New Classes Starting December 1

There’s always something new happening at Miss Anna’s, and December is no exception.  We’re kicking off a few new classes this month, will we be seeing you at one of them some day soon?

On Saturdays we’re starting a new session of Beginning Guitar for both kids and adults.  Group classes are a fun way to get into playing an instrument while in a relaxed social setting.

Our kid class is open to beginners from ages 7 – 13 and is held first thing in the morning at 9 am (don’t worry, parents, we have complimentary coffee at the studio!).  Our adult class, geared towards the over 21 crowd, is at 12 noon.  If you have a student who’s somewhere between 13 and 21, please contact us about placement.

Guitar classes meet for 45 minutes, and tuition is $28 per month.

Our Junior Choir program is growing on Friday evenings!  Our first section of Junior Choir is full so we’re offering another section at 4:15pm.  Junior Choir is for students aged 7 – 10 with an interest in singing.  That age is a little too young for serious one on one lessons, but it’s a great age to start learning the fundamentals of music while being introduced to the basics of good vocal technique.  The students have been enjoying fun vocal warm ups and seasonal songs, plus some simple rounds.  If you’ve got a little singer bouncing around your house, we look forward to them joining us!

If you’ve got a singer in your house who’s a little older, our Teen Choir is now accepting students aged 11 and up.  We meet on Thursday nights and are already preparing for a few performance opportunities in the early spring.  Teen Choir meets at 8pm.

Junior and Teen Choir meet for 45 minutes and tuition is $28 per month.

Finally, on Wednesdays, we have rock bands for our littlest music makers.  Kidzrock is a unique program for students aged 4 – 8 who are new to music but are looking for an exciting music experience.  No experience is necessary but they’ll be rocking out on the very first day!  Kids get to learn guitar, keyboards or even the drums, pick a band name, sing rock songs (geared specifically towards their age group) and even perform in rock concerts throughout the year.  We’re starting a new class of rockers on Wednesdays at 5:00pm.

Kidzrock meets for 45 – 50 minutes and tuition is $80 per month.

For our Kidzrock classes it is important to jump in on the first day of class to not miss a thing.  Students don’t need to buy any instruments or gear so all the playing and learning happens together in class.  Students interested in group guitar or choir can come any time. Guitar students do need to bring their own guitar, but all music for all classes will be provided by us.  Join us at the beginning of December or come as late as mid-January.  We’ll be happy to see you!

Call us at 732-860-5846 or email if you have any questions.  If you know you are ready to get started, please fill out our New Student Info Form and we can get you on our schedule!


Adult Guitar Classes Starting in July

Mondays in July and August are about to become a lot more fun!  Intro to Guitar for Adults is starting on July 2 and you’re going to love it!

Students must come to class with their own guitar and we’ll provide the rest!  Students ages 21 and up will learn the basics of note reading and chord strumming.  By the end of class students will be able to strum simple pop or rock songs and accompany singers.  Maybe you want to sing songs with your kids or grandkids, or maybe it’s just something you’ve always wanted to do!  This is your time to pick up and play – this is the summer you’re going to learn how to play guitar!

Students will perform for each other in class at our last meeting on Monday, August 27.  To sign up, new students can visit our student sign up page!  Parents already at the school wishing to join can simply talk to the office, AKA, Miss Anna, about getting set up with the class.  Tuition is $80 a month and payment is due at the beginning of each month.

Welcome Will Genovese!

Miss Anna might be cool and all, but there’s only so many hours a day she can teach.  Now that MAMS is in a new space with great visibility, demand for music lessons is growing, and one teacher just can’t keep up.

So it is with much excitement that we are happy to welcome a new teacher to our MAMS family, Will Genovese.  Will is an established, experienced guitar instructor, well-versed in many styles, from rock to classical and almost everything in between.  A graduated of City College with a degree in Music Education, Will has performed across the NY and NJ area, both solo and in ensembles such as the Hunterdon Hills Orchestra and Esteem Entertainment.

Miss Anna has known Will for many years, and even took lessons from him at one point to learn more about flamenco style guitar playing.  There are very few teachers that she trusts to join the school at this early stage in our history, and Will is definitely on that list.  It is our hope that you will enjoy learning with Will just as much as you have enjoyed lessons with Miss Anna over the years.

To welcome our new guitar instructor, we invite all interested guitar students and their families to a special event on Saturday, March 3.  Following a brief performance by Will, students may sign up for a 20 minute trial lesson.  If students like his style, parents are welcome to sign up their children to become one of his students.  He will be teaching at the studio on Saturday afternoons and Monday nights.  Refreshments will be served.

Attendance is free but we ask that you reserve your spot before March 1 by emailing us at

See you next Saturday night!