WEST MILFORD - Mayor Michele Dale presided over the Grand Reopening of North Jersey Guitar & Music Center at its new location on Dec. 2.According to Owner Shawn Reams, the event was a huge success, starting off with a ribbon cutting and some kind words from Mayor Dale.Reams said throughout the day, dozens of patrons, students of the school, and families explored and enjoyed the beautiful new facility located on Union Valley Road. “Today is a very special day for us. To see so much love and support from this wonderful community is overwhelming. We couldn’t be happier in this new location," Reams said. "Heading into our 15th year in business, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. We wanted a spacious, comfortable, relaxing environment for our students and customers and we were able to achieve just that. Since we offer lessons for guitar, piano, drums, voice, and many other instruments it was important to have plenty of fully equipped, state-of-the-art lesson studios to satisfy our needs. Today, as I look around, I’m overjoyed that our new facility will be able to accommodate the growing musical ambitions of our rapidly expanding body of students. We want this to be a place where our students can thrive and truly enjoy all the amazing benefits music has to offer. We also want this to be a cultural hub for our community so we look forward to hosting lots of events, workshops, and live music in the future. In fact we have a performer coming from Nashville to kick off our Live Music Series on Dec. 16. Emma Brooke is a West Milford native and has been living and performing in Nashville since 2014.” The store was founded in 2003 by Reams, who has always had a deep love for music and education, according to a press release from the company,According to the release, North Jersey Guitar & Music Center is a local full-service music school, music store and repair shop located in West Milford, New Jersey.The staff has been empowering children and adults through music for over 15 years, building confidence, creativity, and self-esteem are some of the wonderful results of learning music, according to the company.The release said the company believes in mentoring through music, and we want its teachers to be positive influences and role models while providing a quality music education.The company said that every student is different, and each lesson is carefully tailored to each student’s individual needs.The business is family owned and operated, and is extremely dedicated to personal one-on-one service and are determined to bring the love of music into as many lives as possible, according to the release.