Choosing Music Lessons In Mississauga
Is music right for me or my children?
Music lessons have long been a staple of the possible activities parents consider for their children. Whether because of their own childhood experience, or they have a son or daughter expressing their own interest, music lessons are often considered as an enrichment to a young person’s education. Each year, Merriam School of Music welcomes thousands of Mississauga residents as returning and new students, and our long list of success stories continues to grow. However, there are several myths which persist amongst parents and teachers alike, that recent clinical research has dramatically disproven:
- You do NOT in fact need to be extraordinarily talented to enjoy a lifetime of music
- Everyone – not just professionals – enjoys and experiences music at a very high level
- Music is processed by the brain in a nearly-identical way to that of a spoken language, and can (and must) be taught as such
- While there may be more optimal times to begin taking music lessons, there is no bad age to begin exploring music
- A high percentage of people – regardless of their ‘talent’ level – struggle with staying engaged over the first 2 years. It is not AT ALL a useful predictor of someones potential to gain the skill and love of music
Is Merriam School of Music right for me?
Merriam School of Music is fortunate to have been able to help thousands of people discover music for life. Our success starts with our mission: to Unleash the Power Of Music. For Life. We truly believe that each and every person has within them all of the raw ingredients necessary for a wildly enjoyable and successful musical skill build, leading to years of musical joy and delight.
There are many things about the Merriam School of Music which instantly allow it to stand out from other music lesson providers.
- A range of teaching and performing spaces which allows for ‘group’ music making – a key element to accelerated learning
- A true community of thousands of students, teachers, and specialists – a key element to early engagement
- A facility which allows for truly unique and extraordinary performance and enhancement activities
- Proven track record of having the highest retention rates in our industry
- Access to the internationally-acclaimed Keyfest Curriculum and Certification system
- A range of external performance opportunities including Canada’s Largest Ribfest, Oakville Jazz Festival, and more
What are my other options in Mississauga?
Mississauga is home to many music lesson providers. Here is a brief list of some of the other music lessons Mississauga has to offer:
- National Academy of Music
- Erindale School of Music
- Mississauga Academy of Music
- Long & McQuade
Why Merriam School of Music?
Watch this discussion with selected members of the Merriam School of Music’s teaching staff, about using musical experience to make a difference in people’s’ lives. Discussions with Mike Siracusa (drummer / teacher), Len Feldman (pianist, theory, teacher), Mary Ficzere (Director of Enriched Piano Studies), Linda Morgan (clinician, teacher, pianist), Brian DeLima (jazz pianist, teacher) and more.
Many of Merriam School of Music’s teachers have been with the school for 10 or more years, and this video compiles a series of interviews with a few of the senior members of the music school.
Merriam School of Music has gained a reputation within the musical academic community for developing and implementing high-level curriculum and teaching methods.The positive effects on our students has been clearly tracked and proven. And over the last 10 years, piano students from Merriam’s Enriched and Group Piano programs have shown superior progress and retention of skill when compared with other community music programs.
Watch as we interview four university music pedagogists about their impressions and experiences with the Merriam School of Music, and what they see as the differences between us and other professional music schools.
PASSION TO EDUCATE
We interview our own music teachers as they discusses what fuels their passion for sharing the world of music with their students. Whether it be watching student’s progress throughout their musical life, or hearing about how their musical experience has benefited them in other areas of life, or seeing students become teachers themselves, the passion that our teachers show towards their musical craft is one of the most important elements of the Merriam School of Music’s success.