Welcome to Areté Music Academy

Located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Arete Music Academy currently has nearly 300 talented students enrolled from nearby neighborhoods including Fort Lee, Edgewater, Tenafly, and Palisades Park.

Founded and organized by Juilliard alumni, Arete Music Academy is committed to providing a high caliber of music education, from elementary through advanced levels, to students of all ages. Our faculty is comprised of experienced and dedicated teaching artists who have received their formal training at prestigious conservatories and universities such as The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music and Columbia University.

With a world-class faculty and specialized curricula, Areté Music Academy strives to offer comprehensive programs to suit individual needs and interests. In addition to private lessons, we also offer early childhood music classes, beginner instrumental group classes, chamber ensemble, vocal ensemble, summer program, and seminars for adults, as well as faculty and student concerts throughout the year.


Our mission is to enrich each individual by developing their innate musicality and creativity through a high standard of music education and to inspire success so that each student may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, or global citizens.


To achieve our mission, the Areté Music Academy strives to:

  • Foster musicianship and the development of self-esteem, discipline, teamwork and the value of respect through private and group instructions, as well as performance opportunities and community services.

  • Provide a nurturing educational environment, with state of the art facilities, that allows the artistic, intellectual, and personal growth of students of all ages and levels.

  • Promote lifelong involvement in music and the arts by preparing each student with a solid foundation in music.

  • Employ an exceptional faculty comprised of experienced and dedicated artists and educators who have studied and/or taught at prestigious conservatories and universities.

Areté Music Academy is located at 120 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. For more information please contact the main office at (201) 205-1121 or email Info@areteacademy.org.