MerrieNan Melodies teaches music literacy via the keyboard.


HOMESCHOOLERS, we enjoyed getting to visit with you in KC and Wichita!

What a fabulous time we had at the April homeschool conferences! We shared MerrieNan Melodies with new families and visited with returning customers.  We met so many caring parents, and many chose MNM to help their child or children learn to read music. The conferences were our best yet! 

These conferences feel like “home” to us since we have been going for so many years.

We will see you next year!


Betty is the BEST!  More new items!

We expanded our MNM team with the addition of Betty Todd Smith.  The revised MNM program continues to grow!

MerrieNan Melodies continues to be delighted with the addition of Betty Todd Smith as a member of our team.  Betty is a life-long piano teacher with extraordinary talents, skills, and experience.  (See her bio in “About Us.”) Her private piano studio is booked for two years ahead and is currently taking no new students so we are thrilled that she chose to meld her talents with the MNM project.  Betty has taught many home-schooled children in her studio.  Thanks so much for all of your valuable input and expertise with the MNM program revision, Betty!

Our updated MerrieNan Melodies program is based on the same pedagogically sound and innovative principles you have appreciated in the past.  Get ready to take your students to new levels of understanding in how to read music! 



MerrieNan Melodies 15-Second Tour

The homeschooler parent, piano teacher, or classroom music teacher who flips through the MNM EarlyStart Book, the MNM WriteStart Book, or the MNM Classroom Book Series will notice the unique approach of this method. Colored notes? Limited fingerings? Blank staff pages (for writing your own music)? Advanced theory (easily understood)?

Add Color; Retain Staff

MNM adds color and also retains the staff.   Note identification is done with color instead of fingerings. The staff is included in the very first lessons.

Composing to Read and Play

The MNM Kit contains manipulative materials that reinforce concepts in a fun and accessible way. The MNM Kit can be used as a composing kit for years.

Download our FREE Ledger Line Activity!

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The challenges of teaching beginners how to read music have frustrated many piano teachers. The MNM approach has a unique solution to this age old problem.

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Key Ideas

The MerrieNan Melodies approach to learning to read music is based on sound educational and musical concepts. The holistic presentation of concepts is just one of these important ideas.

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Our Products

The MerrieNan Melodies (MNM) Kit and Materials were created to make learning to read music easy and accessible to students of all ages.

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