Grace Music School

505 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY
(631) 470-9705




Grace Music School

Grace Music School provides high quality one-on-one private music instruction for piano, voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds, percussion, and early childhood music development classes…Music FunTime, at two convenient locations in western Suffolk County.  Our mission is to provide exceptional music education to students of all ages and cultivate a life-long love of music in a nurturing environment.  Moreover, we seek to help students realize their potential not only as musicians, but in other important areas of life. 

We provide our students with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year to allow them to demonstrate their musical skills and help motivate them to advance further.  Among these are NYSSMA preparation recitals, which allow students to publicly perform their pieces in a friendly and supportive environment prior to the NYSSMA festival.  Our performance venues include an intimate performance space at our Fort Salonga location, a beautiful concert space featuring a concert grand piano at our Steinway location and Carnegie Hall, where our most advanced and dedicated students can showcase their talents.

Meet Our Team
Grace Heaphy - Music Director

Grace Heaphy - Music Director

Grace is passionate about the importance of music in life because of the strong correlation to success in all areas of life. She received her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music and Masters in Piano Performance at NYU. Grace was a faculty member of NYU’s piano and the Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp. Grace began teaching piano in 2005 and performed at Carnegie and Steinway Halls, Lincoln Center, the Staller Center, Greenfield Hall. Grace was selected as one of the “30 under 30” on Long Island for making a positive contribution to their community and industry.

Exceptional Teachers - Instrument and Voice Instructors

Exceptional Teachers - Instrument and Voice Instructors

Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. All of our music instructors have either conservatory or music school training and most have professional performance experience. We select teachers that have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn. We are confident that we have the right teacher to help you achieve your musical goals whether you are a beginner or a seasoned musician. Many of our teachers have attended some of the top music schools in the nation including Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, Rice University, Indiana University, Mannes College, Stony Brook University, Aaron Copland School of Music.

Family Owned and Operated -

Family Owned and Operated

We are confident that you will immediately notice the difference and positive atmosphere as compared to other music schools. We have strived to treat our clients like they are part of our family. We are committed to providing music instruction of the highest quality and the most positive and pleasant experience possible. In addition, we live in the community and many of our clients are our neighbors and friends. Furthermore, we are committed to improving our community by providing scholarships to local schools, NYSSMA free coaching, performing at charity events and supporting other worthwhile causes.

Partnerships & Affiliations -

Partnerships & Affiliations

Grace Music School is committed to music education, advocacy and professional excellence. We strive to be at the forefront of the music industry through continuing education and training as well as attendance at industry conferences and seminars. As members of professional and trade organizations, we actively support the advancement of our field, the business of music, and music education. The following are the organizations/schools we have partnerships with. NYSSMA® – New York State School Music Association SCMEA – Suffolk County Music Educators Association Steinway and Sons NAMM – National Association of Music Merchants Connolly Music Long Island Violin Shop

Our Facilities -

Our Facilities

Our first location to open is in Fort Salonga and serves the communities of Fort Salonga, Northport, Kings Park, Commack, Smithtown, St. James, Ellwood, Greenlawn, Centerport. Our second location is in the Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery in Melville and serves the communities of Melville, Huntington, Cold Spring Deer Park, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Bethpage, Syosset, Plainview, Jericho, North Babylon.

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons All ages. Levels & Interests

Grace Music School offers the best piano lessons in the Melville/Huntington/Northport areas by presenting repertoire and technique with fun and innovative methods. Music lessons are offered for both children and adults in classical, jazz, pop and other genres. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student and include technique, ear training, sight-reading, and music theory if desired. Accessible school location and ample parking • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule • Piano lessons that are fun and engaging • A friendly environment and personalized curriculum to achieve the best possible learning • Comprehensive piano instruction including theory, technique and ear training • Performance opportunities at our recitals and community events.

Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons All ages. Levels & Interests

Grace Music School offers the best voice lessons in the Melville/Huntington/Northport areas by presenting repertoire and technique with fun and innovative methods. Instruction is offered for both children and adults in various styles such as classical and pop. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student and include technique, ear training, sight reading, and music theory if desired. Accessible school location and ample parking • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule • Voice lessons that are fun and engaging • A friendly environment and personalized curriculum to achieve the best possible learning • Comprehensive voice instruction including theory, technique and ear training • Performance opportunities at our recitals and community events

Strings Lessons / Guitar Lessons

Strings Lessons / Guitar Lessons All ages, Levels & Interests

Grace Music School offers the best violin, cello, viola, bass lessons, as well as guitar lessons in the Melville/Huntington/Northport areas by presenting repertoire and technique with fun and innovative methods. Music lessons are offered for both children and adults. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student and include technique, ear training, sight-reading, and music theory if desired. Accessible school location and ample parking • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule • Lessons that are fun and engaging • A friendly environment and personalized curriculum to achieve the best possible learning • Comprehensive string/guitar instruction including theory, technique and ear training • Performance opportunities at our recitals and community events strength and flexibility.

Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons All ages, Levels & Interests

Drum lessons at Grace Music School combines key aspects of percussion into a customized program for both practice and study. Students can select the style of music they want learn and will be guided to learn new repertoire and techniques with a variety of technical exercises designed to improve speed and comfort. Accessible school location and ample parking • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule • Drum lessons that are fun and engaging • A friendly environment and personalized curriculum to achieve the best possible learning • Comprehensive drum instruction including theory, technique and ear training • Performance opportunities at our recitals and community events strength and flexibility.

Woodwind Lessons

Woodwind Lessons All ages, Levels & Interests

Grace Music School offers the best saxophone, clarinet and flute lessons in Melville/Huntington/Northport areas. Music lessons are offered for both children and adults in classical, jazz, pop and other genres. Instructors will work to develop technical and physical skills necessary for student’s advancement. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student and include technique, ear training, sight reading, and music theory if desired. • Accessible school location and ample parking • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule • Saxophone lessons that are fun and engaging • A friendly environment and personalized curriculum to achieve the best possible learning • Comprehensive Woodwind education including theory, technique and ear training • Performance opportunities at our recitals and community events

Music FunTime

Music FunTime Ages: 18 months to 7 years

Music FunTime is an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, which includes music classes for kids 18 months to 7 years old. Music FunTime is not a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump & play instruments. This program is based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop. For more information visit the Music FunTime website.

NYSSMA Preparation

NYSSMA Preparation

GMS is a sponsoring member of NYSSMA and helps prepare students for NYSSMA through private instruction as well as offering free Master Classes and NYSSMA recitals. This will help students to prepare and perform their best, whether the student is participating in NYSSMA for the first time or has performed Level 6 pieces for a number of years.

Glee Club Ensembles

Glee Club Ensembles

Glee Club The GMS Glee Club is a fun way to sing some of your favorite music in a group setting. Ensembles Make music and make friends! At GMS, kids can join other students or their friends with the same abilities and interests in a performance-based group. From classical to jazz to pop, GMS’s offerings in various genres helps students find their favorite style of musical expression. • Jazz • Classical Chamber Music • Choir

Music Movie Night

Music Movie Night Parent Orientation

Music Movie Night GMS periodically shows great orchestral works, concertos, and solo performances on our 70-inch LED TV and surround sound system. This fun and educational program is designed to cultivate a life-long appreciation of the great works of Classical Music and inspire young and old alike. We believe it is important for everyone to be exposed to all types of music in order to develop an appreciation, respect and admiration for these great achievements of human creativity. There is NO CHARGE and we will provide the popcorn and candy! Parent Orientation Grace Music School will periodically host “Parent Orientation Sessions” for parents of new and existing students. Some topics covered include: • How to get your child to practice • “Music lessons…it’s not just about the music” • Fun music applications to keep your child engaged and learning • The importance of performing • Q & A Session

Emerging Artist Series

Emerging Artist Series

Emerging Artist Series Grace Music School periodically hosts concerts with local emerging artists and/or students from our school to give them a venue to perform their works and sharpen their skills as performers. There is no cost to use the school’s recital space for a concert.

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Address:
505 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY
Business Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm;
Sat & Sun 9am - 6pm
Directions:
Melville Location: Directly on Route 110 in Melville just south of the Walt Whitman Mall. We are located inside the Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery. There is ample parking around the building, so parking is never an issue!
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