Where are Lessons Offered
Online via Webcam
I am a full-time, independent piano instructor in Northern Virginia. My studio is located in Alexandria and is just minutes from the Springfield Mall and the Franconia-Springfield Metro.
My studio is located in a professional office building with plenty of parking and a waiting area for parents and siblings.
I love working with brand new students as well as transfer and advanced students. My studio holds yearly recitals for all students as well as participating in various non-competitive festivals through out the year.
The lesson atmosphere is kept light, relaxed, and stress-free. The studio also offers extended hours, with lessons before school and on Sundays.
If you are even a tiny bit interested in lessons at the studio, please contact me to schedule a free trial lesson.
My Musical Education Background
- Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington D.C.)
- Dual Diploma (High School and Piano)
- Radford University (Radford, Virginia)
- B.A. in Music Composition.
- 9+ years of full-time, private piano instruction.
- 20+ years of piano playing experience
- National Federation of Music Clubs
- Virginia Federation of Music Clubs
- Springfield Music Clubs
- National Guild of Piano Teachers
Genres and Subjects Taught
- beginning and intermediate levels
- beginning through pre-college levels.
- 30 minute lessons - $150 per month
- 45 minute lessons - $200 per month
- 60 minute lessons - $250 per month
* Prices are subject to change. Please view my website for current prices.
** Discounts and scholarships are available.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
4 - Adult
Ms. Michelle is the best teacher that I have heard about. She takes an interest in each student and tailoring her instruction to ensure each students is getting what they need. Each student is challenged, but only as far as she believe they would like. She encourages students to participate in music exams, festivals and audition; and helps them prepare for them. Each student has an idea of the music they like to play and will try to stay within their comfort zone. She tries to get them to go outside of their comfort zones and try a variety of music, which helps them play other music that would not have on their own. Not only does she teach them to play music, she encourages and helps them read and write music. She is very patient, communicates well and seems to enjoy helping students learn music. Our daughter has been going to her for 5 years and will continue to so. We ask our daughter every year do you want to continue with music lessons, knowing that this means: we pay and she practices, and our daughter is always adamant that she wants to continue. I believe Ms. Michelle has contributes to her desire to continue playing music, because of the her dedication to each student. I recommend Michelle Ayler to anyone who mentions they are looking for a good piano teacher.
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!