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  Play to learn,  

  Learn to play!  

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Meet the Teacher


My name is Miss Melissa Ayotte and I have been an Early Childhood Music and piano teacher in Marin County for over 20 years.   I began studying piano with Antonia Cippolina in  Mill Valley in the early 1970's at the age of 5.  I studied privately for over 12 years and continued my music education at College of Marin with Paul Smith.   In addition to piano I also play guitar, drums and a few other instruments too.  I have played and performed professionally at local restaurants, theater companies and churches, and I have taught music at Hamilton Elementary School as well as several local preschools.

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Classes Offered

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Affiliate Programs

Novato Piano School proudly offers the following affordable home learning programs as an affiliate. 

Please USE THESE LINKS when purchasing or recommending these programs so that the studio will receive credit for your purchase.  Thank you!

Busy Kids Do Piano
Music and piano programs for preschoolers, children and adults. Click here to learn more about Busy Kids do Piano

Music Adventure Box
Music & sign language classes (with a fun box sent to you monthly) for ages 2 and up.  Click here to learn more about Music Adventure Box