Merriam School of Music is a leading institution of piano instruction in North America, with official partnerships and collaborations with University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, York University, and Mohawk College.
We offer instruction to piano students of every level, every age, and every genre. Our holistic curriculum and 140-strong teaching staff ensures that we can cater our offering to the wide range of learning styles and differing priorities of our students.
Students of Merriam School of Music’s Private Piano courses, regardless of level or age, will be taught a comprehensive set of skills that can be applied to either a classical or contemporary focus. The skillset is broader in scope than what RCM examinations require, meaning that a student can study the Merriam Curriculum while preparing for an RCM exam, if that happens to be a goal.
The long-term goals of our courses is to leave students with a knowledge base and skill set which is understood at an applied, linguistic level. This is contrasted with the more common memorization / regurgitation model which is less likely to be retained or used after the students’ initial study period is complete.
Each class takes place between one teacher and one student, for either 30 or 60 minutes.
Parents may request to attend the class with their child, although we leave that decision up to each individual teacher. Please keep in mind that our rooms are fully monitored and every classroom has large open windows to the hallway so that parents can always monitor what’s happening.
The classes will occur at the same location, time, and day of week throughout the year, except for holiday periods, or make-up weeks.
Levels / Ages offered:
Merriam School of Music offers private piano study at all levels, although we recommend a group format for at least the first 2 years of study. Students in private study can learn with no prior experience, all the way to extensive professional experience.
Merriam offers 3 distinct levels of teacher experience and qualification, so that we can adequately cater to the wide range of learning styles, difficulty levels, and ages who seek piano study with us.
Private Piano Lessons
|Length:||30 / 60 min|
|RCM Exam Compatible:||Yes|
|Start Date:||Throughout the year|
|Genre:||Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues|