Guitar Programs at MAMS

Ready to pick up that guitar and rock out?  Our guitar class program is a fun way for kids to try out guitar in a fun, social setting.  It’s also a great way to try out guitar before committing to one on one lessons!  So what does MAMS have to offer?

Beginner Guitar, ages 7 – 13 – This class, on Saturdays from 11:45 – 12:25 is for beginners who’ve never played the guitar before. When they are ready, students can switch over to the Intermediate Elementary or Intermediate Teen class – even if it’s in the middle of the school year.  In this class students learn the basics of technique and posture, as well as music fundamentals like note names and values.

Intermediate Elementary, grades 3 – 6 – This class meets on Saturdays from 12:30 – 1:10 and is for elementary aged students who have at least one year’s experience on the guitar.  In addition to learning note reading and basic music theory, students will play together as a group in preparation for our end of year performance.

Intermediate Teen, grades 7 – 12 – This class is on Saturdays from 1:15 – 1:55 for teens who have one to two years’ experience on the guitar.  Students will learn music theory and note reading, plus chords and playing in smaller groups like trios or duets.

Students of all classes are expected to show up on time or even a little early to make sure that their guitars are in tune and they are set up.  All materials will be provided for students, and students will be invited to all performance and competition events alongside the studio’s one on one students, and of course to all of our fun studio activities throughout the year.

Tuition is $25 per student per month.

Classes are graciously held at one of the schools in Perth Amboy, but will be moving to a permanent home in Fords, NJ, at some point during the 2017-2018 school year.

You can register for class by going to the New Student Sign Up page at any point during the month of September.  We will then email you information on the class location.

PLEASE NOTE: The Intermediate Elementary and Intermediate Teen classes begin on Saturday, September 9, but the Beginner Class will start one week later on September 16.

Any questions?  Please email !  We look forward to playing guitar with you!

Back to School 2017!

It’s September!  Are you excited?  We are!

Miss Anna had an exciting summer up at dance camp, playing piano for ballet class and watching the little kids.  She even had an exciting turn, substituting for the character accompanist!  With just a day’s notice, she had to dust off her book of Ukrainian music and play pieces she hasn’t performed on the piano in years!  It was a little scary, but a lot of fun – which are important things to do every once in awhile.

Now that that’s done, we are very excited to get back into the swing of things.  Especially with this chillier weather we’ve had lately, especially over night, it’s like fall is already here.  Some of you may enjoy your beach time, but as Miss Anna says, “our favorite color is autumn.”  We’ve already snuck a few pumpkin lattes at Dunkin!

Some important dates and reminders –

Lessons begin again on Tuesday, September 5.  (If you’re a Monday student, your first lesson will be on September 11).

Intermediate Elementary and Intermediate Teen classes begin on September 9.
Beginner guitar will start on the following Saturday, September 16.
If you have not yet signed up for classes, please speak to Miss Anna ASAP, or head over to the New Student Sign Up page if you are, in fact, a new student.

Payment for lessons will now be done on a monthly basis.  You can pay in person or through My Music Staff (if you don’t have a login or forgot it, please speak to Miss Anna).  There will be a late fee assessed of $10 if you have not paid by the 1st of the following month.

Stay tuned for details on our back to school event!

Our fundraiser raised $1100!  We are excited because a big hurdle of leasing any kind of space is the initial security deposit.  Once we can get over that, we’ll be able to slowly start the process of making it our own as the school year progresses – renovations, if necessary, instruments and musical accessories, furniture and other supplies.  So thank you to everyone that donated, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.  And stay tuned to watch our progress!

See you all very soon, friends!