Merrimack Music Academy

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 Best of Merrimack Award Winner
for 3 Consecutive Years

2017 • 2018 • 2019

phone: (603) 493-9214
email: [email protected]

1 Bryce Drive
Merrimack NH 03054

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"We've had a great experience with Merrimack Music Academy. My 6th grader has taken piano lessons for 5 years and has had incredible progress under the guidance of Peter Klapka. Peter has great depth of knowledge and is firm and consistent in his teaching methods. He also has a good sense of humor and relates well to students. I highly recommend MMA for music lessons."​   
Emily Burns
"I have had the pleasure of working with Peter Klapka at the Merrrimack Music Academy for over 10 years now. I started taking piano lessons when I was just 6 years old, and now, through Peter's instruction, I am an accomplished pianist and I can perform a large repertoire of music. Peter is knowledgeable in every genre of music, and has been able to teach me how to develop my technique for classical music, along with chordal theory and improvisation techniques for jazz. Additionally, Peter hosts two recital nights a year, where his students can play for each other; this is an amazing experience, as one can watch others learn and grow alongside themselves. With Peter's excellent instruction, endless patience, and deep knowledge, any student who is willing to put forth some effort will succeed at Merrimack Music Academy."

​Matt Spettel
"Our family has taken piano, voice and guitar lessons at this school for the past 15 years. Peter is a very skilled musician and solid instructor. He is able to modify his teaching to each of us based on what we want to learn. Bevin is a stunning voice coach and belongs on broadway! Instructors are good with keeping kids on track but yet having fun and moving forward. My parents make a point to visit during the recitals because they are constantly amazed by the talent of the kids at this school. MMA has filled our home with all kinds of music - rock, jazz, blues, classical and pop. What a treasure!"

​Laura Hesse Moran
"Our Son Russell has been taking piano lessons at Merrimack Music Academy for nearly 5 years, starting when he was 7 years old. Peter's an absolutely fantastic Instructor, balancing between firm & fun and creating realistic expectations/goals for his weekly improvement..... not an easy task, when working with young students."

​David Rebidue
"Our daughter takes voice and guitar lessons at MMA. Every teenage girl should take at least one month of voice lessons from Bevin (they won't be able to stop). Bevin stresses vocal technique while building confidence and ability. She is a masterful teacher with a down-to-earth style and contagious laugh; she makes 'lessons' an absolute joy for student and listener alike. Peter is a teacher of music. From the rank beginner who needs the raw basics to the more experienced student who needs the advanced and subtle techniques of an expert musician, he teaches you how to play."

​ Mary Mayville