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A New Paradigm in Music Education


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A New Paradigm in Music Education



A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT APPROACH


These days, kids are practically born with an iPad in their hands. The goal of So.i.Heard House of Music is to teach students music in their own tech-savvy language, and to provide guided and tracked private music lessons in a fun environment that’s more like a music college. Students learn how to play an instrument, read, write, and record music, all within a fun, safe, and high-tech environment built for K-12. We teach piano lessons, keyboard lessons, drum lessons, percussion lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, songwriting lessons, brass lessons, violin lessons, and more, in our Millburn-Short Hills, NJ studio. In addition to the Millburn-Short Hills area, we serve Maplewood, South Orange, Westfield, Livingston, Summit, Parsippany, and beyond. Book a consultation, or click here to learn more.


THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE FOR A K-12 STUDENT TO LEARN MUSIC.

BOOK A FREE PRIVATE CONSULTATION TODAY, WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

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The So.i.Heard Method


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The So.i.Heard Method



PRIVATE INSTRUCTION PROGRAM


All So.i.Heard students are enrolled in weekly private lessons with a consistent instructor. Since every student learns at a different pace, our facility operates according to the Kodaly Method for Music Education which takes into account differences in the ways and rates at which children learn.

All students follow a basic level system on their path through So.i.Heard, while learning at their own pace and in the way they learn best as determined by their instructor. The levels are completely independent of age and are based on individual student preferences and abilities.

Production students must have completed at least Level 2 on Keyboard to enter the production path. While production students may want to jump right into making songs, in order to write music it is necessary to have at least a basic foundation of instrumental and musical knowledge before becoming a producer.


So.i.heard STUDENTS CAN CONTINUE THEIR PURSUIT OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE INDEFINITELY.

 THERE IS NO LIMIT AT SO.I.HEARD.


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What Sets So.i.Heard Apart?


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What Sets So.i.Heard Apart?



A PROGRAM BUILT WITH OUR STUDENTS IN MIND


High-tech approach

Students learn with the help of modern teaching tools and recording software.

QUALIFIED, FUN INSTRUCTORS

All of our instructors have college degrees in music, and many of them are multi-instrumentalists. All instructors are currently active musicians with an intense passion for teaching and have a keen ability to connect with K-12 students.

Guided and Tracked Progress

All students receive weekly assignment sheets, as well as multiple progress reports during their time at So.i.Heard.

Lab Time

All enrolled students are able to book lab and practice time in our lesson rooms. Qualified Production students may book lab time in our professional recording studio to work on their assignments and record their projects.


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Our Team


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Our Team



SEAN KILLARY

OWNER

Education

Berklee College of Music

 Specialty

Guitar, Production

Influences

Foo Fighters
Kimbra
Circa Survive
T.R.E.O.S
Brand New


MAX FISHKIN

TEACHER

Education

Rutgers University

Specialty

Guitar, Piano, Brass

Influences

The Beatles
Miles Davis
George Gershwin
Radiohead
Ahmad Jamal


BROOKE SLEMMER

TEACHER

Education

Berklee College of Music

Specialty

Voice, Piano, Music Therapy

Influences

Tracy Chapman
Michael Jackson
Coldplay
Fiona Apple
Lianne La Havas


SAM MORGAN

OWNER
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Education

Berklee College of Music

 Specialty

Guitar, Piano

Influences

Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Underoath
John Mayer
Brand New


SAL MONTALVO

TEACHER

Education

Kean University

Specialty

Piano, Guitar, Strings

Influences

Paul McCartney
L.V. Beethoven
Billy Joel
Eric Clapton
Bill Evans


CHARLIE BLOOM

TEACHER

Education

Berklee College of Music

Specialty

Guitar

Influences

Radiohead
Bela Fleck
Jimi Hendrix
Jack White
Claude Debussy


ERIN RITTWEGER

GENERAL MANAGER

Education

NJIT

Specialty

Running The Studio

Influences

Radiohead
Animal Collective
Local Natives
Pink Floyd
MGMT


GABE MARR

TEACHER
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Education

Berklee College of Music

Specialty

Drums, Guitar, Piano

Influences

Robert Glasper
Squarepusher
Steely Dan
Mark Guilana
Thelonious Monk


TONY MOWATT

TEACHER

Education

Kean University

Specialty

Piano, Guitar, Voice

Influences

Elton John
Stephen Sondheim
Mozart
Pink Floyd
Frank Sinatra


GEOFF MUTCHNIK

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
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Education

Berklee College of Music

 Specialty

Guitar, Production

Influences

Bon Iver
Death Cab for Cutie
Mew
Sufjan Stevens
Copeland


KARA CUADRA

TEACHER

Education

Montclair State University

Specialty

Woodwinds, Piano, Voice

Influences

Ian Clarke
Claude Debussy
J.S Bach
Eric Whitacre
Frank Ticheli


MIGUEL MORALES

TEACHER

Education

Montclair State University

Specialty

Guitar, Bass, Piano

Influences

Pierce the Vail
Paramore
Jason Mraz
Charles Mingus
Astor Piazaolla


ELLIE KAHN

TEACHER

Education

Rutgers University / AMDA

Specialty

Woodwinds, Voice, Piano

Influences

Benny Goodman
Luther Vandross
Queen
Tito Nieves
Billy Joel


FABIEN OMOBONO

TEACHER

Education

The Collective School of Music (Italy)

Specialty

Drums, Piano, Guitar

Influences

Toto
Tommy Igoe
Deep Purple
Simon & Garfunkel
Nirvana


KIM LOVEJOY

TEACHER

Education

Kutztown University

Specialty

Voice, Brass

Influences

Doc Severinson
Chris Botti
Bill Withers
Ella Fitzgerald
Adele


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Book a Free Consultation


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Book a Free Consultation


The best way to learn more about our program is to come down to our studio for a free tour and consultation!  We're happy to answer any questions you may have!

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