The piano is one of the most appealing and familiar instruments. Whether gathering around the piano for a sing-along, or listening to it at a church, or hearing it played by pop artists on television, we are immediately drawn to the versatility and sound of the piano. Because of the broad range and variety of sounds that the piano can make, playing the piano is like having an orchestra at your disposal! Piano is a great instrument for beginning music studies because of its ease of use. Be it grooving along to one of the latest, hottest tune from the radio, or expressing yourself with one of the classical masterworks, our versatile, experienced and knowledgeable team of instructors know how to help students and parents reach their goals.
Generally piano is for students 5 and up. However, each child is unique in their developmental stage. Please contact us to schedule a free trial lesson today and our experienced staff will be able to tell students if they are ready to start their lessons.
Enrollment & Registration
Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. Students will be scheduled a free trial lesson initially for assessment purposes and they can register to sign up afterwards. Please contact us to set up your free trial lesson today!
Lessons & Instructors
Students will be scheduled for weekly lessons with an instructor who will work with them through the school year after the free trial lesson. Beginner students generally start with 30-minute lessons. 45-minute and 60-minute lessons are recommended for Intermediate and advanced students.
Merry Melody Music Academy has uniquely designed a well-rounded lesson plan and material that will ensure that students, regardless of their age and experience, have an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience! Balancing students’ interests and fundamentals, weekly lessons will contain the following components.
- Song-based Fundamentals
- Songs of Student’s Choice
Students are encouraged and given a multitude of performance opportunities. Public performance helps to boost confidence, gives students goals to work toward, and is a fun way for students to receive affirmation of their progress. To accommodate their individual needs, there are various recitals with different sizes of audiences throughout the year.
- End of the Year Recital
- Winter Mall Concert
- Charity Concert
- Retirement Home Recitals
Evaluation & Competition Opportunities
Students who are more committed and involved in their piano playing have the opportunities to participate in various events at local, state and national levels. Our students have won competitions at the local and state levels, as well as perform at prestigious and historic concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston!
Join A Band
Merry Melody Music Academy also offers an exciting Rock Band Class program where students that are similar in age, interest and level would be grouped into bands that rehearse and perform regularly. This is a fun opportunity for students to learn how to play with others and to enjoy playing music at a whole different level. Piano students typically with 3 years of playing experience would be ready to join a band and enjoy themselves.
Regular home visits will be offered to students and parents through the year to meet with the program director at the students’ homes to ensure students are enjoying and making progress with their lessons.
Have you thought of helping your children to practice but felt like not knowing where to start? For every semester, a complimentary 1-hour piano group class for the parents will be available. It is an introductory class on piano playing and music reading.
Students should have a well-tuned acoustic or digital piano. Pianos can range from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Since it could be a big financial commitment initially, full-size and weighted keyboards are acceptable. We offer complimentary assistance in helping you with the purchasing process. Please contact us before you buy an instrument so that you can avoid costly mistakes!