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Merriam Music offers a range of piano lesson formats with in-home, in-studio, and online piano lessons. It’s easy to find the right piano teacher with over 150 instructors on the roster. Get started today and have fun learning the piano at a pace that suits your needs.

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Music Lessons in Mississauga

If you live in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Burlington, or even Etobicoke, take piano lessons with Merriam School of Music and unlock a world of creativity and self-expression. Merriam offers piano lessons for all skill levels and demographics. From students to working professionals, we teach children, teens, adults, and seniors; from beginners to advanced levels; with in-home and in-studio lessons, to online piano lessons.

The Merriam School of Music offers a piano lesson experience totally unlike anything else in Canada. The instruments are nicer. The classrooms are bigger. The audiences are real. The stage time is unlimited. The teachers are better trained and recruited. And it all works off a curriculum that gives our piano students a deeper foundation than any other lesson program currently in use.

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Best Piano Lessons in Mississauga

How are piano lessons different from one another?

Most people’s image of a piano lesson usually involves a teacher, a piano, some music theory, and a room. This general impression can also lead people to think that the only thing that separates the quality of the lesson experience is finding the right teacher. Find a great piano teacher, the music lessons will work; don’t pick a great teacher, and my son or daughter will quit… right? WRONG.

While the teacher certainly plays a significant role in the quality of the lesson, it is far from the only factor, and when it comes to engagement, the teacher probably has one of the smallest roles to play.

Therefore, what makes piano lessons different from one another often comes down to what happens OUTSIDE of the lesson room, vs. that 30 minutes spent with the teacher every week. The teacher is still, by and large, the most effective method of acquiring the raw information and receiving intensive coaching regarding practice and performance techniques.

But just as we learn a spoken language, the actual time spent acquiring new words and rules of grammar isn’t actually the time that we’re learning the language.  That comes when we start to try and talk to other people in conversation; or in music’s case, we truly start to engage with music when we have a chance to use it in a meaningful way with and for other musicians.

  • Our Retention Rate Year-Over-Year
  • Participation In Our Extra-Curricular Performance Opportunities
  • Participation In Our Music Festival
  • Word-Of-Mouth Referrals
  • Percentage Of People Who Continue With Music Beyond Graduations

Is Merriam Music The Right Choice

The family of Merriam Music members is vast and varied. We welcome people of all cultures, ethnic backgrounds, ages, levels of experience, and economic backgrounds. We have in-home, online, and in-class programs from as low as $1000 annually, and as high as $10,000. And our facilities, music teachers, curriculum, and community connections allow us to deliver an absolutely unique experience to our students.

Merriam School of Music also offers Royal Conservatory of Music preparation. If you fit any of these descriptions, then Merriam School of Music could be a great fit!

  • I’m A Beginner Adult, And Have Always Wanted To Play Piano
  • I’m A Parent Looking To Augment My Childs Learning With Other Skills Like Music And Piano
  • I’m An Aspiring Professional Musician Looking To Connect With High-level Piano Lessons
  • I’m A Casual Player Who Would Love To Find Ways Of Playing With Other Musicians
  • I Want To Start Or Play Piano In A Band

Other Providers to Consider


Piano lessons in Mississauga are an extremely popular category, and Merriam Music is only one of several providers of music education in the area.

Here are some other schools in our area, in no particular order:

  • Long & McQuade
  • DeGazon Music Studios
  • Mississauga Music School
  • Erindale School of Music & Arts
  • Piano Plus School of Music
  • Concert Pitch Piano

Expert Instructors

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.

Convenient Scheduling

Merriam School of Music is open 7 days per week offering lessons at two convenient locations in the GTA (Oakville & Vaughan Campuses), with 150 teachers to choose from, both on location and in your home.

RCM Exams

Merriam has been training students for RCM exams for 30 years and knows exactly how to prepare advanced students for success. They can be done on their own, or together with Merriam’s own university-endorsed exam system.

HD Performance Videos

Receive an individualized High-Definition Video Log of all of your performances throughout the year - never miss a special moment again, and easy to share with friends and family

Ensembles & Bands

Merriam offers a variety of ensemble piano courses, some paid, some free so that piano students have a chance to expand their learning beyond a solo instrument experience. Most are by audition, so ask your teacher or your Education Counselor for more information

15+ Recitals

Students have 15 chances per year to perform their music. The performances are a mix of formal and informal, solo and group, and are offered in a variety of settings including our performance hall “Studio A”, and the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

No Long-term Contract

We’re confident you’ll be with us for years. But for any reason, if you need to end your journey with us, 30 days' written notice is all we require to stop lessons, penalty-free.

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In-Studio, In-Home & Online Piano Lessons

Merriam Music offers a range of piano lesson formats with in-home, in-studio, and online piano lessons. With our comprehensive list of programs and talented teachers, we’re sure to have a piano lesson that’s perfect for you.

Learn how to play the piano at your own pace with Merriam School of Music’s online piano lessons anywhere in the world, in one of Merriam’s three GTA campuses, or in the comfort of your own home.

Mississauga’s Best Piano Instructors

Piano Is Easier to Learn With Better Teachers

You are guaranteed to find the perfect teacher with a selection of over 100+ piano instructors to choose from. Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching, and we’re confident you’ll find your perfect teacher. Learn piano like never before with the best teachers from around the world.

Merriam School of Music Teachers come from distinguished universities such as Berklee, Julliard, University of Toronto, Laurier, and more. Have more fun learning the piano with a professional teacher that understands you and let you learn at your own pace

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World-Class Customer Service

As the largest school of its kind in North America, Merriam School of Music knows how to provide high-quality customer service. Get what you want, when you want it with a team that can answer your questions and helps you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Enjoy access to our full-time team of dedicated customer service agents both on-site and online, dedicated to you delivering you the best possible learning experience. Our customer service personnel are intimately familiar with the school staff, the teachers, and last but not least, you! Once you’ve experienced Merriam School of Music, you’ll never want another music school again.

Piano Tutoring with Professionals

Earn Highschool Credits

Merriam School of Music is a certified private high school and is proud to offer a variety of Ontario High School credits. Merriam is one of the few music schools in North America that is able to offer high school credits.

Merriam School of Music is one of the most respected music schools in North America being internationally recognized and university-endorsed. Join over 3500+ weekly students taking music lessons and begin your musical journey with Merriam.

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Piano Classes & Programs

Private • Group • Enriched • Online

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One-On-One Piano Lessons

Learn how to play the piano at your own pace and comfort with a private piano teacher. You’ll be learning your favourite songs in no time at all and learn the correct technique to play effortlessly.

Whether you are learning for fun or working towards RCM examinations we have a top-rated piano teacher perfect for you.

Private Piano Lessons
  • 30 or 60 Minute Lessons

    Personal weekly one-on-one instruction is available in 30 or 60 minute lengths, on location or in-home.

  • Royal Conservatory of Music

    Expert RCM Exam Preparation in addition to Keyfest, a specialized curriculum founded on Suzuki and Orff teaching systems.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Free Access to all Sign-Up Recitals, Jam Sessions, and Open Mic Nights at No Additional Cost

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student, or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive-experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

  • No Long-Term Contract

    If you need to end your journey with us, for any reason, 30 days written notice is all we require to stop lessons, penalty-free.

  • High School Credit

    Merriam proudly offers the Ontario High School private credit program - if you’re interested in earning a full High School Credit for your work here at Merriam, please let us know and we’ll tell you all about it.

Family Piano Program

Group Piano Lessons

At Merriam School of Music we believe the best way to nurture music education and growth is in a social setting as part of a group piano classroom. Students are more confident, motivated, and inspired to learn as a result of learning and practicing with their peers in a group setting.

Group lessons have been endorsed by multiple university deans, this program has been called one of the most innovative music education programs on the continent.

Group Piano Lessons
  • 60 Minute Lessons

    Classes Begin in September and January, with Students of The Same Age and Skill Level. Led by a Certified Group Instructor with Parent Participation.

  • KeyFest Examinations

    Keyfest exams were created 25 years ago to properly measure and capture a full skillbuild, and are directly aligned with the curriculum. Optional, but highly recommended.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Specialized Group Teachers

    Fun & Patient Specialized Group Instructors Who Keep Students Engaged, Interested and Focused in a Manner that Relates to Them.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Free Access to all Sign-Up Recitals, Jam Sessions, and Open Mic Nights at No Additional Cost

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student, or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive-experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

  • Full-Size Pianos

    Every child plays on a full 88-note weighted digital piano learning proper technique and dynamic control from day one.

Advanced Piano Lessons

Enriched Piano Lessons

For those whose goal is to become a high-level classical pianist, Merriam’s enriched piano program will propel your musical development beyond a University level while in your teens.

Connect with the highest level piano teachers for private lessons and participate in masterclasses, extra assignments, bonus performance opportunities, recording projects, and much more. The enriched program is extremely comprehensive and successful.

Advanced Piano Lessons
  • 60 Minute Lessons

    All Students Enjoy a Private Weekly Lesson (30 or 60 Min Avail.) and Additional Weekly Activities Incl. Masterclasses, Performances, and Recordings.

  • RCM & KeyFest

    Enriched Students May Work Towards RCM Exams or KeyFest Exams. Achieve Your Gr. 10, ARCT, or Attain the Keyfest Artist Level, the Highest Level of Achievement Available at The School.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Elite Specialty Teacher

    When Musical Achievement, Top Marks, School Admissions, or Entering the Professional Music World Are Priorities, Merriam's Elite Specialty Coaches Offer Unmatched Experience and Mentorship.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Students Have Access to All Regular Performance Opportunities, Plus Advanced Performance Opportunities at International Music Festivals and Public Performances.

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

Online Piano Lessons

Merriam School of Music brought our classrooms to the world in 2019 with online piano lessons and they have been extremely well received by our students. We worked thousands of hours deliberately constructing the best possible online lesson format with top teachers and students, analyzing every detail of our piano lesson to make them that much more fun and effective.

Both teachers, students, and families are reporting the benefits they are experiencing from online lessons and in many cases report that they offer more than in-person piano classes.

Online Piano Lessons

Learn Piano Online

  • REAL-TIME VIDEO

    Customizable HD Video Link with Your Teacher

  • INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE

    Interactive, Specialized White-Board Environment with Video, Games, Audio, and Our Entire Music Library

  • 24/7 ACCESS

    Access Your Lesson Materials and The Week's Notes and Assignments Anytime You Need Them.

  • ENDLESS SESSIONS

    Students' Classes Are Preserved from The Previous Week – Pickup Right Where You and Your Teacher Left Off.

  • LEADING ONLINE TOOLS

    Use Youtube, Google, Soundcloud, Miro, and More, Built Right Into the Lesson Environment.

The Merriam Curriculum 

A Complete Music Education

Students at Merriam don’t just learn differently. Their entire experience is broader and more engaging. They learn creativity and free expression while building confidence, self-esteem, and friendships. It all begins in the classroom, but where it takes them, goes far beyond.

  • Ear Training

    Developing the ability to recognize pitch, intervals, harmony, melody, and song structure.

  • Rhythm/Meter

    Learn to play with various beats and rhythms, develop a sense of pulse and subdivision, and utilize different grooves while improvising and composing.

  • Sight Reading

    Become a fluent sight reader of sheet music and ‘lead’ sheets, so that you can easily sit down and enjoy brand new music without months of practice.

  • Technique

    Learn to control your instrument at the highest levels, so that every nuance of tone and dynamic can be used in your performances while avoiding any pain or long-term damage.

  • Improvisation

    A true test of your knowledge and musical skill is whether you can communicate simple ideas on-the-spot' whether in a classical, jazz, or pop setting. Students as young as 4 years old are improvising at Merriam.

  • Composition

    Students are trained to compose with basic melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic principles as a way of applying musical concepts and ensuring that they have comprehended the knowledge.

  • Music Theory

    Understanding advanced harmonic and compositional concepts aids in the performance of difficult pieces expand their improvisational vocabulary and give context to music from the past and present.

  • Ensemble

    Learning to play with other musicians is the best way to apply rhythmic concepts, at the same time as improving social & communication skills. It's also a lot of fun!

  • Technology

    Learning and performing music with advanced technological tools helps students connect their lessons to everyday life, and makes the entire experience more relevant and engaging.

private piano lessons

One-On-One Piano Lessons

Merriam School of Music students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. We believe the best way to nurture music education and personal growth is in a social setting as a part of a group classroom. Personal development and socialization are a big part of what we do. And even though we’re just trying to teach them music, they learn a lot more than that.

  • 30 or 60 Minute Lessons

    Personal weekly one-on-one instruction is available in 30 or 60 minute lengths, on location or in-home.

  • Royal Conservatory of Music

    Expert RCM Exam Preparation in addition to Keyfest, a specialized curriculum founded on Suzuki and Orff teaching systems.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Free Access to all Sign-Up Recitals, Jam Sessions, and Open Mic Nights at No Additional Cost

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student, or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive-experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

  • No Contract

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Family Piano Program

group Piano Lessons

Merriam School of Music students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. We believe the best way to nurture music education and personal growth is in a social setting as a part of a group classroom. Personal development and socialization are a big part of what we do. And even though we’re just trying to teach them music, they learn a lot more than that.

  • 60 Minute Lessons

    Classes Begin in September and January, with Students of The Same Age and Skill Level. Led by a Certified Group Instructor with Parent Participation.

  • KeyFest Examinations

    Keyfest exams were created 25 years ago to properly measure and capture a full skillbuild, and are directly aligned with the curriculum. Optional, but highly recommended.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Specialized Group Teachers

    Fun & Patient Specialized Group Instructors Who Keep Students Engaged, Interested and Focused in a Manner that Relates to Them.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Free Access to all Sign-Up Recitals, Jam Sessions, and Open Mic Nights at No Additional Cost

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student, or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive-experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

Advanced Piano Lessons

enriched piano lessons

Merriam School of Music students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. We believe the best way to nurture music education and personal growth is in a social setting as a part of a group classroom. Personal development and socialization are a big part of what we do. And even though we’re just trying to teach them music, they learn a lot more than that.

  • 60 Minute Lessons

    All Students Enjoy a Private Weekly Lesson (30 or 60 Min Avail.) and Additional Weekly Activities Incl. Masterclasses, Performances, and Recordings.

  • RCM & KeyFest

    Enriched Students May Work Towards RCM Exams or KeyFest Exams. Achieve Your Gr. 10, ARCT, or Attain the Keyfest Artist Level, the Highest Level of Achievement Available at The School.

  • Performances HD Video

    Each Student Receives an Individualized HD Video Log of All of Their Performances Throughout the Year.

  • Elite Specialty Teacher

    When Musical Achievement, Top Marks, School Admissions, or Entering the Professional Music World Are Priorities, Merriam's Elite Specialty Coaches Offer Unmatched Experience and Mentorship.

  • Recitals & Performances

    Students Have Access to All Regular Performance Opportunities, Plus Advanced Performance Opportunities at International Music Festivals and Public Performances.

  • Monthly Report Cards

    Detailed, year-end report cards are provided for every student, or weekly check-ins with your teacher to track progress.

  • Educational Counselor

    Every student/family is taken care of at all times during their entire journey. More than anything, we want you to have a super positive-experience learning piano at Merriam Music.

  • Member Discounts

    Up to 50% Off Member Discounts on All Merriam Music Products and Services Including Pianos, Studio Facilities, Books Etc.

"Our mission and purpose is to help foster and inspire creative, connected, and well-rounded lives with the power of music."

- Alan Merriam, President of Merriam Music
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