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of Music

Performances at Carnegie Hall

Welcoming & Friendly 
Music Community

Experience the Grace Music School Difference


Music Lessons For All Ages

The Gift of Music Lasts Forever.

OUR MISSION is to provide exceptional music education to students of all ages; cultivate a life-long love of music in a nurturing environment; and to help our students realize their potential as musicians and in other important areas of life.

Grace Music School offers private instruction in piano, voice, singing, guitar, violin, cello, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drum and ensemble lessons, as well as early childhood music development classes – Music Fun Time – in ONE location!

We are members of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), a Steinway and Sons Education Partner, and have all Steinway designed pianos at our school.



Music Programs & Other Offerings 

Private Lessons


Music FunTime


Recitals / Concerts


Summer Programs


Sales / Rentals


Picture Day



Choose the Music You Want to Learn

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We have over 40 music teachers who are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them.  All our music instructors have either conservatory or music school training and most have professional performance experience. 

With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Need to learn the piano for example? Searching the web for ‘piano teachers near me‘, or ‘piano lessons near me‘? We have stellar piano teachers that can help you achieve your musical goals!  


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Music Lessons In A Nurturing & Family Friendly Environment

The Gift of Music Lasts Forever.

When you are searching for ‘music lessons near me‘, or ‘music classes near me‘ you will note we have two Long Island music schools in western Suffolk County Long Island.  We serve Fort Salonga, Northport, Kings Park, Smithtown, Commack, Greenlawn, Centerport, Huntington, Plainview, Melville, Dix Hills, Deer Park, Syosset, and beyond.  Our locations are easily accessed by major roads and we have flexible hours to accommodate today’s busy families. Please visit us to learn why we are earning the reputation of being Suffolk County’s Premier and best music school!


Upcoming Live Event

December 10

Grace Music School at Steinway & Sons
505 Walt Whitman Road, Melville NY 11747

6:00pm – 7:30pm

(631) 470-9705  (Melville)

Winter Recital








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Top Four Reasons to Choose Us

Best Comprehensive Music Education on Long Island. No other music school offers you the same benefits we can.

1. FREE Recitals

2. Family Safety Plan

3. Month-by-Month Payments

4. Unlimited Make-Up Classes


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Why Choose Us?

Best comprehensive music education in Suffolk County

Grace Music School offers private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, string, woodwind, drums, ensembles and early childhood music development classes – Music Fun Time – in ONE location!

A Proven Track Record of Excellence

Visit our client reviews below and see what our students and parents are saying.  Our full-time mission is providing music education of the highest quality and we have a proven track record in support of this. At our core, we are a music school and not a music retail store that provides music lessons as an ancillary service.


Our Fort Salonga school is conveniently located on 25A in Fort Salonga, just west of Sunken Meadow Parkway in the IGA Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there is never any traffic or busy streets to cross. Our Steinway location is 505 Walt Whitman Road in Melville just South of the Walt Whitman Mall.

Month-to-Month Lessons

We do not require semester minimums for lessons.  Every student here 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 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. These are low pressure and optional for our students and there are no admission fees for these recitals. In addition, our more advanced students have the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Generous Family Discounts

We offer discounts of up to 20% for multiple siblings or lessons.

State of the Art Modern Facility

At our Fort Salonga location, our clients enjoy a professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, bottled water, and WIFI. Our school is comprised of 7 music studios with a full view of French Doors. 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 music studios and complimentary coffee served fresh in our Steinway Café.  In addition, this location boasts a beautiful concert space, equipped with a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.  Both of our schools also feature top of the line Steinway pianos.

Family Owned and Operated

We are confident that you will immediately notice the difference and positive atmosphere as compared to other music schools. We live in the community and support it by providing scholarships to local schools, performing at charity events and supporting other worthwhile causes.


What Our Students Say

Fort Salonga Location Reviews

Morgan is very, very sweet! The instructors are kind and very involved with their students and parents. They also make learning fun because my kids can’t wait to go back every week

I very much enjoy taking piano lessons at Grace Music School. The staff have implemented safety protocols, including online lessons and on-site adjustments, to help keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Matt Marcina, my teacher, is excellent. He is great at explaining music theory, as it applies to pieces I am working on, and structures the weekly lessons into a series of successful experiences for me. This makes me want to keep practicing - and return. He consistently demonstrates kindness and patience...and has a good sense of humor! I am very pleased with the progress I have made since starting lessons with Matt, just over 2 years ago. Every staff member I have encountered at this school is extremely professional, and Kim is very pleasant and helpful with regard to scheduling. I highly recommend Grace Music School.

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Melville Location Reviews

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Wonderful caring family run business! I have recommended several friends and family members and everyone loves this school. The teachers and staff are all so talented and supportive. Grace Music school truly fosters a nurturing envionment for children to learn to love music and build the confidence they need as students.


Grace Music School in the News

Grace Music School Makes Wish Come True!


Grace Music School has teamed up with Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, a 501 non-profit organization that helps makes wishes come true for children diagnosed with critical illnesses, to present a special fundraising event, “Concert for a Wish,” at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport Village on April 9. 100 percent of the net proceeds from the event benefitted Christian, a five-year-old boy from North Babylon who is suffering from a brain tumor. His “wish” was to go to Walt Disney World.

Grace Music School Student Performance at Carnegie Hall


Carnegie Hall is one of the most celebrated music venues in the world with a rich history of outstanding performers and memorable concerts. Grace Music School joined the ranks of those musical greats when students and teachers from their school took center stage at Carnegie’s Weill Hall on June 2. This was their third time performing at Carnegie Hall in the last four years.

Grace Music School Faculty Concert Benefiting Make-A-Wish®


Grace Music School will be holding a fund raiser for the benefit of Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County at the beautiful Engeman Theater in Northport Village.  100% of the net proceeds from this event will be donated to Make-A-Wish®.  School faculty and other guest performers will be featured and it will be held on April 9, 2019.  Tickets can be purchased directly through the Engeman Theater Box Office beginning in October.

Piano Competition Featuring Repertoire from Billy Joel’s Classical Album “Fantasies and Delusion”


We are proud to be hosting our second piano competition featuring the classical music from Billy Joel’s classical album “Fantasies and Delusions.” We last held this competition in 2017 and nearly $2,000 in prizes were given out.  The winner of this competition will not only receive a cash prize, but will be a featured performer at our 2019 Carnegie Hall and Benefit concerts.  This competition was extensively covered in the media including News 12. Registration will begin on September 15.  Call the school for more details.

Carnegie Hall 2019 2nd Encore Performance


We are proud to be returning to Carnegie Hall on May 31, 2019.  This concert features students and faculty from our school and promises to be another amazing evening of music making at the world’s premier music venue.  Information on student auditions will be available in October.

Student Appreciation Day and Open House September 15, 2018 • 11 AM to 4 PM


Grace Music School will be hosting our annual Student Appreciation Day and Open House at our Steinway & Sons location in Melville to kick off our fundraising food drive for the Long Island Harvest! We are proud to back this wonderful organization in its efforts to help families in need all over the Island.  It will be a fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring:

Make Your Own Sundae Bar • Food & Refreshments • Raffles • Popcorn Machine • Games • Face Painting • Caricature Drawings • Student and Faculty Musical Performances • School Tours • Trial Lessons

Grace Music School Opens Second Location As 1st And Only Music School To Be Integrated Into Steinway-Owned Showroom


Grace Music School is proud to announce the opening of their second music school at the STEINWAY & SONS piano showroom in Melville (505 Walt Whitman Rd). The opening of the school marks the first time in the history of Steinway, founded in 1853, a music school has been integrated into a Steinway-owned showroom.


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