Piano Lessons for Children

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. 

School Age ZOOM Piano Lessons 

NOW ENROLLING ages 6 and up.


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 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 live online Zoom piano lessons, the following items must be in place:

  • A piano or keyboard in the home

  • A laptop computer AND a phone or tablet

  • 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.

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:

In Person Piano Lessons

In person lessons are not currently available due to the health crisis.  To receive notification of upcoming in person lesson enrollment period, please sign up for E News 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.


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