Why Choose Grace Music School

Long Island’s Premier Music School

Why Grace Music School?

Grace Music School brings together a community of dedicated and experienced teachers to provide personalized (and fun!) lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, drums, saxophone and clarinet. Our students also have the opportunity to collaborate with others, performing in ensembles at local schools and other venues.

We offer music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Whether you are interested in studying music for the first time, or a seasoned musician looking to improve your skills, Grace Music School is dedicated to bringing out the best musical ability in every student. We invite you to discover the benefits of joining the Grace Music School community.

Teacher Performance

We are kicking off our #GMSLoveMusic month with a special performance of L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole performed by GMS Melville’s Tuesday teachers and staff, The Grace Notes: featuring Music Director Matt Marcina on piano, Shiori Chazono on electric bass, Tom McClafferty on trumpet, Michael Alvarez on alto saxophone and vocals, Caitlin Francis on vocals, Kelly McGinnis on vocals, and Lesson Coordinator Nico Van Patten on vocals.

Best comprehensive music education in Suffolk County

Grace Music School offers private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, string, woodwind, drums, chamber music and early childhood music development classes – Music Fun Time – in ONE location! This saves our students time and money, as one family can take lessons on multiple instruments on the same day.

Other music schools may offer multiple instruments, but we are one of only a few schools that offer piano, voice, string, woodwind, guitar and drums in the same location. We also offer early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

Exceptional Teachers

Our experienced teachers are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun yet challenging learning environment. All our music instructors have either conservatory or music school training and most have professional performance experience. Many have attended top music schools including Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, Rice University, Indiana University, Mannes College, Stony Brook University and Aaron Copland School of Music.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned musician, we are confident that we have a teacher for you. Our team’s diverse skillset paired with an unwavering commitment to student success ensures your Grace Music School experience will be both fun and rewarding.

Grace Music School Benefits

A Proven Track Record of Excellence

See for yourself what students and parents are saying about Grace Music School! Our mission is to provide the highest quality music education in a fun, inviting atmosphere — and we have the track record to prove it.


Our Fort Salonga location is conveniently located on 25A just west of Sunken Meadow Parkway in the IGA Shopping Center, and our Steinway location is located at 505 Walt Whitman Road in Melville just south of the Walt Whitman Mall.

No Commitment Required

We do not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student is on a month-to-month basis and you are not required to commit to a long-term contract. You will also be pleased with our flexible make-up policy.

Multiple Performance Opportunities Throughout the Year

As a music school committed to musical excellence, we place a strong emphasis on providing multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.

For these performances, students will be performing or accompanied on a Steinway grand piano. These performances are low pressure and optional for our students and there are no admission fees.

Community-Oriented Since 2001

We live and work in the community we serve, and pride ourselves on supporting it through scholarships, performing at charity events and supporting other worthwhile local causes. See More

Flexible Lesson Times

Our flexible hours and multiple class times are designed to work around your busy schedule. We also offer morning hours for homeschool families and adults. Since we are a full-service music school, we are able to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunchtime lesson spots.


We Offer Discounts of up to 20% For Multiple Siblings or Lessons.

State of the Art Modern Facility

At the Fort Salonga location, our families enjoy a professional waiting room with comfortable chairs and WiFi. Our school is comprised of 7 music studios with full view French doors, allowing you to watch your child’s lesson while you wait (or you can sit in anytime you like!). Our school also features top of the line Steinway pianos. We also have a 70″ LED and surround sound system to take full advantage of music teaching applications/software and to host our “Music Movie Nights.” Our Steinway location includes 9 studios and complimentary coffee served fresh in our Steinway Café. In addition, our school boasts a beautiful concert space, equipped with a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.

Top of the Line Steinway Pianos

Through our partnership with Steinway and Sons, Grace Music School is proud to offer our students the best pianos for modern and classical music education. For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on Steinway & Sons pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music; the men and women who have shaped the world’s musical heritage. Today, more than 98 percent of the world’s active concert pianists choose to perform on Steinway pianos.

Picture Day

Every November and June, we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student’s parents love as they all want a quality photo of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

Referral Rewards

When you refer a friend to Grace Music School who enrolls for music lessons, you receive two FREE LESSONS!

There is no limit to how many free lessons you may earn, so tell all your friends!

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