Piano on Zoom
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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.
The Mayron Cole Method
With the Mayron Cole Piano method, your child will learn keyboard geography, rhythm notation and staff notation using fun and engaging activities and games. This methoddoes not use any 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. To learn more about the Mayron Cole method, watch this short video
Taking Lessons on Zoom
I have been teaching using Zoom for the past year with surprising results! Because unlike Zoom school, one-on-one Zoom piano lessons are a fun and engaging. Children look forward to seeing me on their computer each week to make music, tell jokes, play games and smile & laugh together. Almost every student that started on Zoom piano with me last year is still happily taking lessons this way and they are progressing beautifully.
In order to enroll your child, the following items must be in place:
A piano or keyboard in the home
A laptop and a phone or tablet
A parent to help with daily practice
A practice schedule of at least 10 minutes per day
ZOOM PIANO LESSONS have no openings at this time (July 2022) Please join the email list to receive email announcements about future openings.
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Busy Kids Do Piano
Busy Kids Do Piano is an online music learning program developed by Carly Seifert. Even non-musical parents enjoy learning piano right along with their child using her amazing videos. These are very affordable programs for ages 3 and up, please take a look using links below:
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.