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THE NEW PARADIGM IN MUSIC EDUCATION


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THE 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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PRIVATE LESSONS


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PRIVATE LESSONS



ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION


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 of our lessons utilize technology and recording software as a means of motivating students to practice at home.  Students learn traditional theory and techniques, and are given the chance to record their hard work once a piece is practiced up to speed. Through this method we've seen a dramatic increase in the motivation levels of our students.

We are also one of the only facilities in the country to teach real music production to the K-12 age group.  Production students must have at least 2 years of experience on any instrument.


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

 THERE IS NO LIMIT AT SO.I.HEARD.


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GROUP CLASSES


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GROUP CLASSES



A PERFECT SUPPLIMENT FOR YOUR PRIVATE LESSONS


Music is a social artform.  All musicians must eventually experience group interaction within their education.   At So.i.Heard, we provide a group class schedule for our private lesson students that allows them to explore their interests across a number of different musical subjects.  


MUSIC THEORY

Music Theory classes at So.i.Heard are designed to be direct supplements to our private lesson program.  The classes focus on the general principles of music theory that are relevant to all instruments.  Class sections are divided by age group and curriculum level.  LEARN MORE

SONGWRITING

Songwriting classes at So.i.Heard are designed to help our students learn the art of songwriting through our technological approach.  Students will learn the basic elements of songwriting theory before utilizing recording software to help contextualize the concepts they've learned.  LEARN MORE

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Production classes at So.i.Heard are designed to teach students the art of music production through hands on training with the recording software. Students will start by learning the basics of the software, and eventually will get a chance to to run their own recording session.  LEARN MORE

ENSEMBLES

Ensemble classes at So.i.Heard bring our students together in a band setting.  Ensembles focus on the essential elements of group performance such as group dynamics, listening skills, and volume control.  Students will focus on these concepts through performance of popular tunes.  LEARN MORE


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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

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

ERIN RITTWEGER

GENERAL MANAGER

Education

NJIT

Specialty

Running The Studio

Influences

Radiohead
Animal Collective
Local Natives
Pink Floyd
Arcade Fire


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

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


ELLIE KAHN

TEACHER

Education

Rutgers University / AMDA

Specialty

Woodwinds, Voice, Piano

Influences

Benny Goodman
Luther Vandross
Queen
Tito Nieves
Billy Joel


FABIAN OMOBONO

TEACHER

Education

The Collective School of Music (Italy)

Specialty

Drums, Piano, Guitar

Influences

Toto
Tommy Igoe
Deep Purple
Simon & Garfunkel
Nirvana


MIGUEL MORALES

TEACHER

Education

Montclair State University

Specialty

Guitar, Bass, Piano

Influences

Pierce the Vail
Paramore
Jason Mraz
Charles Mingus
Astor Piazaolla


BROOKE SLEMMER

TEACHER

TONY MOWATT

TEACHER

Education

Kean University

Specialty

Piano, Guitar, Voice

Influences

Elton John
Stephen Sondheim
Mozart
Pink Floyd
Frank Sinatra

Education

Berklee College of Music

Specialty

Voice, Piano, Music Therapy

Influences

Tracy Chapman
Michael Jackson
Coldplay
Fiona Apple
Lianne La Havas

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BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION


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BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION


In order to enroll, come down to our studio for a free tour and consultation!  While you can enroll over the phone, we highly recommend visiting the studio in person so one of our program directors can match your student with a teacher that is best suited for their needs.

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