Modern Day Music

Modern Day Music

4.8 (8)
Best of 2021
14 hires on
14 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

We offer In Person and Live Online Private Lessons! Since 2011 we have helped thousands of students begin and continue on their musical journey. At Modern Day Music (MDM) the First Lesson Is Always FREE, so you know what you are getting before signing up. 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—so you don't have to! Call us at 518-261-1920. We teach In Person and LIVE Online Lessons or a combination of them both!

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. We recently built a brand new facility to ensur‍‍‍e we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible experience or we can teach you from the comfort of your own home!

At Modern Day Music we never force anyone to learn something that they don't want to learn and only teach material that is relevant to the song or style of music they want to play. This method is what sets us apart from other teachers or schools and is the primary reason our students tend to continue ongoing music education with us. We create a comfortable and fun learning environment for our students by teaching them what they want to learn. Utilizing this method there is less pressure on them and they actually want to practice. It is the job of our teachers to make sure that while students learn what they want to learn, they also learn all the collateral theory and technique that goes into being an inte‍‍‍lligent they have the foundation to continue playing their instrument their whole life.‍‍‍

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Clifton Park, NY 12065
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8 Reviews


  • Sushmitha Vuppala

  • Pam Williams

    Tony is patient but adds new items to work on each week. He takes my arthritis and lack of real ability in stride so the lesson is both constructive and positive. Kudos!!!

  • Michael Carroll

    Katie is knowledgeable and patient. Very nice to work with

  • Constance Underwood

    instructor was very patient with my grand daughter who was very shy and timid on the first meeting -- we have our second lesson on Tuesday and my Chloe is looking forward to it -- she practiced this weekend on what she learned already

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We always offer the first lesson free to come and see our facility or if online to meet a coach and try it out.  This way you can get a feel for us and we can get a feel for you to determine the best path to take. If you have a young child who you would like to have begin learning an instrument, contact us and we can help determine if they are ready and if you should make an appointment for their free first lesson. We will help you determine if music lessons are right for them at this time, and we can also help determine a direction they may choose to go if they are going to pursue music at MDM. We have a Little Rockers Program specifically for kids 3 to 5 years old, our Private Coaching is open to kids of all ages but most are 5 and up, and our Rock School 101 band program is available to audition for as well.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

 All of the coaches here at Modern Day Music are accomplished performing musicians. They live for music and have dedicated their lives to it. We are very proud of our talented  team.  Our coaches teach because they love it and you can really tell when you experience a session with one of them. If you really want to play an instrument and enjoy it, it gets no better than the Modern Day Music Coaches.
To be an MDM coach, you need to be able to do a lot more than just play an instrument well. Our coaches don’t just pick some old school book and go through it one page at a time mindlessly. That is not what aspiring musicians want. They want someone to pay close attention to their needs and goals, and to formulate each and every session with those needs and goals specifically in mind.  Ultimately, it is the goal of every instructor to keep all of their students evolving and having fun doing it.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our Private Coaching Sessions are scheduled every 30 minutes.

In Person and LIVE Online Private Lessons Available!

Monthly Tuition is $139 (This includes both 4 or 5 sessions per month depending on the month) $129 for additional instruments or family members.

In Rock School 101 you get:

  • Structured Group Jam Sessions for 1.5 hours each week for 10 weeks
  • At least one Rock School Performance Show at the end of the session

Tuition: $275 for Members, $375 for Non-Members

(Members = being enrolled in our Private Coaching program)

What types of students have you worked with?

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. We recently built a brand new facility to ensur‍‍‍e we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

One of the most important qualities that we look for is personality.  A quality coach needs to be able to:  motivate their students to do their best, inspire their students to continue to grow, and befriend their students to make learning music fun. Our coaches are role models and mentors. They are great people who our students look forward to seeing each week.  In short, our coaches are awesome.  This really makes learning to play an instrument fun and rewarding.
The Facility - In order to evolve as a musician as efficiently as possible it really helps to have a learning environment that is clean, comfortable and inviting. MDM is where comfort meets education. We encourage you to stop in and see for yourself what makes MDM so different from the alternatives.  We are confident you will enjoy your experience.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Well, ask yourself...  Why do you want to play an instrument?  What are your real goals?
We know that people choose to play instruments to have fun and make great music with their instrument.  Music that they themselves think is great. They want to play, perform and feel music. They want it all to be fun, rewarding, and exciting. We want that for them too and MDM is the perfect place to ensure that it happens.  That is what Modern Day Music is all about.  Having as much fun as possible getting the most out of music, while learning to be proficient at your instrument at the same time.  We want our students to continue to play music as a pastime!  For most it isn't about doing music for a career, it is about enjoyment and fun.