“We believe that everyone, from toddlers to adults, can enrich their lives through music and the pure joy of dance” – Melody Stevens, Owner

Welcome to Academy of Music and Dance! This is our 25th year in the community!  If you’re looking for music lessons (guitar, piano, voice, etc.) or dance classes (hip hop, ballet and contemporary) near East Brunswick, Monroe, Old Bridge, or Spotswood, NJ you’ve come to the right place. Our college educated music teachers and dance instructors at Academy of Music and Dance have trained thousands of students from Middlesex County, NJ since 1992.

Located on Main Street in Spotswood, NJ, we specialize in early childhood piano classes and ballet, children’s music lessons and dance classes, rock bands, musical theater, music lessons and private dance lessons for teens, and custom private music and dance lessons for adults. We offer instruction on virtually all instruments including piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, flute, saxophone, cello, bass, ukulele, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and more. We offer hip-hop, ballet and contemporary dance classes for all ages.

We welcome students of all levels of ability and talent; from beginners to advanced. We also welcome students with autism and other special needs. Lessons and classes are offered weekday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Parents love saving time in their busy week coordinating lessons on multiple instruments and dance classes for all family members at the same time.

We invite you to come visit our spacious, clean, and comfortable facility.  piano

Private Lessons are available all year round – so sign up anytime!

Group Lessons including all dance classes, Little Mozarts, and Magic Black Box Theater Players enroll by semester.  Enroll now for Winter/Spring beginning February 12, 2017. 

Call our helpful staff at 732-251-3050 to find out more about our programs or email academyofmusicnj@gmail.com.  You may also fill out out contact form.



Serving the communities of Spotswood, East Brunswick and Monroe Township, NJ for 25 years!
Serving the communities of Spotswood, East Brunswick and Monroe Township, NJ for 25 years!

Whether you’re a beginner, picking up where you last left off or just dusting off cobwebs, the Academy of Music and Dance offers private music and dance lessons, including:

  • Guitar/Bass/Violin/Viola/Cello (Acoustic and Electric)
  • Flute/Saxophone/Trombone/French Horn
  • Vocals/Voice
  • Piano/Keyboards
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop
  • And MORE!

preschool ballet classes


Mr. Quintin is inspirational with our young dancers.
Mr. Quintin is inspirational with our young dancers.


Established in 1992 in East Brunswick, NJ, as the Music Factory Learning Center, we began as a small community music school on the second floor above a deli, teaching private music lessons. In 2005, we expanded into a brand new shopping center in Spotswood, NJ, changed our name to Academy of Music on Main Street, as well as added ensembles and an early childhood music program. By 2008, we had grown to over 600 students. In 2014 we added dance classes and music therapy programs to better address the needs of our community and became the Academy of Music and Dance. We are excited to begin our 25th year of sharing the arts in Middlesex County, NJ.

Located in Spotswood, NJ, serving the Middlesex County area, including Monroe Township, Old Bridge, Helmetta, Freehold, East Brunswick and Jamesburg.

Schedule a personal tour today!

Business Hours:

Monday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Call: (732) 251-3050 | Email:  AcademyOfMusicNJ@gmail.com

Academy of Music and Dance