Pleasant Street Music Studio

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Fall Lesson Special

Fall Registration now open for new and returning piano, voice, guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, trombone, horn, clarinet, saxophone, percussion students–and more!

Free trial lesson when you signup by August 30th. 

Contact us today to setup your trial: 978-921-2200 or

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 My name is Peter Mercurio and I live in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

I have been playing the guitar since I was 10 years old.  I loved music so much, and especially the guitar that I knew I had to get special training, so I went to the Berklee College of Music.

I play all styles, but especially love jazz, rock’n roll and classical guitar. I also play the bass

guitar and ukulele. I have also taught piano to guitarists that wanted some piano knowledge.

   Besides playing live, I also have been teaching those instruments for 30 years.

I love to teach and believe I am a very good teacher. Besides teaching the mechanics

of playing  the guitar, what is also important to me is making sure that the student knows why

he or she is doing this or that particular thing, and what to call it. My moto is,

“Always know what you’re playing, why, and what to call it.”

    In addition to playing live, and teaching, I also build and repair guitars and tune pianos.

So you see “Music” is in my blood. It is my life.


Peter G. Mercurio

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IMG-2370 (1).JPGPleasant Street Music Studio students attended Cape Ann Symphony’s “Russian Fireworks” on Sunday, September 24 at Ipswich High School, and met concert pianist Ya-Fei Chuang after the performance. Pictured here (from left to right): Penelope, Anna, Ya-Fei Chuang, Laura, Patrick and Irene. We asked Chuang how she memorized all of the Rachmaninoff Prelude No. 2 and how she became such a talented pianist, and she shared her secret with us: Practice!

(Published in Manchester Cricket on Friday, September 29, 2017)

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Kids on Keys: Next Session Oct 21


I’m excited to share that Ms. Gillian will be teaching Kids on Keys (group piano lessons) on Fridays from 4:00-4:45 from October 21-December 2. Classes run for 6-week sessions and include materials and performance opportunities in the studio and the community. There are only 2 spots left, so signup soon!
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Thank you blog followers! And updates.

Thank you blog followers for your patience! Apologies for last post in error: what we meant to say is–check out the October composition challenge under the student corner, or click HERE! Complete this and other challenges to earn points for your house.

We are looking forward to visiting Seacoast Nursing Home this Saturday at 10:30 AM. Bring a token for a special friend–maybe a drawing or ghoulish decoration. Costumes optional for this performance.

Also, the North Shore Piano Teacher’s Recital is around the corner on Sunday, November 15th in Beverly. For this, students interested in performing must have their piece memorized by November 1st.

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Fall Piano for Pre-K/K

We have 2 Spots left for Piano-for Pre-K/K this fall (beginners ages 3.5-6)!

Join us in singing, moving to the beat, and having fun at the piano!

Classes are from 10:00-10:45 for 5 weeks. We meet on the following Saturdays: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, (No class 10/10), and 10/17.

To sign-up, complete Group Class Registration.

For more information about classes, Click Here.

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Remember to get your forms in by Monday, August 24 to guarantee a fall lesson slot! We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon and hope you enjoy these last couple weeks of summer!

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Studio Closed Tuesday, Jan 27th

Due to severe weather conditions, the studio is closed today, Tuesday, January 27th. We will keep you posted about tomorrow. Enjoy the snow!

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Studio Closed until Sunday, August 3rd

The studio is closed for Summer break until Sunday, August 3rd. There’s still time to start lessons in August–we are open on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. We hope everyone is enjoying their summer thus far! The fall semester begins Wednesday, September 3rd. Fall registration will be open August 11th for returning students and August 18th for new students.

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Summer is getting closer everyday–and we can’t wait! Pleasant Street Music Studio will be open for piano and voice lessons throughout the summer. Perhaps you’ve wanted to learn how to play the piano or brush up on your skills, but you’ve been too busy or unable to commit to a regular semester. Maybe you just want a couple lessons to learn to play your favorite song or to learn some new vocal warm-ups. Whatever your ability (ages 5-Adult), we work with you to develop your musical talent–yes, you do have talent! During the summer, we offer flexible lessons, scheduled at your convenience.  See below for more information. We will also be offering 4-week piano camps (1 day a week for 3 hours) for students ages 4-18, times TBA.


SUMMER SESSION: Pleasant Street Music Studio will be open for lessons on SUNDAYS, MONDAYS, and TUESDAYS on the following dates:

06/15-06/17, 06/29-07/01, 07/06-07/08, 07/13-07/15, 08/03-08/05, 08/10-08/12, 08/17-08/19, 08/24-08/26. 


See table for tuition prices (in-studio)*+. New students must pay a $25 materials fee. The more lessons you purchase, the more you save!


Number of Lessons

30-Minute Private



Private Lesson


Private Lesson


Semi-Private Lesson





























*Sibling discount of 5% will be applied if you have two or more children taking private lessons.

+In-home rates vary with location. Contact for more information. 

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