy to find, right off  Monmouth Road and West Park Avenue , with shopping and restaurants close by.

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13. Picture Day

We are the only music school in Monmouth County that offers a picture day for their students. We are the only music school that offers a picture day for their students! Every six months, we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. We want to celebrate your music and share that memory through pictures. Examples pictured on this page! Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

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14. Month to Month lessons

Our desire is to inspire our students with the love of music. We do this through teachers and music that our students love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons. You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need a 30 day notice.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

Technologically Advanced Facilities


Our students enjoy over 3,000 sq. ft. of Shore's most advanced music lesson rooms. Each studio is soundproofed and stocked with everything our students need, from pianos, keyboards and full drum kits with pads to amps and stereos. Parents can sit in on their child's lesson, watch through large observation windows, or relax in our spacious and comfortable parent’s lounge with WiFi, magazines, toys for kids and bottled water.

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Shore Music Academy is professionally run, you see the owner in the studio and they are flexible & generous with make up classes. The teachers are terrific; knowledgeable, age appropriate (no matter the age of the child/adult) and friendly.

-Ursula A., Allenhurst, NJ

It is a great place for people to learn music, and there are amazing teachers who not only teach you but they make the lessons super fun!! I'm very happy that my daughter is a student there.

-Ruben D., Tinton Falls, NJ