Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary
The Merrick School of Music programming provides dance classes to students of all ages in multiple genres and styles. Our elevated dance instruction focuses on enhancing physical health, promoting cognitive skills, and inspiring creativity and artistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The guitar is popular because it is portable, flexible, polyphonic. and approachable. The guitar's popularity makes it an obvious choice for many who wish to learn an instrument.
The trumpet is a popular instrument in marching bands, concert band, and jazz band, and even as a solo instrument for all kinds of events such as playing the Star Spangled Banner, Taps, etc. Our teachers can help a student develop their technique in order to sound good playing any style of music.
Group Lessons of Music Theory and Music History take place along with private lessons during the semester and are held once a week.
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.
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.