|Marcy Gilroy, Director/Founder
Credentials. Top Rated Music Academy in Sarasota Florida and Boca Raton/Delray Florida Top Performance Opportunities.
120 Students. Classical and Rock. Performance, Technique, Composition, Orchestration,
Adult and children ages 2 to 90+
Lessons Sarasota, Vocal Lessons Sarasota
Drum Lessons Sarasota
and Vocal Lessons Boca Raton
Call or Text 941-266-5847
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Private and Group Music - Piano Lessons for Preschoolers, Elementary, Teen, and Adult beginning at age two. 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.
Private Vocal Lessons - Ages 4 to adult. All levels, all genres.
Drums - Ages 4 to adult. All levels, all genres.
Child Prodigy Series - Top
rated children's preschool piano program in Sarasota. Unique Group lessons for preschoolers. Children play
on quality baby grand piano in variety of colors, ages 2-5 . Note reading and rhythm taught in a fun and educational environment. Small classes.
Music Company - Rock and Roll Bands
for Elementary and Ten students. Students perform throughout the year on keyboard, vocal with harmonization, drums, bass,
guitar. Junior Company, ages 4-7, Senior Company, ages 8-17, "Chill", ages 13-20, performs "gigs".
Mondays through Thursdays in Sarasota, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Boca Raton serving Delray, Deerfield Beach,
Pompano, and surrounding areas. Assistant Piano Teachers available in Sarasota Weekends in Sarasota.
Drum lessons available Monday through Thursday in Sarasota.
Workshops: Professional Vocal Training "Sing Like a Star"
workshops in Sarasota. Vocal and breathing warm up exercises. Increase your vocal range. Techniques for vibrato. Vocal
to safely sing a “Rock Scream” and other vocal demands in rock. How to sing for an audition for a school musical
or talent show and make the “lead” in a play/musical. Bio’s and headshots and photo shoots for auditions and modeling.
|6 Year Old Student Performing
to article published about Marcy Gilroy, The Director and Founder
You Tube of Miss Marcy playing the
piano for The Sarasota Observer. Scroll to the bottom of the article:
Videos Of Classical Competition Students
and Music Company Students Performing:
5 year old - Vocal Solo
5, 2011 Performance - age 8 playing piano 18 months
Music Company Opening Song - School's Out.
5, 2011 Performance - Ages 7 - Adult.
Studio is able to work with children
with learning disabilities including ADD, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Behavior, and Autism as well as those classified
as Gifted and Talented. Studio additionally is capable of working with adults with Arthritis and
|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 2012
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 9 year old son has been playing with Marcy for a year and a half and sounds like
he has been playing since he was two. 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!"
Joanna LaRussa 2011
|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) 2011
Graduate Renowned Hartt College of Music in Piano Performance
NYU School of Performing Arts Performed Metropolitan
New Jersey School of Ballet
Taught NYC High School for Performing Arts (site for filming of movie FAME)
Member Asolo Theatre, Designing Women, G. Wiz
Arts and Culture Philanthropic
Committees and Chairperson in Sarasota
Florida State Music Teachers Association Member National Music Teacher Association
to represent Sarasota County by National Association of Professional Women
Administration Executive Juris Doctor
Assistant Instructors trained in Traditional
and Suzuki, and performances in local clubs and bands.
|Miss Marcy with student performing
|Miss Marcy with student performing
|Miss Marcy with student performing