FootNotes Studio

Classes and lessons for children and adults in piano and music education in Richmond Virginia area. Piano and music lessons in the Richmond area

Operating as usual


Musical Mondays: This beginner high school student just started with us in the fall. She's doing incredibly well!


Musical Mondays- This student JUST learned this new jazz inspired piece during their lesson. Very impressive start πŸ‘


Musical Mondays - one of our youngest students starting to read the Grand Staff and with both hands on the piano 🎹 πŸ˜€


Loving the new decal in the studio πŸ’—


Musical Mondays- a fun song for one of our students showing practice helps us feel more confident when we play in lessons. 🎢


Miss this student, especially how he'd bite his lower lip as he concentrated :)


Musicians humor πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒ


Contact today to find out how you can get a full private lesson, virtual or in-studio, for just $5! 03/12/2021

Our studio received the Best Of Badge in the Richmond area :)


Try one on us!

Spring into something new and start your lessons today! Ask how you can get a free trial lesson in-person or virtual.


Come in from the cold to warm your heart with music. Lessons start at any time of the year! Contact for more info! In-person or virtual!


Music is for everyone :)


FALL in love!

Give your child the opportunity to learn something new this fall. Offering virtual and in-person lessons following COVID guidelines. VIsit our website for more details :)






It's true. Ask anyone who learned how to play and no regrets. The big regret i hear all the time is "I wish I never stopped playing!" So if you're one of those people who want to play again, any age and level are welcome. Get back into the game as they say πŸ˜‰


Thoughtful Thursday πŸ₯°


Only a few time slots left for after-school piano (virtual or in person). Contact Miss Melissa today!


Starting Tuesday Sept 8th, FootNotes Studio will be offering virtual as well as in-person lessons in my studio. COVID-19 guidelines and procedures will be in place for all in-person lessons. Space is very limited due to these guidelines so please contact me today!


Not the ideal way but still very possible... And a great view πŸ™‚

America the Beautiful - Free Easy Piano Sheet Music 06/24/2020

America the Beautiful - Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

Several students are learning this song this month in celebration of the 4th of July. It's a great version. Try it out!

America the Beautiful - Free Easy Piano Sheet Music Download and Print 'America the Beautiful' by Samuel Augustus Ward. Free Digital Sheet Music for Easy Piano from


Still a work in progress, but the music studio is coming along nicely in the new home. Going to continue teaching online lessons for the rest of the summer and we'll see what the future holds for when new students from the Richmond area can join me here in person πŸ™‚


New fun coloring worksheet from one of my favorite sites. If you or your child need help with this one please let me know. Print it out for FREE!


I mean, it's Boom Chika Boom, a crowd favorite πŸ˜‰ haha

The Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games 04/09/2020

The Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games

Check the link out for online music fun!

The Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games Having a background as a music teacher, I often get the asked what resources are available for homeschoolers to grow in their music studies. As such, today I'd like to share with you an Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games available for FREE to public and homeschoolers alike to have fun whi...


Last song

Last song in her book. Bravo!


Spinning Song

Skype lessons + daily practice + mom home to video = this πŸ€— Great job Kaitlyn!

03/23/2020 | Sheet Music and Music Lesson Plans

Site I get majority of songs, worksheets and games from | Sheet Music and Music Lesson Plans Give your kids the extra motivation they need by enrolling them in the MusicStars online music festival. Pick a piece to learn, record a video, and enter to win. It’s open to elementary kids of all levels.

Music Tech Teacher 03/17/2020

Music Tech Teacher

I use this site regularly πŸ™‚

Music Tech Teacher Music Tech Teacher includes quizzes, games, lessons, worksheets and other resources for teachers and students interested in using technology to enhance music education.


FootNotes has a bittersweet announcement. Miss Melissa will be moving FootNotes Studio and teaching piano and voice lessons in the Richmond area starting June 2020. I'll be leaving the Palmyra/Charlottesville area after teaching here for 18 years! All lessons will continue until the end of May. I will miss everyone yet excited for this new adventure!


Reminder: FootNotes and Miss Melissa will be on Christmas Break from Fri Dec 20th until Sun Jan 5th. Lessons will resume Monday Jan 6th, 2020. Have a wonderful holiday, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!πŸŽ„πŸŽ… πŸŽ‰

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Piano and Music Education lessons and classes in Richmond VA area

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Try one on us!
FALL in love!
Last song
Spinning Song
Awesome job playing Fur Elise considering she only learned this 2 weeks ago! πŸ€—
Happy Easter!
Another glimpse of beginner lessons at Angell's School of Dance in our music studio :)
Want to know what a beginner student might be learning? Watch here and see :)
All our students did a wonderful job at our Spring 2916 piano recital! Miss Loren and I want to say thank you for your h...
How can you have a bad day when your student is learning this song? :)
Samantha has only been working on this song for two weeks and doing very well! A little "Scarborough Fair" for your list...




9151 Gregory Drive
Richmond, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 7pm
Tuesday 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 7pm
Thursday 4pm - 7pm
Friday 3:30am - 5pm

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