Music Lessons

Private Lessons

Piano Keys
Flute Player in Orchestra
Lead Singer

Piano

We offer piano lessons to students of all ages and levels. We prepare our students for the NYSSMA auditions and International Competitions. Each student performs at a student concert twice a year. We develop the lesson plan individually for each student in accordance with their skills, level, personality, and goal.

Flute

Learn the music you want. Take private flute lessons with a teacher who cares about you and your success.
More than teaching you songs, we’ll give you (or your child) the skills to play any song on flute. Our goal is to enable and empower you.
Lessons are for adults or kids – beginner or intermediate – with our professional teachers.

Voice

Merrick School of Music is where young singers and aspiring vocalists go to learn the fundamentals of singing like breathing, diction, and maintaining a legato line. These basic principles are key to strong vocal performances. Our voice teachers help guide beginner and intermidiate singers through the early stages of vocal progression, assisting with pitch training, developing timbre and keeping steady tempo.

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Person Playing Saxophone
Clarinet

Violin/Viola

Violins are well-known and well-loved instruments. From their history in classical music, to their continued popularity today, there’s a reason why so many people learn to play the violin.

Saxophone

Generally, the alto saxophone is a good place to start if you’re a total beginner, like the idea of playing a recognizable saxophone, or are inspired by some of the jazz greats who played that instrument. Playing an orchestral instrument like the saxophone allows you to get involved in a wide variety of musical groups and events.

Clarinet

The clarinet is a great choice for aspiring musicians. You can play the clarinet in an orchestra, marching band, swing band, or jazz group. At Merrick School of Music, our clarinet teachers will help you learn how to play all your favorite compositions.

 

Group Lessons

Group Lessons of Music Theory and Music History take place along with private lessons during the semester and are held once a week.

Composing Music

Music Theory

Music Theory is a practice musicians use to understand and communicate the language of music. Musical theory examines the fundamentals of music. It also provides a system to interpret musical compositions. 
For the beginner, music theory is the study and descriptions of music rudiments required to notate and read music, such as key signatures, time signatures, rhythmic notation, pitches (notes), scales, modes, chords, tensions, and elements of composition such as rhythm, harmony, melody, and counterpoint. 
Understanding music theory concepts is the key to progressing on your instrument, writing better songs and breaking through creative blocks.

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Music History

In music history lessons you will learn about the lives of famous classical composers. You will discover how each of these composers grew up and what motivated them to become composers. You will learn about composers who were child prodigies, won competitions, got into duels, got arrested, died young, and composed great master works of music. 
Knowledge of their biographies will have a positive effect on understanding their musical styles and interpreting their compositions.