Piano for Kids
Did you know? Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math. Skills such as reading, anticipating, memory, listening, forecasting, recall, and concentration are developed in musical performance, and these skills are valuable to students in math, reading, and science.
- B. Friedman, “An Evaluation of the Achievement in Reading and Arithmetic of Pupils in Elementary School Instrumental Music Classes,” Dissertation Abstracts International.
Small Group Instruction
With the Mayron Cole Piano method in a class with friends, your child will learn keyboard geography, rhythm notation and staff notation using fun and engaging activities and games. This method uses NO tricks or shortcuts (like playing by finger number) and teaches children to be confident musicians, able to play along in duets, ensembles, and any school music program with ease and confidence.
In order to enroll for small group beginner piano, the following items must be in place:
A piano or keyboard in the home
A laptop, phone or tablet to use during practice
An active adult participant to help with practice
A practice schedule of at least 10 minutes per day
To learn more about the Mayron Cole method, watch this short video
Classes are small with 2 to 4 kids only, each at their "own" clean and sanitized digital piano.
3 Week Blast Off with Piano
For new beginners age 6 and up*
Come try it out!
3 Mondays: TBA in 2022
3:30 to 4:10 for ages 6 to 7.5
4:15 to 4:55 for ages 7.5 to 9
5:00 to 5:40 for ages 10 to 12
Fee: $100 includes all materials
Location: In Studio (4 kids only with distancing)
1530 Center Rd #12 (Body Kinetics building) 94947
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Busy Kids Do Piano
Busy Kids Do Piano is an online learning program developed by Carly Seifert. These are amazing and very affordable programs for ages 3 and up, please take a look using links below:
We regret to announce that the studio remains closed until 2022.
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Meet Miss Melissa
Miss Melissa Ayotte has been a popular Early Childhood Music and piano teacher in Marin County for over 20 years. She currently lives on Hamilton in Novato with her husband Carlos and two children. Melissa began studying piano with Antonia Cippolina in Mill Valley in the early 1970's at the age of 5. She studied privately for over 12 years and continued her music education at College of Marin with Paul Smith. Melissa has played and performed professionally at Marin restaurants, theater companies and churches., and plays regularly (alongside her flautist son) at Our Lady of Loretto church in Novato.