the newsdesk looks at the first step of an exciting operation…
On Saturday, March 2nd, the Lakehouse Music Academy will open its doors to the Jersey Shore.
This is great for those living in the region who are looking to learn the art of music, but the true significance of this open house event is that it marks the opening of one of Asbury Park’s most important cultural and artistic centers in recent memory.
The Lakehouse, located at 619 Lake Avenue, overlooking the Wesley Lake in downtown Asbury Park will become the hub for the creative minded in the legendary city-by-the-sea. The building will house: Russo Music (the city’s go-to music shop), Lakehouse Recording Studios (a massive, state-of-the-art new recording studio owned by touring musician Jon Leidersdorff), Lakehouse Rehearsal, CoWerks (a creative office space and business development company), Bands on a Budget (a premiere music merch shop), Holtz Video and Photography and Mumford’s Cafe.
In short, this is going to a be a cultural hub, a building where musicians and artists and creatives can conduct business, where budding musicians can learn their craft, where bands can come together to record and practice and where they can get all the gear and merch they need.
For more on the opening and performances read the following press release…
ASBURY PARK, NJ: On March 2nd 2013, the Lakehouse Music Academy will open its doors welcoming new students to their state-of-the- art music performance school.
The LHMA is a progressive music school providing relevant, real life music education for its students. At LHMA students are given the opportunity to make music in a fun and exciting way; as part of a group in a song/composition based learning method. Students also receive the valuable benefits that come from private music lessons. The staff at LHMA are seasoned professionals: educated instructors, experienced musicians and performers, songwriters and studio engineers.
“It’s an honor to be part of this new progressive music school. It will always be a positive and encouraging place for musicians of all levels, and all ages. Many different types of music professionals will be present at our facilities and we look forward to seeing the opportunities and magic created between everyone at the Lakehouse building. It’s very exciting that our students will be exposed to the remarkable talent that will come through our doors,” said Albie Monterrosa, LHMA Music Director.
The LHMA gives lessons in all styles of music for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Brass, Strings, Winds and more. There is a pre-school music program with 4 different age groups called “The Kiddie Cadets” for students 6 months to 6 years old. The LHMA offers an adult group performance program called “Night Sessions,” as well as Spanish speaking jam session “El Bacilon.”
In addition, LHMA has two special needs music classes. “Beyond the Music,” is for both children and adults.
Open houses will be held:
Saturday, March 2, 2013 12p – 10p
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4p-8p
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12p-5p
Early enrollment discounts will be available at the open house.
Call 732-455-5462(LHMA) for more information or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online at:
This Saturday March 2rd 12-5pm and 6-10pm the line up of clinics and workshops is as follows:
Preschool music participation class for ages 6mths to 6yrs. Parents bring your kiddies and join the fun as Juan O’Grady demonstrates our Parent & Me groups. Juan has just returned from the West coast where he ran numerous group lessons and gave private lessons to many different Los Angeles Celebrity families.
Get Started – Experience the flavor of the LHMA group lesson. Get up on stage and play in a group instantly. Opened to all level of musician. Led by Albie Monterrosa (LHMA Music Director and Asbury Park musician, singer/songwriter and front man of the band deSoL).
The Art of Producing and Programming- Producer, Musician, Composer and Flo Rida Musical director Dominic Durham builds a track from scratch and from the ground up. Experience this amazing process.
Quincy Mumford performs an acoustic set.
Fun with guitar pedals and effects- Master your sound. Strap on a guitar and participate in this fun sound workshop. Guided by Jimmy Farkas (borialis, Joss Stone, deSoL, Diane Birch, Sarah Hudson/UltraViolet Sound, Brandi Carlile, Lucy Woodward, Jonas Brothers)
Drum and Percussion Jam- Grab a drums or sit behind the kit and put together a rhythm from world to rock. Kevin Grossman (Karmic Juggernaut) will be the master of ceremonies at this workshop.
There will be lesson giveaways and a guitar giveaway. We will stay opened late for Asbury Park first night from 6-10pm with wine and food.