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Mel P.
Union, Missouri
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Old country, New country. All styles and artists. Learn from a pro!
About Mel P.

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructors. Learning the best way, helps you learn faster and have fun while you succeed!

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I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!

Posted Nov 11, 2021
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I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!

Posted Sep 21, 2021
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Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious. I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!

Posted Jul 4, 2021
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Experience
Musician
Jan 2004 - Present
Own Business
Solo music performer on stringed instruments. Played in North America, Europe, and Asia. Has been on radio and television nationally and internationally. Studio Musician for national recording artists in Billboard Magazines "Top 100".
Education
Music Education
Aug 1970 - Jun 1973
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Music Education
Jun 1973
Southern Illinois University, Edwdardsville
Major in Music Education, Strings emphasis. Violin Scholarship. Studied under Dr. John Kendall and Dr. Kent Perry. Music Theory Eastman School of Music (NY) Member of Suzuki Association of the Americas Member of Mid America Music Association Member of American String Teachers Association Member of Missouri String Teachers Association
Awards
EMMY award
Aug 1977
The National Academy of Television Arts
Affiliations
American String Teachers Association
Mar 2015
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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