|A living note in the song of life.
SARASOTA AND BOCA RATON FLORIDA
Additional Instruments Taught:
Bass, Vocal, Violin, Viola, Ukulele,
Piano Competitions Kids Rock Bands
CHILD PROGIDY SERIES
Rated the Top Kids Program in Sarasota
Over 400 students taught in the last 7 years!
Click here for the December 2015 Performance
Click To View the January 2015 Performance on You Tube
Click to view the August 2015 performance
Private and Group Lessons With
Private lessons: Ages 2 to adult. All levels - Beginner to Advanced. Unique, customized
approach for fast start. Genres: Classical, Rock, Easy Listening, Jazz Improvisation, Holiday, Broadway Themes, Rhythm and
Blues, Ragtime. Note Reading, Music Composition, Sight Reading, Theory, Technique, Ear Training, Orchestration/Instrumentation
and Performance. Lessons in Sarasota are available Mondays and Tuesdays, and in Boca Raton on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,
and by appointment on weekends.
lessons: 30 minute to 90 minute lessons $45 for 30 minutes. $60 for 45 minutes, $70 for an hour and $110 for 90 minutes
lessons. Fees are per week and are paid monthly at the beginning of the month.
Gifted Students: Ages 3 and up. 95% of Miss Marcy’s students have gifted IQ’s and lessons are structured on an individualized
basis to accommodate and encourage advanced learning techniques.
Disabled Students: Ages 3 and up. 40% of Miss Marcy’s students have learning disabilities
including Autism, ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia. Most of these children also have high IQ levels. These lessons are structured on an individualized basis
to work with mainstreaming these students into traditional school curriculums.
The Child Prodigy Series - Top rated children's preschool-kindergarten piano program in Sarasota
also coming to Boca Raton. Unique Group lessons for preschoolers. Children play on quality baby grand piano in variety of colors,ages
2-5. Tuesdays 9AM to 9:30 AM. Note reading and rhythm taught in a fun and educational environment with small colorful
baby grand pianos and percussion. Kids sing, learn to play the piano and dance and "shake their sillies out!!".
30 minute classes $25 per week paid upfront monthly.
Music Company - Rock and Roll Bands for Elementary and Teen students. Students perform throughout the year on keyboard, vocal with
harmonization, drums, bass, guitar. Music includes: Classic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Broadway Musicals, and other themes.
Boca Raton students work with Miss Marcy in Boca studio and perform in Sarasota at the two large performances per year
with Music Company.
Junior Company- Ages 5 - 10 Mon 7PM-7:30 in Sarasota, and Sundays
10:30 - 11AM in Boca Raton. $20 per week paid upfront monthly.
Senior Company -Ages10-17 Tues 7:30-8:00 in Sarasota and Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7PM in Boca Raton.
$25 per week paid upfront
Note Bee Class - Ages 4-10, group class. Kids learn advanced techniques in note reading, keyboard identification of notes,
key signatures, time signatures, note values. Monthly "note bees" with prizes! Classes are taught in an advanced
manner and students learn advanced music theory and note reading at a fast pace.
Sarasota 6:30-7PM and Sundays 11AM - 11:30AM in Boca Raton. $25 per week paid upfront monthly.
Locations: Miss Marcy Director, teaches in the Sarasota
Studio on Mondays and Tuesdays and by appointment on Sundays located in the Bee Ridge/Tuttle vicinity in the newly renovated
"Funky Vintage" 1920's Studio located off Bee Ridge and Swift.
Miss Marcy personally teaches on Mondays from 11AM until 9PM, Tuesdays from 7:00AM until 8PM, and
Sundays by appointment Miss Marcy teaches in the Boca Raton Studio Wednesdays and Thursdays from
9AM until 8PM, and Fridays from 9AM until 4:30 PM and Sunday mornings.
Credentials: Miss Marcy maintains her Bachelors degree in Piano Performance and Music Management, her
Masters in Business Administration Degree with concentration in Organizational Behavior, and her Executive Juris Doctor and
completed the Harvard Investment Banking Program. She is Chairperson for FINRA, judging Investment Arbitrations, is
an Expert Witness for the Investment Field, and Managing Principal. Miss Marcy performed as a Classical
Pianist throughout Metro NYC. She accompanied the New Jersey School of Ballet and was a student teacher at The New York
City High School Of Performing Arts, (site for the movie FAME). She attended New York University, Hartt College of Music,
Barney School of Business and Concord Law School.
Lessons with Miss Donna, Miss Robynne, and
lessons with Miss Donna:
Private Piano lessons are available Monday through Friday, from the hours of 2PM
until 8PM, and Saturdays from the hours of 9AM until 1PM. Students are accepted from the age of 6 to adult, beginner to intermediate.
Genres include classical and easy listening.
Lessons are structured in 30, 45 and 60 minute time slots.
are $40, $50 and $60 respectively.
Group lessons are conducted in music theory. Please contact the Academy for information
of dates and times of the classes.
Private Piano lessons with Miss Robynne:
Private lessons in guitar,
bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, autoharp, and violin.
Lesson times: Monday through Friday, from the hours of 3PM until
8PM, and Saturdays from the hours of 9AM until 1PM.
Students are accepted from the age of 5 to adult, beginner to advanced.
All genres of music are taught including classical and rock.
Lessons are 30 minutes
Fees are $40 per lesson.
Private Piano lessons with Miss Elizabeth:
Private Piano lessons
are available Monday through Friday, from the hours of 4PM AM until 8PM, and Saturdays from the hours of 9AM until 5PM. Students
are accepted from the age of 5 to 10, beginner to advanced beginner.
Lessons are 30 minutes in length
and include technique, theory, note reading, and repertoire.
Fees are $30 per lesson.
Link to 12 year old student, playing 4 years with Miss Marcy,
classical competition student, rock student, drums, keyboard, piano, bass, guitar, vocal, sax, bassoon playing Piano Man
by Billy Joel. Click below:
Click here to view the most recent December 2015 performance
Link to Video of the Academy's performance January 2015
Link to article published about Marcy Gilroy, The Director and Founder. Click
You Tube of Miss Marcy playing the
piano for The Sarasota Observer. Scroll to the bottom of the article:
View Videos Of Classical Competition Students
and Music Company
|Student performing with Music Company
Finding an instructor for an adult with
piano experience has not been an easy task. Throughout the years I tried several teachers who who were not able to motivate
or extend my skills. Then I met Marcy Gilroy. From the first lesson I felt excited by her teaching methods. Marcy used appropriated
materials and techniques to review finger exercises. Her love for music was evident when she recommended newpieces and impressed
me by playing them beautifully. I was appreciative that Marcy respected my musical influences and asked me for input when
chossing new pieces to play. She was everything I had looked for in a teacher. Marcy was extremely accomplished, supportive,
and encouraging. But, most importantly, marcy knew how to effectively extend my skills. After a few months of lessons I was
playing better than I ever have. This has give me great pleasure along with a sense of wonder by how much I had achieved in
a short period of time. I highly recommend Marcy Gilroy's teaching style and expertise to any musical adult who dreams of
playing the piano well. Adult student Eileen Klein 9 years of previous piano lessons. Degrees in Education and English. Boca
Raton. April 2015
Marcy has been, hands down, the best music instructor our daughter Amanda has had. Amanda came to Marcy just six months ago
with five years of piano lessons under her belt. Unfortunately she could read very little music, but had near perfect pitch.
Marcy promised us that in less than one year she would be able to read all her notes and be able to play any composition she
chose. In the short time our daughter has been with A Prelude to the Classics, she has far exceeded our expectations and is
on her way to becoming an accomplished piano player – all thanks to Ms. Marcy who understands her students and creates
an environment where the student loves to learn and can’t wait until their next lesson. Thank you for all you do! Shana
(mother of 13 year old student) 2012
Thank you so much for your devotion and support with teaching the kids.
You have taught my children to love playing a musical instrument
and for that I truly thank you!"
Janet Kempton 2009
"A Prelude to the Classics
is a music studio that is beyond compare. My 13 year old son has been playing with Marcy for five years and was given a full
scholarship for the summer music program at the renowned Interlochen Music Camp and was at the top of the class. Marcy
is not only talented herself, but she has a natural way with people. Marcy knows how to read people and speak to their personal
abilities. My son is very intelligent, but she can communicate with him in ways that I cannot. She knows how to "reign
people in", and always keep it fun! When you cone to one of her lessons, her students always have a smile on their faces!
Joining A Prelude to the Classics with without a doubt one of the best decisions we have ever made. We continue to watch our
son flourish while he is having a ball!"
|Miss Marcy as appeared in Herald Tribune Article
"Learning to play music was on my “bucket list”, so for my 60th birthday
I bought a keyboard. I started with the Easy Play method, but found progress slow. After just 3 months
of lessons with Marcy, I can read music and play scales, along with a wide range of chords. I now have the fundamentals needed
to make real progress. Marcy likes to challenge her students to move forward, but provides ample encouragement.
She makes learning fun, and is highly effective for students of all ages. "
Sam Swope 5/2010
"Thank you so much for all the love and support you
show Amelia with all her lessons over all the years! She loves and adores you, and so do we! " Sheila (mother 5 year
old student) 2012
"Thank you for all of the lessons and TLC you have
shown Devin. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and we look forward to many more years of working with you..."
Ann (mother, 11 year old student) 2012
"Thank you for all you do all year long! You have
become part of our family, and we adore you!!" Ashley (mother, 3 year old student) 2014
|Miss Marcy with student performing
|Miss Marcy with student performing
|Miss Marcy with student performing