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Piano on Zoom

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 method does 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 online students using Zoom for the past 3 years with amazing results!   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 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 (2 devices)

  • A parent to help with daily practice

  • A practice schedule of about 10 minutes per day

Introductory Month 

Interested in Zoom piano lessons with Miss Melissa for your child?  We start with an introductory month to make sure my program is a fit for your family: 3 thirty minute private Zoom lessons, 1 video lesson, MP3 downloads and songbook for $145

Contact me today for more details

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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:

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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.

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