From Pete

Hi everyone...First and foremost, I hope you are all well. We're committed to caring for the health of our customers and staff but we also can't wait to see you all again.

Grand Reopening! We've Moved!

Please stop by our new store, just minutes away from our former location.


55 Parsippany Road, Whippany, New Jersey 07981

Thanks for your support, and stay safe.

 - Pete

Your One-Stop Music Shop

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.
Schmeeds Music

Music Lessons...All Instruments for All Ages!

Schmeeds Music offers instrument and voice lessons that cater to your musical capabilities and preferences.

Schmeeds Music offers instrument and voice lessons in a welcoming and encouraging environment - all ages and skill levels are welcome!

We also offer

About Schmeeds

Pete Schmeidhauser.
Pete Schmiedhauser

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 performs with Matriarch, 1975.
Pete performs with
Matriarch in 1975

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!


Store Hours

  • Monday - Friday:  11 am - 8 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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Conveniently Located

Schmeeds Music is conveniently located off Route 10 East in Whippany NJ - just minutes from Routes 202, 287, and our store's old location.

What's Going On at Schmeeds

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.

Paul Reed Smith SE Carlos Santana.
Paul Reed Smith SE Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana's influence led to the research and development behind PRS's SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001.

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

Instructors Wanted
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.

Schmeeds Music.
55 Parsippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981
Tel (973) 585-7777    Fax (973) 585-7780    
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