Mark S. Meritt

Mark performs and teaches as Mopco’s Musical Director. A musician since preschool, he’s written musicals and screenplays that agents represented, played piano on national TV including once doing Name That Tune with Rosie O’Donnell, and received honors and citations for academic work on sustainability. He’s a Master Teacher of the Simply Music Piano method, for which he also contributes curriculum content. With Pop-Up Piano Bar, he plays all-request piano karaoke/sing-alongs. Through Songs By You (, he uses a facilitated songwriting process that he created to help people write original music and lyrics, whether or not they have any experience as musicians or songwriters.