- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2010
Missy J (AKA Maurissa J) has been playing professionally since she was 16 years old. She started with the violin when she was in the fifth grade and expanded her musical knowledge to other instruments such as bass, guitar, piano, and drums once she got into high school.
In her freshman year of high school she joined her first band, Darkhorse, and played bass with them in American Legions, Moose lodges, and VFW Halls.
Once she gained the necessary experience playing live, she was hired by many other bands. Soon she was playing professionally with multiple bands at a time.
Teaching being her passion, she began giving music lessons to her classmates. It didn't take long before she was teaching the children of family friends and fellow church goers. And now, with many years of teaching experience, she is playing and teaching music full time.
Missy's Music School is a small, home business that I began when I was still in high school. I have taught dozens of children and adults how to play violin, bass, and guitar. While I was going to college, I took a short break from teaching and have recently begun running my business again.+ Read More
In my senior year of high school, I volunteered at a local elementary school as an assistant. I worked with the special needs children, playing music and doing art with them.
Awesome teacher that really focused the lesson around you and your skills.
I was particularly struck by how she seems able to tailor the lessons to a students particular needs/abilities, etc. Highly recommended!
Maurissa is not only one of the nicest people I've met, but beyond knowledgeable in so many different instruments! It's impressive! She's going places!! Patient (as I'm a beginner) she really pays attention to what I need to be working on!+ Read More
I have had the pleasure to be in a band at one time with Missy and have also known her for many years. She is a very dedicated musician and artist. Her work ethic is outstanding never late for shows etc. She is also very patient with children of all ages.
Talented, smart understands young minds.
As well as the artistic personality. *makes you accountable warning..
As a local musician for many years in the area I have had the opportunity to play with Missy and her professionalism is unsurpassed in the business. She is the real deal. Fair...patient...talented..balanced...and knows how to convey the necessary structure needed for students to succeed. Do yourself a favor and spend a session with her to see for yourself her dedication to her clients and her love of being a part of making great music as you progress to each new level of expertise.+ Read More
We've known Missy for years and she helped get both of my sons started learning guitar and violin. My sons always looked forward to class and they had so much fun learning together. Now when they hang out and start jamming together it usually turns into a teaching moment 😉 Teaching is what Missy is made to do!+ Read More