MerrieNan Melodies teaches music literacy via the keyboard.


Check out the leveled offers of our popular beginner materials below.


EarlyStart:  For Children Aged 4-6

You and your little ones get to start out with four books, the MNM kit, and the Training Manual pages for the MNM EarlyStart level.  You will be amazed at how easy it is for young children to learn the basics of reading and playing music on the piano.  And you will all have fun at the same time!

WriteStart:  For a Beginner Aged 7-adult

The beginning level for anyone aged 7 and older is the MNM WriteStart level.  The same wonderful kit and color-coded approach are included with five books and the Training Manual pages to get you off to a great start!  Children who have completed the EarlyStart books move on to this level.  Older children start here.  Adults can also easily learn with this method!

Family Sets of the Curriculum

The MNM family sets allow you to meet the needs of all family members who want to learn to read music.  Sets come in two, three, and four levels; another advantage of buying sets is the savings of almost $100 per level!  All sets come with the Training Manuals for the purchased levels, a kit with manipulative materials that reinforce concepts in a fun and accessible way, and both printed and electronic books.  If you want to have everything you need for a proven method to teach your entire family how to read music, this package is for you!  And materials are shareable!  A family of four or fourteen can all learn from this one set of materials.

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The homeschooler parent, piano teacher, or classroom music teacher who looks at the MNM curriculum will notice the unique approach of this method. Colored notes? Limited fingerings? Staff pages for writing 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

Composing original songs is a hallmark of the program. Students reinforce the note names by writing their own pieces using the MNM Music Note Code.


Download our FREE Ledger Line Activity! It is just one example of how we teach for understanding.

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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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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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