Marissa VanDeusen

Marissa V.

Simpsonville, SC
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Marissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 7+, males 7 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2007

My name is Marissa, and I come to the music studio with a passion for teaching students of all ages and needs. My education and training has taken me from Phoenix, AZ where I grew up to Greenville, SC where I received both an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a master's degree in Performance. While in Greenville from 2007-2014, I took many choral tours and led both adult choirs and childrens choirs. I often enjoyed performing for local children's CD recordings. I currently sing in a nationally acclaimed community choir, The Rivertree Singers, who perform regularly in and around the Greenville area. It was also my privilege to train a young member of the American Boy Choir and accompany for him in 2011. It was in Orlando, FL that I decided to build my own studio through Takelessons, and I enjoyed every minute of it! In August of 2016, my family moved back to Simpsonville, SC to be near family. After a brief hiatus of enjoying motherhood, I am excited to be back with Takelessons and to have the opportunity to work with talented students here in South Carolina!

Lessons with me are always conducted in the utmost professional way, and I come to the studio with a desire to teach not only music, but the love of music. I love music and want my students to love it too! I use illustrations and examples to make abstract ideas more concrete. Students are encouraged to explore their voice and piano skills in each of their lessons and during their practice time. I challenge my students to do their best and try to find the balance between keeping them inspired and pushing them to do their best!

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Choral Director
Aug 2018 - Present
Fairview Presbyterian Church

Choral Member
Aug 2014 - Present
Rivertree Singers

A group of young professionals that loves to sing high choral music in the Greenville, SC community.

Owner and Teacher
Aug 2007 - Present
VanDeusen Music Studio

I have owned and operated my own music studio for ten years and love creating a personalized experience for each of my music students.

Voice Professor
Aug 2017 - May 2018
Bob Jones University

Choral Director
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Greenville Classical Academy

Music Instructor
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
Orlando School of Music

I had the privilege of teaching private voice and piano students at Orlando's premier music studio.


Master's Degree in Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Bob Jones University
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
Bob Jones University


National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competitor
Mar 2010

Photos & Videos

Photo by Marissa V.

Elementary music teaching

Marissa has enjoyed numerous jobs as a choral director over the years, working with elementary, middle, and high school singers.


6 Reviews

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Grace Oct 30, 2018
Singing · In home

We had a great lesson. As the first lesson, Marissa took time to get to know my daughter and understand her background. She kept the lesson well paced. My daughter thought Mrs. V was both nice, and funny as they worked through the lesson.

Maureen Apr 1, 2016
Singing · In home

Marissa is a wonderful instructor. She listens to her students and works with them to find material that is fun and engaging but also challenging. She provides constructive criticism when needed, and always quick to praise a job well done.

Antonella P. Jan 7, 2016
Singing · In studio

Marissa is a great teacher. She is very patients and really knows what she is doing. I am an intermediate singer and she was able to teach me some great things. I would recommend her to anyone.

Antonella P. Nov 12, 2015
Singing · In studio

She's lovely! She's really funny and the way that she explains the subjects is really easy to understand.

Elena S. Oct 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Very kind and paced the lesson well!

Liam M. Aug 25, 2015
Piano · In home

Very knowledgeable and super easy to work with!

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