Finding the Right Fit

While you are researching the best piano instructor for your child or yourself, please read about the benefits of enrolling at MEA Piano Studio. MEA Piano Studio is one of the only independent piano studios in Alexandria with a full-time instructor. Brand new, complete beginners are welcome. Parents don't need a musical background only a commitment to lessons and regular practice. (That's the only way piano lessons can be successful!).

Students as young as four can begin lessons, though sometimes students as young as 3.5 are accepted. Lessons for younger students are kept very short. Fifteen minutes for four year old students and five to fifteen minutes for those that are younger. Students that are six to nine years old begin with thirty minute lessons while students that are nine through twelve begin with forty-five minute lessons. Students older than twelve, including adults, begin with sixty minute lessons.

The studio is located near the Springfield Mall in a professional office location. There is no need to travel to someone's house and there is plenty of parking. A waiting area is available for siblings and parents.

Lessons are fun and stress-free. Students are not forced to play in competitions but are encouraged to participate in several non-competitive performances throughout the year. Some are private. Some give trophies. And all give encouragement and feedback to the student.

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Schedule a free trial lesson at the Franconia location. It's important that the parent, student, and teacher all feel comfortable together. There is very much a team aspect to successful piano lessons and creating a good match at the beginning is essential.

Listen to original compositions created by current students. Students of all ages came up with these compositions on their own, some because I asked. And others, just did so on their own. Composing music is a natural part of a student's progression if they are practicing adequately. Why? Well, because students get bored practicing the same thing all the time, so they start to experiment with different sounds, and that leads to composing.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Private Piano Lessons
  • Group Piano LEssons

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • SMC - Springfield Music Club
  • VFMC - Virginia Federation of Music Clubs
  • NFMC - National Federation of Music Clubs
  • ACM - American College of Musicians
  • NGPT - National Guild of Piano Teachers

Serviced Areas

  • Franconia, Franconia Va, Springfield, Northern Virginia, Fairfax County

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, VISA

Contact Details

  Person MEA Piano Studio
  City Alexandria, VA
  Zip Code 22310
  Address 6210 Old Franconia Road
  Phone Number (703) 229-1708

Business Representative

MEA Piano Studio

Instructor and Owner

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Dual Diploma Piano Performance High School (Washington D.C.)

Radford University B.A. in Music Composition (Radford, Virginia)

Teaching Experience

9+ plus years as private piano teacher
Full-time instructor
Average of 50 students

Interesting Facts

Ran track at Woodrow Wilson High School while attending Duke Ellington
Graduated high school in the top ten
Ran track at Radford University
Was involved in Girl Scouts from first grade to high school graduation

Products & Services

Private Piano Lessons

$195 (as of 9/1/2018)

Private piano lessons for students as young as four years old. Lessons are fun.

Group Piano Lessons

$75 - $125

Group piano lessons of 2-6 students,

Promotions & Discounts

6 Piano Lessons for $149

Try out piano lessons! A great choice for beginning students that just want to try piano. Just contact the studio and ask about the Introductory Package that's especially for brand new students.

  • I would recommend this business
  • Lessons at an office instead of someone's home.

My children have been taking lessons here for 6 years and have learned so much and become really great pianists - all due to the instructor at MEA piano. She is a great teacher and I recommend her to everyone I meet!

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Northern Virginia Piano Lessons - MEA Piano Studio - Location Information

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Phone: 703-229-1708
Address: 6210 Old Franconia Rd., Alexandria, Va 22310

MEA Piano Studio Guild Auditions 2015

To Students:

Congratulations to all the students of MEA Piano Studio that committed, practiced, and performed their pieces for this year's Guild Auditions! Next year we will try for 300 pieces or more!!!

To Those Wondering:

The Guild Auditions are a non-competitive performance event piano students can participate in every year. There are testing centers all of the United States and several in Northern Virginia.

My students always do their Guild Auditions at my studio location was in Alexandria, Virginia.

MEA Piano Studio Student Composition Insane Phonograph

Student composition.
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From Our Website

Hi, I'm Michelle Ayler, the founder and director of MEA Piano Studio. My goals are deeper than simply teaching piano lessons in Alexandria, VA - I want kids to discover, master, and love music. By encouraging creativity and activity, I teach music fundamentals while making music lessons fun. If you want to enroll your child in lessons that they won't want to quit, please get in touch! I'd love to hear from you. My daughter took lessons from Michelle for one year, and had she wanted to stick with piano I absolutely would have stayed with Michelle.