Preschoolers • Kids • Teens • Adults • Seniors
Piano Lessons for Beginners of All Ages
There’s never been a better time to learn how to play piano. With more families spending time at home, and more convenient ways to take beginner piano lessons than ever before, this is your best chance to start yourself or a family member on a life-changing journey.
Merriam School of Music has the professional instructors and the proven lesson programs to have you playing piano faster than you thought possible.
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Preschoolers • Kids • Teens • Adults • Seniors
Piano Lessons For All Ages
We welcome total beginners at any age into our school, whether it’s in-person lessons or online instruction. Each tutorial is specialized for the age of student we teach, as is each goal you work towards, and the songs you learn to play.
In just your first beginner piano lesson, you’ll learn the perfect hand position, how to play major and minor chords on your own, the names of all the white keys and black keys, how to find middle c, what a treble clef is, and maybe even a little “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
For younger learners, we know from decades of research and experience that social relevance and peer-to-peer competition are powerful drivers of motivation and excitement, and we build them right into each and every lesson.
Good Fit Guarantee
Your first lesson with a new tutor is protected by Merriam’s Good Fit Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your lesson, you don’t pay. No questions asked.
Get matched with the perfect teacher, who understands your style of learning, the type of music that excites you, and who can encourage and coach you towards your goals. Every one of our 100+ teachers undergo 3 interviews, 80+ hours of training, and extensive background checks.
With a variety of lesson formats including in-studio, in-home, or online video lessons, Merriam Music ensures that you will be able to study music at your convenience. We offer lessons 7 days per week and have an extensive faculty of over 150 instructors to select from.
For students in middle and secondary school, Merriam offers RCM preparation classes for exams, as well as the ability to directly earn full university-eligible secondary school credits through Merriam High School.
Students that participate in performance opportunities will receive a personalized High-Definition Video Log of each and every one of their performances each year. Even if your close friends and family have to miss that day of one of your concerts, you will still be able to share the magic of the moment with them.
Merriam Music has one of the largest selections of ensemble and band courses of any music institution. Some courses are free while others are paid. These important opportunities allow piano students to apply their piano technique to real-world performance situations with other musicians.
All of our students have the ability to perform piano pieces in over 15 concerts each year. While beginner students may be a bit nervous to participate, the supportive concert environments give them a unique opportunity to showcase their newly developed skills on the piano keyboard.
We know that the joy you experience through your lessons at Merriam will mean that you will be with us for many years. However, in the case that you need to pause or stop your music lessons with us, all we require is 30 days written notice. No hassle. No penalties. No catch.
Merriam Music provides lessons to over 3000 students each week and our numbers continue to grow. With a 97% customer satisfaction rating and the most reviews of any other music school in the area, we are proud to be the highest rated music school in the GTA.
Piano Lesson for Toddlers, Teens, Adults
Life is busy enough as it is, so piano lessons for beginners should never feel like a chore. That is why Merriam Music offers a variety of convenient lesson options 7 days a week to ensure that you can schedule lessons in the way that suits you best. Whether you are taking in-studio, in-home, or online lessons, you will have the opportunity to study with one of our experienced and highly-educated music teachers.
Enroll in one of our many piano course options today to learn how to play piano at a level you never could have imagined. In joining the Merriam Music community, you are joining the largest and fastest-growing private music institution in Canada.
Piano Teachers with Degrees
With a choice of over 100 piano teachers to choose from with a variety of specializations, Merriam Music guarantees that you will be matched with the perfect teacher that aligns with your goals and learning style.
While online piano tutorials may teach you how to locate middle C, name all the white keys or play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, a piano teacher will assist you at a level of detail that is incomparable. From the tiniest nuances of your hand position, learning to read sheet music, and learning every major and minor chord and their possible versions on the keyboard, they will help you become a complete musician.
Having the right teacher is instrumental in a student’s success. A teacher should be well matched to the learning and musical styles that interest you. This is why Merriam’s hiring process is extensive and rigorous.
World-Class Customer Support Team
Merriam Music heavily prioritizes your customer service experience. That is why we have a full-time team of dedicated customer care personnel that are available 7 days a week both on-site and remotely. They are closely connected to everyone within the Merriam Music community and work with the teachers, administrators, and students to ensure that everyone’s experience within the Merriam community is truly amazing.
Given this attention and focus on customer service, Merriam Music is able to offer beginner piano lessons at the highest quality for all ages and levels.
Earn School Credits with Music Lessons
The Merriam School of Music is a certified private high school that gives its music students the unique opportunity to acquire Ontario High School credits through their studies. There are very few high schools in North America that have been given this accreditation.
This is only one of the many reasons why the experience provided at Merriam Music is truly singular. Join our internationally recognized and endorsed programs today to earn high school credits through your musical studies.
Private • Group • Enriched • Online
Online lessons are here to stay, and our experience offering them has been amazing. We began building our online piano lessons offering pre-pandemic, in November 2019, with the goal of bringing our classrooms to the world. We worked with dozens of our top teachers, and thousands of students, analyzing every aspect of the lesson to understand how we could make an online lesson even more fun and more effective than an in-person one.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with most teachers and families reporting that they appreciated many aspects of our new online lesson offering more than in-person beginner piano lessons.
Best Piano Lessons in Toronto
Learn piano with Merriam School of Music and unlock a world of creativity and self-expression. Stay in tune with Merriam School of Music piano lessons & unleash your inner pianist.
You may have been having some fun with piano learning apps (Android & iOs) like Skoove or Flowkey but nothing comes remotely close to learning piano from an experienced professional piano instructor perfectly suited to your learning style and musical aspirations.
With our proprietary teaching system that expertly combines short and long-term goals and a groundbreaking curriculum, you’ll develop a solid foundation to further your piano skills and achieve your musical dreams faster than you thought possible, and become a true musical superhero.
If you are looking to learn to play the piano, increase your cognitive abilities, or become the next great piano composer, Merriam Music has the selection of programs and instructors to get you there.
The sound of a piano brings magic to any room or household. Whether being used as an accompaniment instrument, solo instrument, or element of an ensemble, the piano is one of the most versatile instruments there is. It has been scientifically proven that learning to play the piano improves performance in all academic subjects as well as instills students with a greater sense of confidence.
Through your piano studies at Merriam Music, you will learn music in a holistic way. In addition to being able to play your favourite songs, you will learn to improvise, compose, and express music which will help you develop true mastery of the language of music. If you have been considering taking up the piano, join one of the largest and fastest-growing music communities today by enrolling at the Merriam School of Music.
The musical component of music education is certainly important. However, there is much more to proper music education than just learning how to play a C major scale or the different clefs. The real magic exists in the life skills that one unlocks as well as the ability to utilize and speak the language of music.
There has been plentiful research to support the notion that piano playing is one of the best possible workouts for your brain. By combing heightened cerebral activity with difficult physical coordination, playing the piano helps develop your mind and body in a truly unique way.
A student stands to gain even more superpowers when they learn to speak the language of music through improvisation, composition, and ensemble playing. And, of course, you will become an amazing piano player.
When you sign up for beginner lessons with Merriam Music, you will experience every aspect of music right from the onset. This will give you a greater sense of purpose, relevance, and motivation and, in the process, make you a truly complete musician.
Musical excellence is not a fluke. Musical excellence is a delicate science that is established through a culmination of all of the right ingredients being introduced at the right time. Every brick you lay for your musical foundation is integral to your long-term success.
Ultimately, this is why we have invested decades of research and effort into perfecting and refining our proprietary pedagogical process. Whether the student is a young child, teen, or adult, we believe that access to top-rated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and an expansive list of programs should be accessible at all times.
Regardless of whether you are looking to have fun, master Beethoven, or become the next YouTube sensation to hit 1M views overnight, we will make your goals tangible through our unique educational process.
Your imagination, creativity, and confidence will be ignited in a way that you could never have imagined. This will set you on a lifelong course to success.
Music is a communal experience. That is why learning to play an instrument at an established school with a proven track record of success is guaranteed to help achieve your goals faster than self-study. Begin to fast-track your progress today with Merriam Music.
private piano lessons
For 99% of beginner piano students, connecting with that perfect teacher can make all the difference in the world. This is why Merriam spends more time searching out that perfect teacher than any school we know of.
Your weekly experience will consist of feedback on the techniques and piano pieces you’re working on, the introduction of new assignments and songs that will propel you forward, and assigning the right goals, and helping you achieve them.
Group Piano Program
Sustaining the excitement to learn, and creating new reasons to stay motivated are the most difficult part of learning piano for new beginners. Keyfest for Kids is the most effective group piano program available today – kids stay nearly 4 times longer than in comparable programs and acquire a more comprehensive musical skill set at the same time.
We accomplish this through our own curriculum tailor-made for the program, and an exhaustive library of games, lesson plans, and group-based performance opportunities scattered throughout the year.
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