FMI is excited to have many amazing music teachers working with our students!  We now offer online music lessons in addition to the traditional program at select schools. Our incredible faculty is ready to teach kids all over the country!

Learn more about all of our instructors (About our Teachers). FMI offers a free music lesson to help get you started! Visit us to sign up for your free music lesson and start your musical journey. 


Introducing Mr. Brendan Stavris

Mr. Brendan Stavris joined our faculty almost ten years ago. He started with FMI after finishing a master’s in music education at the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, Mr. Stavris taught both general music and band classes at several private schools. 

Mr. Stavris has performed extensively as a musician on many instruments. He decided to leave Connecticut so he could enter the Music Education Doctoral Program at Rutgers University. Mr. Stavris has finished his course work and is now focusing on his dissertation. His focus at Rutgers includes researching and developing new teaching techniques. We have been fortunate because Mr. Stavris has shared these new skills with Fundamental Music Instruction. He is a Band Teacher, woodwind specialist, piano and guitar teacher, and teaches general. He also works with our online music lessons program! 

Research and Development

Mr. Stavris is doing research on new and innovative methods of making music education accessible to every learning style. He is continually improving and reflecting upon his teaching methods to help students reach their utmost potential. He enjoys incorporating many different music styles into his teaching and brings experience as a performer in several different musical settings, including classical, jazz, rock, and pop.

Fundamental Music Instruction continues to benefit from the many new ideas he has shared with us. These include music improvisation at all levels, music technology from early ages. Plus, he is using new and innovative communication techniques that students respond to in extremely positive ways. Through all this, Mr. Stavris continues to perform in many settings and on many instruments. Once his dissertation is complete, Dr. Stavris will likely teach on the college level. He will also continue to share his talents with new students, with Fundamental Music Instruction and his online music classes.

If you are interested in online music lessons and learning to play a musical instrument from one of our talented and experienced instructors, please visit us (Trial Lessons) to learn more about scheduling your next online music lesson!

Fundamental Music Instruction is Thrilled About Our Amazingly Talented Online Music Lesson Teachers 

Fundamental Music Instruction online lessons have countless rewards and benefits. We encourage you to choose a beautiful instrument that speaks to you and begin to learn how to play it. Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], call us at 908-244-4943, or sign up for a free online music lesson (Trial Lesson)! We can’t wait to fill your world with music because, without music, our minds would be quiet.