Parents Feedback

One of the best music learning place.  Teachers are very nice and knows how to handle young kids. Ms.Melody is magical with kids, very patient, friendly. She is very knowledgeable and focused.  My son has a lot a fun and learns a lot at the same time. I was worried when virtual class started but teacher helps a lot sharing videos and audios which guides us to help kids practice. If we have doubt we can reach them anytime, with patience she reply’s to all our text. She encourages kids in such a way  where kids feel they want to practice more and show her. 

Really appreciate all the effort they are taking during this situation.  Thank you.

Highly recommended! 

K.V.

08/20/2020

The online piano class is a great learning experience for kids, thanks to the teacher. While a kid play we can also exercise on mute. The teacher is explaining clearly what to do, and we follow her advice, also we receive videos about the difficult parts of the songs
and rhythm which is greatly appreciated.

We do: playing the songs, learning rhythm, ear training, exercising with songs.

Although we miss being together on campus, we appreciate we don't have to drive, is time less consuming.

 

Thank you, Ms. Melody to make this class an opportunity for fun and learning!

M.

08/15/2020

The online piano group class in Melody academy not only helps kids learn piano, but also gives kids a chance to socialize. Ms. Melody is really detail oriented and makes sure the kids to pay attention to details in even those simple pieces. The class keeps kids engaged while teaching them piano skills. 

C.Y.

07/30/2020

My kid's first piano class starts from here. I didn't expect group lessons would be great, but the fact tells my kid loves the piano class so much.
MS Liz is a teacher for my kid's class. She is very nice and professional. She always teaches basic keyboard knowledge using a story. It helps a lot for little kids to remember it.
There're a lot of fun and activities in the class. It has never been a boring class.
I just signed up next session for my kid, because he really enjoys piano classes here. This is definitely a place he wants to go.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

X.Y.

11/07/2019

My son recently just finished his piano lessons for the first session in MAM. The lessons are fun and interactive, and the teachers are all very nice and friendly and patience. Una did a really good job, just after couple lessons, The little man can follow the rhythm to play and know some basics. He can even play hot cross bun! The most important thing is, he is always having fun during class and practicing, the love of the music is the most import piece here.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

S.Y.

11/06/2019

It's a great place to start your kids piano journal if you are seeking one for her/him. The teachers are all very nice and friendly, as a group lesson beginner my 6yr old girl is having so much fun with Ms Liz and the class friends. She's so looking forward to the class every week. We will continue for the next session and maybe transfer to private when she gets better on piano:)What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

E.H.

11/03/2019

My daughter has attended group sessions #1 and sessions #2 We tried other places in between but liked MAM more. Our session #2 teacher was Miss Melody, she did a great job engaging the kidsWhat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

A.A.

09/08/2019

Ms.Melody is an amazing teacher. Loves her students and pays a lot of attention to their learning!
We are continuing our 5 year old for more keyboard lessons.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Di R.

8/19/2019

It has been a pretty enriching experience for my kid here to learn basics of piano and now he started enjoying it while playing piano.

I would definitely recommend anyone to try this academy if your kid loves music and you want him/her to learn piano.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

D.M.

09/02/2019

My son has been going to Miss Melody's piano group class for over 5 months. I am very pleased with the teaching methodology and the pace of learning. The classes are structured more like an ecosystem so that students can learn music rather than just playing piano.

- The group class focuses on group performance, ear training and music theory. These components are taught together in a holistic fashion with explanations. Topics like scales/chords/cadences/arpeggios are grouped and taught in such a way that students can recognize patterns. For example, they use different keys to play the same tune like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars so students could understand how to apply what they learn.

- My son also goes to the private lesson for doing 1:1 practice sessions. The teacher Miss I-chen is very professional and friendly. This session is the more traditional piano learning lesson, with more focus on practicing and perfecting the piano playing skills. 

- There is also an MPP ( piano practice program) service where my son practices with a teacher online 2 times a week. This helps to get my son into the routine of practicing at home and also reduces the friction of me asking him everyday :)

Overall, I am super pleased with the experience and the methodology that is used. Me being someone who learned piano w/ a private teacher when I was a kid, I really wished I was taught this way so I have a much better experience, understanding, and enjoyment of music.

E.T.

6/5/2019

Our kids have been going there and we are pretty happy.  Are they perfect?  No.  But who is?  The important thing is that they do listen and have a dialog with us whenever there are issues about teacher-student interaction.  Piano instruction helps build long term patience, goal setting and of course musical skills.  They are doing a lot of good in our community.

M.D.

5/3/2019

How pleased we are with the Melody Academy of Music.   We discovered MAM 7 years ago when my daughter was 4 years old.  She is still taking lessons with MAM and my son also started piano lessons 3 years ago. What impressed me right away was the engaging style of instruction, couple with just enough program structure, to keep the kids progressing.  The musical concepts are taught with metaphors easily understood by young children, instead of technical terms.   The instructor (Ms. Melody herself) is one of the best teachers I've ever encountered in any subject... she is a perfect balance of fun and firm. I learned the piano when I was younger and practiced with lots of teachers - Melody is by far the best I have ever worked with.

In addition to group classes, MAM also coordinates an annual recital, which is a fantastic opportunity for learners to gain confidence in performing in front of audiences at an early age, and an annual exam through the Guild Foundation, which serves as a lightweight, low-pressure forcing function to hone the students' skills.  

After several years with MAM, out of all the activities my two kids are involved with (i.e. various sports, languages, and cultural activities), learning piano is by far their favorite.  They look forward to piano lessons every week which I believe is in large part because of the unique MAM experience.

I would highly recommend MAM to any family who is interested in having their children learn piano.

H.R.

12/07/2018

I am writing to express my strong appreciation of the excellent services provided by Melody Academy of Music (MAM). I also want to thank the City of Sunnyvale for listing MAM in their catalog. Enrolling our son in the MAM piano classes has been a huge positive for our family.

We first discovered MAM through the Sunnyvale Activities Catalog (web site). Our son has been attending their group piano classes continuously since January 2017 and will continue there for the foreseeable future. He was only 4.5 years old at that time and new to music lessons. Over the last two years, our son has developed great knowledge and enjoyment of piano music. He is now able to read sheet music and perform confidently on stage. My son and I look forward to the piano class at MAM every week. We also enjoy practicing regularly at home.

Ms. Melody Wu and her highly qualified staff do an excellent job of teaching the children to enjoy music and learn to perform it. The curriculum and the teaching methods used by MAM are well designed to train young children. The teachers are very passionate about music and caring about young kids. They focus on teaching kids the proper technique for performing music but do it in an enjoyable way. The kids have a fun time in class while also improving their listening, reading, and performance skills gradually.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, MAM also organizes an annual recital in October each year where each student performs solo on stage. This is an important and amazing event held in a large auditorium in front of a live audience. The annual recital is the highlight of each year and we cherish it. The kids gain a lot of confidence and self-esteem from such opportunities.

MAM also trains the kids to succeed in the annual Music Guild Exams. The teachers take the time to help the kids prepare for this important exam and make sure that they have a good experience.

Thanks to MAM, piano music has become an important and essential part of daily life in my family.

S.R.

11/28/2018

My 8 year old daughter has been taking piano classes with Miss Yina at the Cupertino school for about a month now and she loves it! Yina is so patient and kind, and makes the lessons really fun and interactive. When my daughter gets distracted she is great at gently refocusing her. My daughter has already asked when we can sign up for the next round of classes. Thank you Melody Academy!

L.B.

6/16/2018

Melody Academy of Music is single-handedly the best music school in the bay area. The teaching environment is engaging, professional, and productive. Ms. Melody and all of her staff are friendly and creative; Ms. Melody helps build up the confidence of children so they are able to compete and perform in community events, recitals, and local competitions, but she also makes sure she paces the students so it is appropriate and they are still enjoying their music journey. Ms. Melody's priority is 100% her students and making sure they're still having fun, while building a lasting impact on them. She is dedicated to her students and establishes connections with them; I highly recommend Melody Academy of Music!

I.W.

5/13/2018

My son has been going to the Melody Academy of Music for the past 7 years. He started when he was only 4 years old with a group lesson with Ms. Melody, who is also the principal of the school. We have had a wonderful music journey with the school over the past years. The teachers in the school are very capable and kind to the students and their families. We also had a great access to a lot of local events and music competitions, which my son really enjoyed participating and also got a lot of motivation and inspiration. I would highly recommend the school to other parents who are looking to start music education to their children.

E. H.

5/12/2018

My girl loves to go to MAM. The teacher turns the music terms into stories and animals characters that kids like. And she also enjoys playing games and dancing in the class. Now, this is the third session we registered, she starts to read music notes on grand clef. I can see her improvement every week! Both of us like MAM.

W.J. Z.

​5/9/2018

Our kid started piano class at here at her 4 years old. She is in the group class taught by the owner Miss Melody. My kid got a lot of fun and encouragement from the group class. Now she is also having private lessons here. It's a great school.

F. Z.

5/8/2018

I am writing to let you know about my amazing experience with Melody Academy of Music (MAM). I have two kids (ages 7 and 5) enrolled with their music program. We have been with MAM for over 3 years now. During this time, my kids have worked with multiple teachers in both group and individual class scenarios.

We have been very impressed by the well designed curriculum that focuses on theory and practise. The classes are structured to keep the kids engaged, develop their skills, build their confidence in performing and help kids develop a love for music!!

MAM augments their classroom teaching by coordinating music certification exams and multiple recitals throughout the year. This takes a tremendous amount of effort to pull off and I am really thankful for the life skills that our kids learn along with the opportunity to perform to an audience.

I cannot overstate the professionalism, attitude and dedication of the teachers and staff along with the inspiring leadership skills of Ms. Melody. In all, we are thrilled that MAM is in our life and thank you for making that happen!

R.B.

February 26, 2018

My son enjoyed the group piano lessons, he liked to continue on the second set of classes. Way to go in keeping his interest going.

J.S.

March 16, 2017

I wanted to express how pleased we are with the Melody Academy of Music.   We discovered MAM two years ago when my daughter was 5 years old.  What impressed me right away was the engaging style of instruction, couple with just enough program structure, to keep the kids progressing.  The musical concepts are taught with metaphors easily understood by young children, instead of technical terms.   The instructor (Ms. Melody herself) is one of the best teachers I've ever encountered in any subject... she is a perfect balance of fun and firm.

In addition to group classes, MAM also coordinates an annual recital, which is a fantastic opportunity for learners to gain confidence in performing in front of audiences at an early age, and an annual exam through the Guild Foundation, which serves as a lightweight, low-pressure forcing function to hone the students' skills.  

After two years with MAM, out of all the activities my daughter is involved with (ie. various sports, languages, and cultural activities), learning piano is by far her favorite.  She looks forward to piano lessons every week (which is saying a lot given her distaste for lessons in general) and I have no doubt that playing piano will be a lifelong love, in large thanks to MAM.

I would highly recommend MAM to any family who is interested in having their children learn piano.

N. L. (parent of MAM student)

March 8, 2017

It's cool that Miss Elaine encourages the parents to participate. The class is well structured, which I like. My daughter says that she likes this class better than previous from another place because there are fun activities included.

T.A.

August 15, 2016

Excellent music program for children! My daughter and son really enjoy learning music here! Their curriculum is fun and engaging. The teachers are very professional and patient! Highly recommended!

P.P.H.

April 22, 2016

I registered my 4 year-old daughter to Six group piano classes ( 45-minute per lesson ) a $65. Talented instructor teaches kids how to read music notes and count beats in easy and fun way. My daughter continued her piano lessons here after 6 group classes. What a great start for my kids music journey! Highly Remommend!

K.J.

April 22, 2016

I want to thank you for offering Melody Academy of Music in the Palo Alto Recreation Guide. The Academy is a great music school for young children.

Last year I registered my 5 year old in piano classes for the first time, and I am really grateful to have made that choice. My son is thriving in his new musical skill, and most importantly, enjoying the classes very much. 

One of the things I would like to point out about the group classes, is that music is taught in a fun way to keep young children engaged. Group classes are also supplemented with monthly private sessions, where posture, and other performance details are corrected. Also, parent participation is required, which is another benefit, as the parents can help with the daily practice at home. And the most important event is the Annual Recital, which takes place in November, at a performing arts stage around the Bay Area. The children perform their best pieces in front of an audience, and after that, they receive a trophy for their hard work. It makes them feel really special!

A.F.

November 24, 2015

First of all, MAM has a great strategy to teach young kids.  Group lesson is strongly recommended by us for kids to start.  Group lessons make kids learn and enjoy playing piano.  They teach music notes, beats, rhythm, and scales in readily understandable and fun ways to keep young kids stay interested in learning.  Correct playing postures are also building up through group lessons.  Secondly, the materials are carefully chosen by teachers for individual learners.  Teachers here at MAM understand students' levels precisely and will provide appropriate books for them to learn.  Students normally have more than 3 books (sometimes 5 ~ 6 books) to broaden their fundamental skills.  Strong fundamental skill is the key to learn instruments!  MAM is the music school that emphasizes it.  In addition, parent's participation is required at MAM.  Parents sit in the classroom together with their kids in order to help young kids practice at home.  Kids have benefited from parents' participation stupendously in such young age.  Moreover, MAM provides great opportunities for students to perform music.  The Annual Recital is the most important event for students to perform on stage.  An official performing arts stage, such as children's theater or musical hall, is provided for annual recital.  Students will practice their music in detail and will proudly present their achievements on stage every year.  All MAM teachers help students prepare for this big event.  Almost every student moves to a newer music lever after the recital.

My son started his piano journey at age of 5 in a group lesson here at MAM.  He has lots of fun with other kids while learning piano in group lesson.  He's been staying with MAM for over 3 years now.  Based on the strong fundamental skills building up at MAM, he won several awards in piano competition, including an outstanding one.  One thing is for sure, my son will keep his piano journey for life time.  We are thankful to register MAM thru your recreation guide and start my son's music with MAM.  Melody Academy of Music is definitely a great music school for young kids.

F.F.

Mar 3, 2015

I'm sorry your high schooler had tough instructors and good for your daughter that it didn't discourage her entirely from music. I had the same concerns when I started my son on piano 5-6 yrs ago about keeping it fun. 

We found the owner of the school, ms melody thru los altos park and rec. she is fun loving, enthusiastic and is an amazing woman but only does group lessons now. 

This school offers group lessons for little ones to keep it fun and the instructors for private lessons are young, sweet and very accomplished. Can't recommend them and especially our private instructor, ms Ichen, highly enough for encouraging and instilling the love of music in all our kids. 

E.S.

October 14, 2015

I am writing to share my experience with Melody Academy of Music. This is a great music school for children! My daughter takes piano, violin, and music theory lessons here. We are extremely satisfied with their teachers, curriculum, and facility. MAM has many talented and highly qualified music teachers with great experience and patience with children. They make music lessons enjoyable and fun! I am also extremely impressed by the dedications of MAM teachers! They are always thinking about what is the best for their students! This year my son also started the piano group lesson at MAM. He is having so much fun and really looks forward to his piano lessons every week. The MAM administrative staff is also very friendly and professional!

 I am really glad that I choose the right music school for my children! I highly recommended MAM to other parents!

P.P.H

November 24, 2015

Recently enrolled my 4-year old daughter in Melody's Music class. It was a great learning experience...for both my daughter and myself.  The teacher Melody Wu has a great way teaching music to young kids. She inspires serious learning through fun activities combined music lessons. I have never known that learning to play piano and reading musical notes can be this much fun.

Thank you, Ms. Melody Wu!

B.X.

March 29, 2008

Understand that you run the Palo Alto Enjoy program.  My daughter, Jennifer has enjoyed many classes through that program, starting when she was a baby.  She recently completed the 6-week group piano intro program for 4-5 year olds.  I am writing to tell you what a wonderful experience it was for her.  The instructor, Dorcas Pang, is energetic and motivating, and the lessons are a well-rounded approach to music, including keyboard awareness, rhythm, and ear-training.  Jennifer was delighted to be able to play three, recognizable, songs by the mini-recital on the 6th week.

 She is now taking the 12-week second session, and is terribly excited to practice piano.  Yesterday, when I told her that she was going to her piano lesson, then to visit a friend who has a pool, she exclaimed “This is the best day in my whole life!”

T.B.

Jun 21, 2009

I wanted to send you a quick note letting you know how happy we have been with the programs/classes offered through the Cupertino Parks and Recreation department.  Last year my daughter Victoria (Whall) signed up for  the Group Violin Program offered through Cupertino Parks and Rec. via Melody Academy of Music(MAM).  The group violin lessons was a great low risk way of seeing whether Victoria would actually like playing the violin.  The group lessons offered a friendly environment where the kids could all struggle together, and the teacher Emily Lin was outstanding in the way she handled the new “musicians”.   Victoria continues to play violin and is taking private lessons from Emily through MAM.  Overall, a great program offered through MAM. 

C.T.O.

May 14, 2009

I would like to recommend Melody Academy of Music group music lessons. My daughter will start her second year of lessons this January and all our experience was very positive. The classes are very age appropriate and fun. Her teacher Ms. Lin is very nice and accommodating. I plan to enroll my son when he would be right age. I wish more children would be able to enjoy the world of music taught in such easy and non-threatening way.

N. T.

December 10, 2007

"MAM has many talented and highly qualified music teachers with great experience and patience with children. They make music lessons enjoyable and fun! My daughter's piano/music theory teacher Ms. Melody is one of the most devoted teachers that I have ever seen. She always puts her students first and always thinks about what's the best for them! She is also a highly achieved piano teacher in bay area. [...]"

Edward C.

Fremont, CA

It has been a pretty enriching experience for my kid here to learn basics of piano and now he started enjoying it while playing piano.

I would definitely recommend anyone to try this academy if your kid loves music and you want him/her to learn piano.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

D.M.

09/02/2019

My daughter has attended group sessions #1 and sessions #2 We tried other places in between but liked MAM more.Our session #2 teacher was Miss Melody, she did a great job engaging the kidsWhat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

A.A.

09/08/2019

Please reload

Honored Alumni

Wilbur Ji

Western University of Health Sciences

I first enrolled in Melody Academy of Music almost 20 years ago when I was only 4 years old. At the time, I was just starting to learn how to play the piano. I distinctly remember always looking forward to my music sessions on the weekends because MAM made it so enjoyable. From the games to the lessons, there was never a dull moment. My very first lessons were with Melody Wu, from which I later transitioned to private lessons with Flora Wong. Thanks to my teachers at MAM and the musical education they offered, I have always felt musically inclined. To this day, the ability to connect with music has helped me in almost every aspect of my life. MAM instilled in me an everlasting love and appreciation of music. It is with the highest degree of praise and admiration that I say thank you to Melody Wu, Flora Wong, and Melody Academy of Music.

Honored Alumni

Brandon Yang

Graduated from Stanford University

I attended Melody Music School when I was 4. The teachers introduced me to the wonder of music and helped me build confidence to play music and share it with others. While I'm not a musician, to this day, I still come back to the piano as a hobby that helps me stay grounded and peaceful. Thank you Melody Music School!

Honored Alumni

Ethan Henry Saxe

Music Educator

In my experience at MAM, I have found that Melody provided a basis for what allowed my musical growth to flourish, teaching me concepts that would carry over to any instrument I played in the future. She is incredibly friendly and patient and works well with children of all age groups!"

Honored Alumni

Eric Deng

Robotic Engineer

My name is Eric Deng and I am currently a Robotics Engineer working at Facebook after graduating from

University of Southern California. “Dinosaur D” is the very first music note that I learned from Mrs. Wu

in my first class at MAM – it is hard to think that was 17 years ago. I still remember every Saturday

morning I would look forward to my MAM classes – for the fun (YES – she made music very fun for a 5

year old!) and to collect my dinosaur stickers. MAM really has a great way to teach young kids and

inspire them. The effort was put into each recital (to make the students get the sense of

accomplishment!) was tremendous. I am very grateful that my mom signed me up for MAM and music

has since then been a big part of my life (I played both piano and oboe later) -- it all started with that

very first note “D”.

Honored Alumni

© 2015 by Melody Academy of Music.

  • Facebook App Icon