Schmeeds Music is your one-stop music shop, providing expert advice, a wide selection of quality gear, and a staff of highly skilled instructors to help you reach your musical goals!
Schmeeds Music offers instrument and voice lessons that cater to your musical capabilities and preferences.
Schmeeds Music is owned and operated by Pete and Cindy Schmiedhauser. Pete is a musician with over forty years of music industry and retail experience.
Pete briefly studied bass guitar under Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Joe Satriani) at an early age and went on to play with a variety of tri-state area cover bands such as Matriarch, the Passions, and the Kids in the 1970's and 80's.
Later, Pete became a fixture in the NYC club scene for original music, performing in such noted rooms as CBGB, Lincoln Center, and Trax; he also participated in many recording sessions during the heydey of Atlantic, A&R, Chelsea, and Howard Schwartz studios, to name a few.
Pete considers himself incredibly fortunate to have performed and recorded with such a variety of incredibly talented musicians, singers, and songwriters, and to remain connected to musicians from all skill levels on a daily basis at Schmeeds Music.
"One of my goals for Schmeeds Music is to re-create the old style music store experience...a place where musicians of all ages and backgrounds can come to hang out, play, and learn from each other," Pete says. "We need the arts now more than ever, especially in today's world where technology has taken over."
Everyone is welcome, so please stop by and say hello!
Schmeeds Music is conveniently located at the Pine Plaza Shopping Center on Route 10 East in Whippany NJ - just minutes from Routes 202 and 287.
Schmeeds Music proudly presents Encore Chat, an online video series of in-person interview sessions with area musicians! Learn more...
Deals on Instruments and Accessories
Our inventory is frequently updated to keep the latest and most popular items in stock, and we regularly offer specials on current inventory and special-order custom gear.
Learn more about this and other PRS models available at Schmeeds Music.
Music & Arts
Instrument Rental Program
Since 1952, Music & Arts has served students, teachers, and families with band instrument rentals through retail stores and schools.
Schmeeds Music is proud to partner with Music & Arts to provide our students with quality band instrument rentals at reasonable rates. Learn more
If you're a skilled musician and/or vocalist with a good knowledge of a range of musical styles, we'd love to hear from you! Must be reliable, organized, and able to communicate with people of all ages using a patient and encouraging approach.
Please for consideration.