MILLBURN, NJ – The township’s newest business, So.i.Heard House of Music, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday with Mayor Sandra Haimoff and members of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce welcoming them to the community. Their state-of-the-art music instruction facility is located at 10A East Willow St., across from Shop-Rite.
So.I.Heard House of Music is offering group and individual lessons in music performance, composition and production. Partners Sam Morgan and Sean Killary met at the Berklee College of Music and bring a wealth of experience and talent to the operation.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Millburn community,” Morgan said. As a native of Millburn with a lifelong love of music, Morgan is proud to be teaching in the town where he grew up.
Going beyond teaching instrumental performance makes So.i.Heard House of Music unique. In-depth instruction in music theory, composition and production are not available anywhere else in the area. Students will also use iPads and computers with the latest music software programs to help them learn.
“We want to teach and expose students to a professional recording experience at a young age,” said Killary. Most student will range from kindergarten through 12th grade. They will have full access to the facility’s practice rooms, equipment and professional recording studio at no extra cost. “We think of our students more like members. They don’t just come in for a one-hour lesson and then go home. We don’t think that is enough.” Instructors have open office hours every week, offering students extra help, and the facilities and equipment are always available to students throughout the week. “This is more like a college learning concept,” he said.
“This place is marvelous and exciting. It’s a unique business, with nothing else like it in the area. The atmosphere and décor here are conducive to music learning, and I’m excited to have it here in Millburn Township,” Mayor Haimoff said.
"It's so great to see young people making an investment in the community," said Karol McNulty, Executive Director of teh Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce.
For the summer, So.i.Heard is offering special week-long “camps” called Jumpstart Programs. There will be a Pre-High School session from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and a High School session from 2 to 5 p.m. The group sessions will also be augmented with private lesson time for each student. The workshops offered are: Music Production on Aug. 5-9; Songwriting on Aug.12-16; and Performance on Aug.19-23.
There is also a Grand Opening special being offered now for new students: sign up for one month, and get an extra week free. Learn more at www.soiheardmusic.com .