Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin Lessons

Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts

93A South Livingston Avenue,
Livingston, NJ

We offer instruction in Acoustic and Electric Guitar and Bass, as well as Banjo, Mandolin and Ukelele - in PrivatePartner and Small Group format.

Different students require different teaching approaches. Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation when they have a partner. Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual one on one lesson. Once a student is more advanced it will be necessary to take private lessons to master the advanced techniques of an instrument with individual attention. Partner and group lessons are only given if students ages and levels are compatible, on teacher's discretion. We recommend to start guitar at age 7 or later.

Students who mastered the basics and show interest in performing, have opportunities to play in various auditions, competitions and concerts, beyond the Do-Re-Mi in-school recitals.

Out-of-school Auditions, Public Recitals and RCM and ABRSM exams

Our students participate in auditions, competitions and NYC recitals by Piano Teachers Society of America, Music Educators Association, Golden Key Festival, MusikFest, American Fine Arts Festival. It's completely optional - discuss this with your teacher.

For an adequate prepartion time  that includes a choice of repertory and solid technical foundation, the teacher has to be notified not less than 6 months ahead before the audition date.

To prepare for out-of-school auditions, competitions and recitals, the students are required to sign up for 60-min weekly or twice a week 30-min lessons ; for ages 5-7 required minimum time is 45-min a week, but two 30-min lessons a week are recommended. Students who attend 30-min. once a week do not have sufficient time to get ready for this kind of performances.


Since RCM and ABRSM exams include theory, ear-training and technique, minimum 60 min. a week (or 30-min twice a week) is required to get ready for these exams.