We added online lessons to what we offer eight years ago. Now that music lessons around the world are entirely online, you can study with the school that has been doing it longest.

Read about the Owners of the Olive Tree Music Academy in the March 2019 issue of

“Neighbors of Andover”:

About Us

We offer private music lessons on most instruments, not limited to but including piano, guitar, bass, violin, viola, cello, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, mandolin, voice, and more. We also teach principles of music in composition, conducting, and music theory classes. We’re constantly adding more as the demand increases so if you don’t see the instrument you want to study please contact us and we may have a teacher for you!
Please call us to schedule a half price trial lesson at 973-786-1655 and/or click “View Schedule” below to see right now what time slots are available for your instrument of interest in a location near you.

Try before you buy

First you start by taking a half price trial lesson, one-on-one with one of our teachers. Once you’re feeling good about committing to weekly lessons we’ll find a weekly time slot that works and get you started on monthly tuition payments.

Any contracts or commitments?

No! The only thing you commit to is the month for which you’ve paid for. With notice you are free to cancel at any time.

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Private Lesson Times

Music lessons at the Olive Tree Music Academy are available between 9am-9pm Monday-Saturday by appointment. However, different instruments are only offered during certain days of the week. We will do our absolute best to give you a lesson time that works best for your busy schedule.

Summer Lessons Too!

We are making just as much music over the summer as we are the rest of the year. The exception is that our scheduling and tuition policies are significantly more flexible around your summer activities.

Schedule your trial lesson

Please call 973-786-1655 to find out times and days available for your specific instrument, and/or click on “View Schedule” below.

How Young?

We start private music instruction for children as young as age 3.5, which is hard to find elsewhere. Violinists may enroll in the Suzuki Violin program starting at age 3.5, piano starting around age 5, most other instruments between 5-9 years old depending on how well the instrument modifies to their body size.

How Old?

Adult students also love us, and we love adult students! It really is never too late. We have so many adult students, beginners and experienced alike, that we have recitals for adult students only twice a year.

The reward – Our Favorite Part

Recitals! The Olive Tree Music Tree is excited to host recitals about twice a year. Music lessons should always be preparing for a performance. Recitals are a really important part of a music education and lessons are incomplete without it. Music is meant to be shared!

Far beyond the recital…

The impact of an education in music has been proven time and time again to be far beyond what can be measured. For instance, 66% of music majors who apply to medical school are admitted – the highest percentage of any group – surpassing even pre-med and science. Music brings together all the primary school disciplines (ie. math, art, language, science, etc.) and it does so in a deeply meaningful way. Besides its just a lot of fun and it feels great when you can pick up an object and make it sing, or be able to sing well yourself!

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Our Teachers

Our number one priority in finding the right teachers to hire is that they have really fabulous, likable, positive personalities that shine with pride and joy in what they have to offer to their students and the world of music. We also work hard to make sure we treat these teachers well because they’re so unique in what they do we consider them irreplaceable, and we anticipate that you will feel the same.

Teacher Credentials

We’re so proud of this. Not only are our teachers very wonderful likable people, but they’re also very experienced and very well educated. Most of our teachers have masters degrees in music and all have bachelor’s degrees in music and graduated with high recognition.

When you’re comparing different locations to take private music lessons, please ask about education. There are no standards for who can teach music lessons and not all teachers out there are degreed. It is important that you or your child’s teacher is a master at the craft at which they teach.

Our teachers come with at least ten years of teaching experience and are established performers, performing regularly throughout the NJ/NY region. Really and truly, our greatest pride comes from the great teachers we have teaching in our school.