Piano Lessons for Children

Online lessons with Miss Melissa

$125 per month includes:

  • 3 live one to one Zoom lessons

  • 1 personal video lesson

  • Monthly materials packet mailed to your home

  • Subscriptions to 3 great music websites

Contact Melissa for details today, spaces are limited.

Video lessons with Miss Carly

$15 per month includes:

  • Instant access to 160 lessons

  • Parent guide and practice tips

  • Downloadable songs, exercises and theory

  • Bonus lessons and material

Start your Busy Kids do Piano membership today!

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. 

Preschool Piano

Piano lessons for ages 3.5 to 5 years old must be fun and engaging, yet structured and planned.  They need to include movement, artwork, and games and is why we offer the WUNDERKEYS program here at Novato Piano School.  Online piano lesson for ages 3.5 to 5 require that the following are already in place:

  • A piano or keyboard in the home

  • A laptop computer for the live lesson

  • A strong Wifi connection

  • An active adult participant during the lesson

For a fun finger exercise for your preschooler check out the Wunderkeys blog here

To learn more and to get started with Wunderkeys preschool piano lessons, contact Miss Melissa today.

School Age Piano

Piano lessons for ages 5 to 10 years old are offered for beginners and transfer students who are ready for a new teacher.  Using the Mayron Cole Piano method your child will learn keyboard geography and rhythm notation confidently before moving on to staff notation.  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 and ensemble and any school music program with ease and confidence.

In order to enroll for online piano lessons, the following items must be in place:

  • A piano or keyboard in the home

  • A laptop computer for the live lesson

  • A strong Wifi connection

  • An active adult participant during lesson

  • A practice schedule of at least 10 minutes per day

To learn more about the Mayron Cole method, watch this short video

To get started with private online lessons, contact Miss Melissa today.

Meet Miss Melissa

Miss Melissa Ayotte has been a popular Early Childood Music and piano teacher in Marin County for over 20 years.  She currently lives on Hamilton in Novato with her husband Carlos (of local bartender fame) and their daughter, Bella, a senior at Novato High.  Melissa’s son Charlie studies math & music at Santa Clara University.  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 with Mr. Elliott at Our Lady of Loretto church in Novato.


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