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.