Flashcards, music dice, and spinner games! Fun activities from the book pages and the MNM Kit are incorporated into the lessons as your children learn and reinforce musical concepts. They play and learn at the same time!
The MerrieNan Melodies mission is to help you help yourself–to make music. Our Process is:
Color is the special ingredient of the MerrieNan Melodies method. Each color is unique to one note in the musical alphabet. Color has a purpose and guides beginners until it is no longer needed!
Students learn to write their name song in an early lesson, and then they have the key to write anything they want in music! It’s music composition made easy. Writing music supports reading music!
CATHY DUFFY’s brief review is on our testimonial page. MerrieNan Melodies is a proven, unique approach.
Imagine hearing your child–or you–play beautiful music by truly knowing how to read music!
Teach all of your children at your pace, in your space.
Curriculum is delivered as electronic books with printed books as an option. Two major components are our MNM Kit and the Training Manual which guide you in teaching your child–or YOU! You download the Training Manual and then use it on your timeline.
Your child can begin learning music early! Ages four and above can easily learn with MNM.
Your child just needs to know the first seven letters of the alphabet and their colors to begin the MerrieNan Melodies method. That’s why children as young as four can get started with our method!
You can teach music to your children, even if you don’t know how to play an instrument yourself!
MerrieNan Melodies offers a program parents can understand and that can be easily explained to children. To support parents, there is a Training Manual for each level to guide your budding musician.
What Parents are Saying
“Having a child who learns visually and loves art, the MerrieNan Melodies piano method was a perfect fit because of the ease of learning to read music with all the colors of the rainbow. It has been great to see my child blossom into a musician while building skill and confidence.”
“Looking back on when my six year old started lessons last year it is amazing at what has been accomplished. She can read music before she can read books, and she relates to all aspects of the teaching through colors, numbers, and letters. She knows what the notes are called, plays both hands, and even some chords, and she is understanding rhythm. What a wonderful music method!”
“I just want to say that I am very impressed with the MerrieNan Melodies curriculum. My daughter who is a first grader has excelled in her first lessons. My sons have continued to grow musically and the musical foundation provided by MerrieNan has helped tremendously.”
Level 1 (Pre-A): EarlyStart
Designed for your little ones, ideally ages 4-6. The concepts are appropriate for their age, pictures and games are fun, and the notes and staffs in the books are larger for them to easily see.
Level 2 (A): WriteStart
Perfect for any beginner, ages 7-97. Your child starts with the basics and with concepts that are engaging and fun. Students who finish the EarlyStart level go to this level next to reinforce concepts learned earlier. The WriteStart level establishes a sound foundation to truly begin to understand music and how to locate notes on the staff.
Level 3 (B): WriteRhythm
This level builds on Level A: WriteStart. Your child adds rhythm at this level and will begin to expand upon more advanced concepts while honing their skills in reading, composing, and joyfully playing their keyboard or piano.
Level 4 (C): WriteWay
The most advanced of our series, this level further promotes rhythm, composition, and theory in the lessons as your child becomes a proficient reader of music. Upon the completion of this level, your musician will have a strong musical background to continue with personalized music lessons if you choose.