1. I schedule my students first lesson with an extra half hour more than customer paid for. I do not want the students or I to be rushed. I want the lesson to be a good experience for the both of us. I learned a long time ago that first lessons are different and needs more time to get the results and experience we should both want. Everything is new for both of us and more time is very valuable.

2. There is no enrollment fee that many studios have; which is usually around $45.00.

I am a little more liberal with make-up lessons because I teach 7 days a week and I am the only teacher. Teachers at other studios may only be at a studio a day or a few days of the week making make-up lessons more difficult. I am also available for more hours of the week.

There is a good chance that you can get an appointment more fitting to your schedule at my studio. That is because I teach 7 days a week.

5. I schedule my students with 15 extra minutes in between lessons.
That way if a student does not understand something or has a last minute question at the end of the lesson, I have the option to give them a little extra time.

I am not a hired teacher coming in just for a pay check. This is my studio and I treat my students like friends and take pride in my work.

I play and have a lot experience on many instruments, and that knowledge can be very helpful to students. Especially if they play other instruments in a school orchestra.

The way I teach works exceptionally well. I teach in a very thorough, organized, comprehensive, and structured way. I teach students how to think, plan, and practice what is taught to cut down on the time it takes to learn and preform each lesson. My students understand and retain what they are taught at a much higher rate than the students that have taken music lessons prior to coming to me.

. I am usually friendlier and have a sense of humor that hopefully make students enjoy their time with me more.

. I am extremely patient as a teacher. I tell my students that I consider us a team and only one of us doing a good job will not produce the productive results we both should want.

Greg Madison is the only teacher and the teacher will not change like they tend to do in other studios. You get stability and consistency in the lessons.

When you call, you will talk to Greg Madison the teacher and not an office worker. He will give you the necessary time to ask you questions and evaluate your situation. Then he will give you the proper information base on what he learned.

Madison Music is just an easier place to set up and take lessons and experience a more personal relationship.

Click here to see some GREAT reasons that people gave for coming here and also their reasons for leaving a prior studio.


1. Playing a musical instrument allows you to express your creative self.

. Playing a musical instrument allows you to enjoy the beautiful sound of the music from an instrument of your choice.

Playing a musical instrument allows you to do something challenging and get the satisfaction of achievement.

Playing a musical instrument allows you to have a hobby that you can do by yourself at anytime you have a spare moment and are looking for something to do.

Playing a musical instrument allows you to do something that makes you feel good and it will also help you to relax.

Playing a musical instrument can put you in a better mood when you feel sad or depressed. Music can take your mind off other problems and put you in a better mood.

Playing a musical instrument stimulates the mind more than watching TV (for one example).

Playing a musical instrument allows you to learn something new and exciting.

Music is limitless and refreshing because of the various ways a song can be played in most styles.

There are many things you can buy to expand your interest and what you can do in music. Some instruments offer more possibilities than others.

Your ability to play music can develop envy and respect from other people who admire your achievements.

Music lessons can be enjoyed by almost anybody from age five on through the very late years in life; barring a serious, permanent mental or physical handicap.

You can play an instrument on good or bad weather days, when you are bored, if your friends are not around and when other forms of entertainment are not appealing to you. You will always have an activity when you are looking for something to do. This urge came over me throughout my life. It was always a relief not to have to do something that was not as rewarding. If you watch sports, your team will loose a good percent of the time. This would leave me feeling disappointed. When I finish playing one of my instruments, I don’t have the feeling of remorse that I would have watching my teams play and loose. Now I only read about how my teams do in the paper, due to getting a higher reward from playing my instruments.

There have been many studies and reports that starting to play a musical instrument at an early age has been shown to improve a student's grades in future years.

There have been several reports showing that older people who play musical instruments and involve themselves in other complex mental activities will delay the onset of diminished mental capacity. One states that watching TV is like putting your brain in neutral and does not challenge your mind.

You can play music at your parties, religious gatherings and holidays. Music can make these affairs a lot more fun.

Music is universal because it is played similarly in most of the world. The main thing that changes is the lyrics which would be written in a different language. Music can be a common bond that can be enjoyed with other musicians who do not even share the same spoken language.

Music can be a lifetime of fun and entertainment, so the sooner you start, the sooner you will enjoy it.

This is my wish for you

Greg Madison



I know that you have a choice of music teachers in the area and I appreciate your consideration. My students are always my number one priority.

Please take a moment to browse through my site to learn more about my studio. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

I teach the Guitar | Bass | Piano | Violin | Trumpet | Flute | Clarinet | Saxophone | Viola | Cello |
| 4 -string Banjo | 5-string Banjo | Mandolin | Harmonica | Ukulele | Drums | Trombone | Flugelhorn | |Cornet | Organ | Accordion | Dulcimer | and others...

The musical styles taught are:
Rock | Blues | Funk | R&B | Rockabilly | Jazz | Classical | Folk | Country | Bluegrass | Reggae | Gospel | Metal | Latin | Brazilian Style | and more... I also train in Theory | Harmony | Improvising | Arranging | Music Transcription | and more...

Lessons Taught 7 Days By Appointment
Home Lessons Available


Hours - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Monday through Thursday are 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. | Friday hours are 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM | Saturday hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. | Sunday hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Absolutely no visits without appointment.


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Do you see the dedication that I put into this website material? This is what you will get from my lessons. I work like no effort on my part is totally good enough for my students.


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Bergenfield, New Jersey