MerrieNan Melodies teaches music literacy via the keyboard.


HOMESCHOOLERS, it was great to be back!

We enjoyed meeting new families and returning MerrieNan Melodies customers at recent homeschool conferences.  Our newly revised program is up and running with new parents and children! See you next year at MPE in Kansas City and at TPA in Wichita!


TWO Big Announcements!  

One, we expanded our MNM team.  Second, we have revised the MNM program.

MerrieNan Melodies is delighted to announce 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.  Welcome, Betty!

After two years and with the addition of Betty, we are finally ready to roll out the first phase of our newly revised MerrieNan Melodies program.  Based on the same pedagogically sound and innovative principles you have appreciated in the past, the revised program is much more comprehensive.  Get ready to take your students to new levels of understanding in how to read music! 

During this revision time, we had not attended conferences.  We were excited to greet old and new homeschooler friends at recent conferences.  MPE met April 6-7 in Kansas City, MO and TPA gathered April 13-14 in Wichita, KS.  Many stopped by our booth and saw how easy and fun music learning can be! 


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.

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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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