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3352 Highway 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728


1174 Fisher Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753


James Formica

Lessons Instructor

James Formica has been teaching guitar, bass, mandolin and ukulele since 2004. He studied music during college before working as a sideman. He’s performed in nationally touring acts for 20+ years. A local Monmouth county resident he taught at Freehold Music from 2018 until it’s closing in 2024. His lessons are rooted in the fundamentals of music and are catered to the students' musical interests and goals. Some of his favorite styles of music to teach are country, bluegrass, jazz and blues as well as pop/classic rock.

Contact Directly at 615-766-2555

John Spoulos

Lessons Instructor

John Spoulos has taught music for 53 years.  During that time, he has taught some of music’s finest players (Zakke Wylde, Dave Sabo).  In addition, he has taught 2 Grammy Nominee students as well as countless performers.  A student of famed guitarists Christopher Parkening, Andres Segovia, and Lee Ritenhour, John has taught all major styles, including arranging, theory, composition, and songwriting.  While all styles of lessons are taught on the instruments he teaches, he is a strong advocate of teaching to what a student wishes to learn.  The best way to teach is to envelope the style of the student.  In this way, it allows for accomplishment and enjoyment in learning.  The one-on-one sessions are developed to allow the student to receive training in all the styles as well as chord arranging, soloing, and ear training to develop musicianship and style.

Teaching guitar, violin, cello, viola, bass, piano, horns, woodwinds, theory, arranging, songwriting, & music college audition preparedness for college music exams auditions.

Contact Directly at 732-604-6096



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Freehold Location
W.T. Center
3352 Highway 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728

Toms River Location
Fischer Court
1174 Fischer Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753