Our mission is to provide music lessons, classes, and life enrichment at an affordable price to anyone interested, regardless of ability, disability, aptitude, or cognitive ability, and to foster connections between students and families for individual and community growth.
The more students’ practice, the better they play, and the longer they stick with it to feel that incredible joy of creating music!!
Teachers upload recordings and/or videos for students to be able to listen to or watch before playing each assignment, giving them a better idea of how it should sound when it is correct, thus aiding in learning and challenging the student with each practice. What a difference this has made for our students! :)
All assignments are entered into Teams for practice, and students have the ability to chat directly with your teacher throughout the week - and other students (with permission)!
Parents can log in and see your child's progress and practice records anytime and communicate with teachers.
We use Microsoft Teams for communication, classes, lessons, meetings, projects, assignments, and more!
Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
You can access Teams on any device! There is an app for any smartphone or tablet, as well as apps for Windows and Mac, or you can use it in a web browser!
Private, secure, and everything in one place! The only thing we cannot include is Tonara. When you enroll in our studio for ongoing classes, you'll be provided with a user account to access anything you need and communicate with your teacher(s) and other students.
In 1989 Malena started teaching piano and tutoring in French and other subjects, and Malena's Music Lessons was born!
She continued to teach music as a hobby until 2018, when she realized that there are few teachers in the local area who can effectively work with people who have disabilities, and this could be something to really bless the community!
In January, 2019 Malena and Malena's Music Lessons moved to Limerick, Maine, establishing a music studio & functional waiting room and truly becoming part of the local community. Early 2020 saw the transformation to Malena's Music Lessons & More, offering more homeschool & life enrichment classes!
We are a small in-home studio. 2 attached side rooms in the apartment are the studio and waiting room. If you're not comfortable with an in-home studio, please request online lessons. :)
Who's the cat? Baby Girl is our studio mascot! If you're allergic to cats, we 'd be happy to provide online lessons for you. :)
We believe strongly that everyone should be able to learn and grow, regardless of ability or disability. We have extensive experience working with children and adults with learning disabilities, developmental or intellectual disabilities (including Autism), anxiety, trauma, and physical deformities.
We now offer music lessons, academic, & life enrichment classes! Whether you're a just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance in a particular area, let's explore learning opportunities together! :)