About Big Beat Music School

We instill a passion for playing music for every aspiring student, keeping a positive vision and providing happy musical experiences throughout their lives.

A Music School for ALL Instruments, ALL ages & ALL levels!

Big Beat Music School has been serving Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey communities since 1983. Director, Joe Nevolo was performing in local and national bands and received recognition for his phenomenal drumming, which led to a large following of students around the state. After teaching drum lessons since 13 years old and performing as a young adult he decided to follow his dreams of being a full-time drum instructor by teaching all and any students eager to learn music.

Big Beat started small specifically as a drum studio and blossomed into a full fledged music school offering every type of instruction from vocals, guitar/bass, violin, brass/woodwinds, piano to its famous drum lessons. The more Joe saw his impact on students, their ambition, talent and their musical education the more he strived to build the business bigger.

Big Beat’s main focus has always been teaching. If students are not involved in our private instruction we always offer rental instruments for students in school band along with supplying merchandise in our shop.

Our goal at Big Beat Studio Music School is to help you reach your ultimate musical objective through the use of high-tech equipment and innovative instructional techniques. Our curriculum provides an opportunity to participate in special practice incentive programs, musical games, awards and recitals.

Big Beat Music helps students to develop their musical talents without limits in whatever direction they wish. We offer music lessons for all ranges of of skill and experience, and can custom tailor lessons to you or your child’s needs.



The Benefits of Becoming a Big Beat Student


We are a one stop shop for all of your music lesson needs.
At Big Beat Studio Music School we teach music lessons for multiple instruments including: guitar, bass, piano, drums, vocal lessons, and violin. As a parent this versatility saves you time and money on your child’s music lessons. Your children can each take lessons for different instruments all in one location at our Neptune location. Big Beats diverse team of music teachers have the skills and knowledge to help nurture your child’s musical development.

We have a proven track record.
Music Director Joe Nevolo and Big Beat Studio Music School are internationally recognized as one of the top Music Schools. Joe has been performing both locally and nationally as a drummer since he was 13 years old. His passion for music is infectious and he has impacted countless students musical abilities over the years.

Lesson rooms that are built for success.
Our lesson rooms are fully stocked with everything you need including, amps, drum kits, pianos, and more. All students have to do is bring their instrument and come prepared to learn. Our professional studio makes the perfect setting for quality music lessons.

Big Beat Annual Showcase.
Each year our students have the opportunity to perform and showcase their musical talents in our annual showcase. Our showcase is beloved by parents and students alike!

We are conveniently located in Central Jersey.
Big Beat Studio Music School is centrally located in Neptune City NJ, our school is convenient to all areas of Monmouth and Ocean County NJ. We also offer at home lessons for those students who don’t have the ability to get out to Big Beat.