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Malena’s Music & More

Limerick, ME 04048 (map)


Lessons Offered

Bass, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Violin

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

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 area who can effectively work with people who have disabilities, and this could be something to really bless the community!

In January, 2019 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 and More, offering more homeschool & life enrichment classes!

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, homeschool classes, and 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! :)

 

My Musical Education Background

Malena has been playing piano and singing for over 40 years. She learned trumpet at age 10, baritone at age 12, flute at age 13, clarinet and tuba at age 14, and guitar as an adult. She played piano for high school musicals and chorus. She has been teaching music lessons since 1989, including privately, Living Waters Christian School, and Saco/Old Orchard Beach Adult Ed. She has taught French, music appreciation, music theory, chorus, and more in homeschool settings and private schools.

Malena holds a Bachelor's Degree from Liberty University in Psychology, with cognates in Counselling and Special Education. 

She holds a Master's Degree from Liberty University in Human Services Crisis and Trauma.

With many years working with children and adults with disabilities, her education and other experiences, in addition to a nurturing instinct, lends to success for teachers & students alike.

Genres and Subjects Taught

We always offer a free trial lesson to ensure a good fit. Lessons are in-studio or online. All voice lessons and classes are online until further notice. Composition skills can be built into any lesson type if there is interest. Music theory and supplemental music choices are integrated as well to enrich learning and musical understanding. Lessons are student-interest directed and go at the pace that is comfortable for the student. We have experience with special needs and various disabilities, able to adapt lessons and classes as needed.

Piano Lessons

Accepting new students ages 3 to adult in studio or online! We use Alfred curriculum for all levels, supplementing with theory and music the student is interested in.  Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music during lessons.

Teachers - Malena Rachelle and Hannah Park

 

Violin Lessons

Accepting new students ages 5 to adult in studio or online! We use Suzuki curriculum for all levels, supplementing with theory & music the student is interested in during lessons. Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music. Homeschool students have the option to join homeschool band during the school year.

Teacher - Hannah Park

 

Guitar, Bass Guitar, or Ukulele Lessons

Accepting new students ages 5 - adult in studio or online! We use Alfred or Mel Bay curriculum for children and Hal Leonard for adults, supplementing with theory and music the student is interested in.  Options to declare a specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music during lessons. Option for acoustic or electric guitar. Homeschool students have the option to join homeschool band during the school year.

Teacher - Dan Park

 

Flute or Clarinet Lessons

Accepting new students ages 10 to adult in studio or online! We use curriculum for all levels, supplementing with theory and music the student is interested in during lessons.  Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music. Homeschool students have the option to join homeschool band during the school year.

Teacher - Malena Rachelle

 

Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium, or Tuba Lessons

Accepting new students in studio or online (Ages 10 and up trumpet, 12 and up baritone, 14 and up tuba)! We use curriculum for all levels, supplementing with theory and music the student is interested in during lessons.  Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music. Homeschool students have the option to join homeschool band during the school year.

Teacher - Malena Rachelle

 

Voice Lessons

Accepting new students ages 5 - adult in studio or online (note no in-person voice lessons at this time)! We use music the student is interested in to teach technique, proper breathing, and more.  Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music.

Teacher - Malena Rachelle

 

Combo Lessons

Accepting new students ages 5 - adult in studio or online! Choose any 2 lesson types! We use curriculum and/or music the students is interested in for all levels.  Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music. Lesson types can be combined by multiple teachers if desired.

 

Homeschool Classes

We offer both core and elective classes for your homeschool needs. Classes are kept small, engaging and fun. Visual, auditory, and hands-on learners will enjoy our classes and benefit from them.  Affordable rates and convenient schedule. Want something else? We have joined with The Freelance Homeschooler, so anything on that site can also be offered here. Take a peek! 

Teachers - HollyAnne Dustin & Malena Rachelle

 

Lesson Rates

We always offer a free trial music lesson to ensure a good fit! :)
 

Music Lessons

Weekly 1 hour group classes = $50 monthly tuition

Weekly 45 minute lessons = $150 monthly tuition

Weekly 1 hour lessons = $180 monthly tuition

 

Homeschool Classes

Each class is $50 per month, meeting once a week for an hour with assignments to work on at home for the rest of the week.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Piano: Accepting ages 3 to adult, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Violin: Accepting ages 7 to adult, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Guitar or Ukulele: Accepting ages 5 to adult, all levels.

Bass Guitar: Accepting ages 7 to adult, all levels.

Voice: Accepting ages 5 to adult, beginner to intermediate.

Flute, Clarinet, or Trumpet: Accepting ages 10 to adult, beginner to intermediate.

Baritone/Euphonium: Accepting ages 12 to adult, beginner to intermediate.

Tuba: Accepting ages 14 to adult, beginner to intermediate.

Homeschool: Early Elementary, Later Elementary, Middle School, and High School.

My Certifications and Awards

Malena, founder and owner, is a good-standing member of the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), both on the national and state levels. She is the state coordinator for MusicLink Foundation, a non-profit matching music teachers willing to teach at a discount with children who have financial need. She is also cleared through the Maine Department of Education to teach. Background checks are current with Maine Department of Education and MusicLink Foundation.

HollyAnne homeschooled her children throughout their school years, and she and Malena together created a small, private school registered with the state of Maine for many years. 

Hannah's background check is current with MusicLink Foundation. She played with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for many years and has been teaching for many years.

Dan graduated from Berklee School of Music and is now attending the University of Southern Maine for music as well. His background check is current through school.

 

My Musical Influences

Malena's mother was her main musical influence. She always jokes that she thinks she was taught to sing before she could talk! She remembers her mother always singing throughout the day, and her first solo at church was at age 5, the song, "I Am a Promise." 

Other influences are Beethoven, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, the Gaithers, Dolly Parton, For King and Country, and many more.


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