About Us

At Sweet Melody Music Studio, we believe in excellence, creativity and building confidence.

At Sweet Melody Music Studio our lessons are built around your personal goals.

You learn from an accredited teacher with many years of experience, and music education.

To meet the needs of our students during the ongoing pandemic, we now also offer virtual online music lessons via Zoom to children, teens and adults, beginner, intermediate and early advanced students.

We provide you with the high-quality teaching tools that are needed to play any musical style and offer programs in Classical, Jazz, Pop Music, Blues, Gospel, Musical Theatre, Suzuki, Method, music theory and more. We teach notation and rhythm using creative and engaging activities to introduce new musical topics and make learning a new song fun.

We offer comprehensive lesson plans, techniques, performance opportunities and recitals, fun/creative learning, NYS Music Festival readiness and offer Community Service Programs to High School students. We focus on your wants and needs and on your personal musical goals in your musical journey. Unlike other music schools, we have invested many hours in learning unique teaching systems.

Our curriculum guarantees transformative results in sight-reading, satisfaction in making and playing music and basic skills to compose and write music, just to name a few.

With our flexible online lesson schedule, students are able to take advantage of early morning and lunch time lessons.

No matter what your musical goals are, Sweet Melody Music Studio is here to help you reach it through quality education and lessons.

Our founder and owner, Phyllis Butler is an accomplished pianist, organist, and violinist, who discovered music at a young age and found it to be life changing and lifesaving. Throughout her teaching and playing career, she has been blessed knowing that it has also changed others lives, brought people together, and helped people heal.

Over the years Mrs. Butler and SMMS have brought the joy of music to many communities around the island.

In 2015, Mrs. Butler was invited to create a music program for Bridgehampton Child and Recreational Center where she taught piano to over thirty school age children with no piano or instrument experience. After taking lessons with Mrs. Butler, her students performed a successful Christmas concert and Black History musical program.

In 2016 she formed a music program teaching children and adults in weekly group lessons at Faith Baptist Church of Coram offering beginner students the opportunity to learn piano and perform before live audiences. She also put together a jazz ensemble/ community orchestra with beginner to advanced students whose ages range from elementary to high school and who have performed for numerous community and holiday events including the Dickens Festival, Black History programs, Christmas Programs, Martin Luther King Jr. luncheons, school age music festivals and NYSSMA.

To learn more about Mrs. Butler's distinguished musical career, please visit her professional website.