Private Lesson Program

MMA is committed to providing consistent, quality music instruction to all interested young artists by keeping the studio open for private and group lessons year-round. Private lessons are 30 minutes each week; 60 minutes upon request.

Group Lesson Program

  • MMA features music and vocal group lessons throughout the year in the form of ensembles, bands, and competition teams.
  • Participation is subject to teacher approval.
  • Group lessons are 60 mins.


  • All lessons are based off a yearly tuition divided into 12 monthly payments.
  • All lessons at MMA are paid monthly. Tuition is due on the first business day of each month. There is a 7 day grace period before a $15.00 late fee is charged.
  • MMA requires a credit card on file. All families are opted into our auto-pay system. Auto-pay is strongly encouraged in order to avoid late fee accrual.
  • If a student takes a lesson before payment has been made, the credit card on file will be charged.
  • MMA does not accept American Express.
  • There is a one-time registration fee of $25.00 due upon enrollment.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • Each MMA student will receive one absence per month. As always, twenty-four hour notice is required.
  • MMA will contact you with two in-studio makeup date options. If neither date works for you and your student, MMA will offer a virtual lesson. If a virtual lesson can not be arranged, the make-up lesson will be forfeited.
  • If you cancel due to COVID symptoms, please provide a negative test result prior to returning to the studio.
  • Same day cancellations and no-shows will not be given a makeup lesson regardless of reason.  No exceptions.
  • Private lesson students are allowed no more than one absence a month.  Additional absences will not be makeup eligible.
  • Should a faculty member cancel a lesson, you are guaranteed a makeup or a credit for that missed lesson.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the front desk staff. Contact the MMA front desk at 732.223.2121 or email to cancel a lesson.  Be sure to leave a message when calling outside business hours; the date and time of the call will be recorded and taken into consideration.

Lesson Reschedule Policy

  • MMA’s front desk staff will contact parents to schedule makeup lessons for eligible students.
  • As a courtesy makeup lessons are scheduled and are an extension to a regular lesson or on a different day.
  • Makeup lessons expire 30 days from date of absence. 
  • In the case of Group Lessons, with 24 hours notice, a student may attend another class of the same level/age group if available.  No refunds, credits or makeup lessons will be given for missed group classes.
  • We cannot guarantee the same instructor for makeup lessons.

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Policy

  • MMA requires 30 days notice via email prior to withdrawal or leave of absence.
  • Lessons at MMA continue year round including throughout the summer months.  Failure to inform MMA of withdrawal or leave of absence may result in you being charged for a month you do not plan to attend.
  • We must be informed prior to the upcoming billing cycle to ensure we can adjust our schedule and enroll new students accordingly.

Inclement Weather Closings

  • MMA does not necessarily close for inclement weather when area schools do.
  • If in doubt, call MMA no more than one hour prior to a lesson for a message on opening status.
  • If the studio must close due to inclement weather or emergency, makeup lessons will be arranged.
  • Closing information will be emailed/texted and posted on social media.
  • No refunds will be made.


Upon receipt of tuition payment, parents or legal guardians agree that Manasquan Music Academy shall in no manner be liable for accident, injury, loss, theft, or damage which may be sustained on the premises in conjunction with any MMA-related activity or function.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Manasquan Music Academy does not discriminate based on age, race, color, nationality, ethnic origins, religious beliefs, gender or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.