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As one of North America’s leading schools of Music, thousands of families have entrusted Merriam to help them receive the profound gift of lifetime musical enjoyment and appreciation. We call it “Music for Life.”
Whether you consider a one week summer camp, our signature “Keyfest” method or any of our more than 15 renowned programs, Merriam School consistently delivers the highest quality musical experience available. Recognized by key Universities, arts organizations and professional musicians, you are assured the Merriam difference will be one of the most valuable investments you make in you or your children’s future.
The trademarked Keyfest Curriculum! Local and international research shows that learning to play a musical instrument enhances intellectual and physical development as well as providing a long list of transferable life skills and benefits. Merriam's advanced “Keyfest” methodology is specifically designed to go far beyond the traditional music lesson and provide a completely balanced curriculum delivered in a highly professional and fun learning environment; each of the following areas of development is optimized ensuring the ultimate goal of "Music for Life" is obtained.
Music is one of the few remaining activities that reinforce the lesson of delayed gratification (the satisfaction of attaining goals following hard work)? Merriam's Keyfest Curriculum step-by-step approach provides students with the long term gratification of becoming more competent on their instrument while recognizing the small "wins" required to reach the goal.
"Merriam has motivated my daughter to really enjoy playing the piano." J. Cieslik