BASS GUITAR LESSONS

Instructor Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a professional bassist, guitarist, teacher, and clinician who has taught over 25,000 lessons. He has been an instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp for the last seven years where he taught along side bass masters like Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, and Oteil Burbridge. Rob won the WMMR Building the Band contest in 2012 and had the opportunity to share the stage with bands like Godsmack, Shinedown, and Slash. He was previously named Philadelphia’s best rock bassist by Origivation magazine. Rob Smith is also an author who wrote the Bass Tapping book and continues to  working on a series of method books for bass. He is currently performing and recording with Dave Weiner, Rob Balducci, Minor Arcana and Zeroesque.

MUSIC LESSONS

We offer private music lessons on Guitar, Drums, Piano, Bass Guitar, Violin, Cello, and Ukulele. Our lesson program is designed to inspire students of all ages and skill levels by matching an appropriate curriculum to each student's specific needs and goals. We offer a positive, clean, fun, and professional learning environment.

VIOLIN CELLO VIOLA LESSONS

Instructor Doug Neder

Doug Neder received his Master’s in Music Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He has played professionally as a pianist for Carnival Cruise Lines, and continues to play out with original and cover bands throughout the Philadelphia area.  Currently, Doug is the head of the Vineland School District’s String Ensemble Program, covering grades 6-12.  Doug has studied jazz piano with notable teachers including George Genna, Tom Lawton, Gary Moran, and Barry Harris.  Private lessons are available for piano, guitar, violin, cello, viola, and upright/electric bass.

GUITAR LESSONS

Instructor Merritt Gant

Merritt Gant is the founder of our lesson program. He started playing guitar at the age of 7 years old. Gant has studied privately for over 10 years from some of the area's top guitar instructors. He also has an extensive music theory background. Some of Gant's most notable achievements on guitar have been playing lead  guitar for Atlantic recording artist Overkill for 5 years. He has also played on countless recordings for others, is the band director at Ramoth Church, and a professor at Cumberland County College where he teaches Audio Engineering.

DRUM LESSONS

Instructor Bob Gant

Bob Gant has been giving private drum lessons for over 7 years, teaching over 4,000 lessons. His expertise ranges from beginner to intermediate all the way up to advanced theory and sight reading. Bob uses a unique teaching style that attracts both younger and older students. He has been playing drums professionally  for over 35 years. Bob Gant is also a session drummer that has played live and on recording for over 270 bands. He has played with and backed many nationally well known professional artists.

DRUM LESSONS

Instructor Paul Kroeger

Paul Kroeger has been playing drums professionally for over 40 years. He played and sang throughout the tri-state area, including 15 years with "The Rage Band", the house band at The Springfield Inn in Sea isle City, NJ as well as many casinos and concert venues. Paul has studied under Carl Mattola in Philadelphia, one of the top players and teachers on the east coast, and with Daryl Brown who has toured with Weather Report and George Duke, among others. Paul has been teaching students of all ages  to play and read many different styles of music for 20 years in the local area. He is still out playing actively with a number of bands locally. Type Paul Kroeger`s name along with "drums"  in Youtube search to watch a few video performances.

GUITAR LESSONS

Instructor Devon Marek

Devon Marek has been giving private guitar and bass lessons for over 7 years. Devon has a vast knowledge of music theory and has studied under some of the area's top instructors.  Devon's fret board wizardry is ever expanding, ranging from classical instruction to progressive metal and rock. His unique teaching style and upbeat personality has landed him a very loyal following of students who progress at a rapid rate.

PIANO LESSONS

Instructor Brittany Rescinito

Brittany Rescinito earned her Associate's degree in Music from Rowan College at Gloucester County and is currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry from Rowan University.  She has participated in her school's choir and music society club. Brittany is also well versed in audio engineering & sound design utilizing  Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and other multimedia design platforms.  She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Sigma honor societies. 

PIANO LESSONS

Instructor Doug Neder

Doug Neder received his Master’s in Music Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He has played professionally as a pianist for Carnival Cruise Lines, and continues to play out with original and cover bands throughout the Philadelphia area.  Currently, Doug is the head of the Vineland School District’s String Ensemble Program, covering grades 6-12.  Doug has studied jazz piano with notable teachers including George Genna, Tom Lawton, Gary Moran, and Barry Harris.  Private lessons are available for piano, guitar, violin, cello, viola, and upright/electric bass.

LESSON POLICY

Tuition

  • Lessons are  billed on a monthly basis of $80.00 per month.
  • Tuition is due on the first lesson of each month.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes long at a scheduled time every week. You will have a private instructor selected to match your learning needs.
  • If tuition is not paid by the 2nd lesson of the month we reserve the right to remove the student from the schedule without notice.

Student Absences

  • We DO NOT offer credit or refunds for missed lessons.
  • We DO NOT offer makeup lessons for student absences.
  • If you must cancel a lesson, we still ask that you call us to secure your spot in the schedule for the following week.

Teacher Absences

  • If a teacher is unavailable for a specific lesson, we will notify you. At our discretion we will either offer a makeup time spot or a credit to your account for that lesson.

Inclement Weather

  • Inclement weather will be determined by the Millville Public School system. If they close school due to snow, we will, at our discretion offer a makeup time spot or a credit to your account for that lesson.
  • Delayed school openings do not count for cancellations.

Discontinue lessons

  • If you decide to be removed from our lesson schedule, please notify us as soon as possible. We do not offer credit or refunds for partial months or any untaken lessons.