In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Virtual options are now available for private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

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Growing Up at Merit

Video by Nick Matthews

Carly Zarate studied violin at Merit for over 13 years. While preparing for the next chapter in her life as a musician and student, Carly reflected on the community that helped her become the person she is today.

With your support, Merit School of Music can provide students like Carly with life-changing access to music education, community, and mentorship.