Since 2011 we have helped hundreds of students begin and continue on their musical journey. At Modern Day Music (MDM) we want you to play the music you love, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice.  Finding a reliable music teacher that will teach you what you want to learn, the way you learn best, can be difficult. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the Capital Region!

Students at MDM encompass a broad range of styles from Theater to Pop and Jazz to Heavy Metal. Our team consists of trained and experienced music coaches, capable of teaching all ages, levels and styles. In 2016 we built a brand new facility to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible experience.

While you're researching the best school for you, consider the many benefits listed below of becoming a Modern Day Music student and find out why we are the Capital Region’s best choice for music lessons!

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15 Benefits of Becoming a

Modern Day Music Student:

1. The greatest teachers around!

We painstakingly handpick our teachers so our students can have the right personality and the right teaching style that works for them.  Our teachers have many years of performance and training in music.  Some have toured the country doing theater or playing big rock shows.  Some are in original bands hitting the studio, doing session work and playing out regularly.  All of them are passionate about educating aspiring musicians and most importantly, have a fun, motivating personality that you're sure to love!  No matter what your musical goals are, we want to help you reach them! Our goal is to inspire our students - and that's the best teaching method of all!

2. Lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Bass & Ukulele - in one location.

We offer Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Piano and Keyboard, Voice for Rock, Pop, Theater, Gospel and more… Drum Set, Bass & Ukulele!  We offer most popular instruments in a new, high quality, convenient environment. We welcome all students from beginners to advanced - no matter what your age!

3. No set curriculum.  Everything we teach is tailored to YOU!

At Modern Day Music we never force you to learn something that you don't want to learn.  We teach you using songs and the style of music you want to play. We create a comfortable and fun environment for our students by focusing on what is important to you.  Want to learn how to read music? We’ve got you.  Just want to learn to play songs you like?  No problem!  We will assess the best way you learn, as everyone is different, and tailor your education to you specifically.

4. First Lesson is Free!

We are so confident that you will absolutely love your experience here at MDM, we offer  a complimentary first lesson for all new students. No paperwork, no commitment, just name, email, phone number, and instrument of choice and we will set you up with a lesson to try us out, FOR FREE! ‍‍

5. We have an awesome Band Program!

Our band program, Rock School 101, is the perfect supplement to taking private lessons.  What can be more fun than jamming with friends and working towards a live performance at a real club!  Every 3 months we hold auditions and form new bands of kids with similar ages (from 8 to 18), styles and abilities. Some bands become so tight with each other, they ask to stay in the same band for each new session!  This is what it’s all about… showing off your hard work in front of a great crowd! (Truth be told, our Rock School band shows have bigger crowds than many of the professional bands that gig on Friday and Saturday nights!)

It is easy to take the next step. Lessons are First Come, First Serve...

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6. A comfortable lobby for parents.

With over 2400 sq. ft. we have a very comfortable lobby to relax and wait for your child to finish their lesson. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, standing in a hallway, or waiting in your car, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lobby with comfortable couches, magazines and free WiFi. We also provide observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. You can also sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

7. Fully stocked lesson rooms.

Our lesson rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, electronic and acoustic drum kits, keyboards, two baby grand pianos, and acoustic treatments. We have spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for premier music lessons!

8. Free, all inclusive music showcases. (not your traditional music recital)

Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it is to have their child participate in a student showcase. Three times per year, many of our students choose to perform in our student showcases. We hold these locally so you don't have to travel far for a top-notch live performance experience.  This has always been an awesome experience for all!  Unlike other schools, parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these shows.

9. Owner operated small business attention.

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible, 7 days a week. We continually monitor the phones and email to ensure that we are able to assist you when you call or email us! We even have a dedicated TEXTING line for your convenience! We typically respond to emails, texts and voicemails within a few hours. Most music lesson providers do not provide this type of personal attention.  Excellent customer service sets us apart!

10. Special discounted pricing on musical equipment!

Having been in the music business for over 25 years we have cultivated relationships with music equipment vendors. We will guide you in purchasing any type of musical equipment you desire and help you make the right choices. Using these connections we ensure that as a recurring student of MDM, you will get the very best pricing on anything you wish to purchase. We have not had a price beat on a new gear purchase yet!

11. Conveniently located on RT9, Clifton Park.

Our school is centrally located at 1673 RT9 in Clifton Park next to Lowes, directly across from Hoffman Carwash and Spare Time Bowling (Red Robin/Home Depot Intersection).  We are in the Healthplex Fitness building along with North Park Tae Kwon Do, Ortho NY and more… with plenty of dedicated parking.

12. Month to Month lessons - No Contracts to sign - No Registration fees!

We want you to continue to train with us because you feel it is best, not because we locked you into a contract. Unlike other programs, we do not charge a yearly registration fee or require semester minimums for lessons.  You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need 48 hours notice before the 1st of the month. When you enroll you get a time slot that is guaranteed for you for as long as you remain a student.  If at anytime your time slot no longer works, no problem, we will find you a new one!

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13. Makeup Lessons

Have to miss your lesson? Going out of town? Not a problem. Just give us 48 hours notice and a makeup voucher is created and saved to find another time that works for you to make it up!  Unlike some schools who only offer group makeups or frown on missing your time slot, we understand that some flexibility is needed with today’s hectic and crazy schedules.

14. Professional Recording Studio in our school

Modern Day Studios is a full blown professional Pro Tools HDX recording facility with high end outboard gear, microphones and acoustically treated rooms. If your musical journey ever includes the need or desire to record your musical talents, we offer special discounted pricing to you as an MDM student.  At times you may even witness real recording sessions taking place through the giant glass windows while you are in for your lesson.

15. Discounted Gym Membership!

We are located in the Healthplex Fitness building and have worked out a great deal for our recurring students.  All of our students and their immediate families are entitled to discounted gym membership pricing!  Many parents get their workout in while their child is in their lesson or for our adult students it is super convenient to go workout right after their lesson!

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Are We The Right Music School For You?

Custom Music Education!

Sign up today for lessons covering one or all of the following topics:

  • Private Lessons
    • Piano
    • Guitar
    • Ukulele
    • Bass
    • Voice
    • Drums
  • All Genres
    • Classical
    • Jazz
    • Rock
    • Blues
    • R&B
    • Metal
    • Country
    • Hip hop
    • Bluegrass
    • ...and more!
  • Recording
  • Composing
  • Improvisation
  • Playing in a Band
  • Music History
  • Ear Training
  • Music Theory
  • College Prep

1/2 Hour and Hour Sessions Weekly

Participate in one of our specialty programs!

  • Little Rockers
    • Introduction to the world of music for children 3-5yrs old
  • Rock School 101
    • Student bands led by one of our instructors where students get experience playing and interacting with other people.

Don't see what you want to learn on our list? Call us to see if we can accommodate you!

We tailor our teaching to your style of learning. Come in today for a free trial!

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