Message from the director:

Music is fundamental to a well-rounded education. FMI has been providing instrumental music programs to individuals and to schools of all types for more than 40 years. We tailor our program to each community we serve. In today’s diverse societal needs, FMI dedicates itself to providing the highest quality education in every setting. The FMI faculty consists of professional music educators. Our talented staff all have degrees from top music schools. Many of our teachers have Masters Degrees and several have Doctoral Degrees.

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Fundamental Music Instruction is dedicated to ALL students

Fundamental Music Instruction is dedicated to helping beginner and masterful students on their musical instruction journey.  Contact Us anytime, we are more than happy to help students find the instrument that speaks to them so they can begin playing beautiful music. 

I am delighted to:

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  • Reply to Text Messages  – 908-244-4943
  • upon request, I will send a link for a face to face meeting via Zoom

Where words fail, music speaks.

Mr. Ed Kelly, Program Administrator

Learn to Play an Instrument with At – School or Online Music Classes

Fundamental Music Instruction offers multiple ways to learn a musical instrument. For example, we offer private online lessons and small group music lessons through the school that a student attends. See our school list and read more about online lessons plus other programs we offer.

Everyone Can Benefit from Music Lessons


We never want people to be unable to learn to play a musical instrument because of money.  Music can benefit everyone! For this reason, we offer group discounts, family plans, and monthly payment options. Find out more about our easy enrollment process!

Our Philosophy

Musicality is first and foremost in our approach. Therefore, students will work to produce a pleasing tone with a sense of timing and style right from the very start. This is why our ensembles are also based on the musicality first approach. Above all, FMI performances are known for their tone quality, tuning, musical balance, phrasing, and style. With our focus on musicality, it is no wonder that our Award-winning Honor Band has achieved 27 outstanding and superior ratings at music festivals.

We believe the best way to learn music at school is in small groups and we schedule these by compatible age, instrument, and experience. For this reason, we schedule ensemble rehearsals for students who are ready to have this experience. Most importantly, each lesson is tailored for the way the class learns best. For this reason, performances reflect the careful planning we take ensuring every student has the best opportunity to grow and learn.


Students who take music lessons online usually choose private lessons (online small groups can be arranged if you have a friend(s) that want to pair up with you). In this setting, students are able to learn the type of music they are most interested in.  Subsequently, our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture, or the understanding of a particular concept are correct.  As a result, a student who has a particular difficulty in one area can work on it more easily. In addition, a student who is excelling in one area can study music that interests that student. For this reason, we offer 30 minute and 1-hour lessons.

Above all, our program is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities.  Classes are at select schools and even more flexible scheduling with Online music lessons.