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Mel P.
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Learn from Classical to Rock, Blues to Country, Irish fiddle to Jazz. Learn to by note or by ear !
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Classical, traditional method and Suzuki method. Studied with Dr. John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki method for the United States. Have played with Southern Illinois University orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony exhibition concert. Have performed in Europe, North America and Asia.
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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Mel is an excellent teacher, violinist and communicator. He has the rare ability to combine the right balance of sharing his knowledge, playing by example and providing feedback in an easy to understand way. With his insightful guidance and enthusiasm for the student’s success, I look forward to every lesson and enjoy working with him.

Posted Sep 20, 2022
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I have been taking lessons from Mel for a little over a year now. Best teacher ever. Mel listens to what I want to do, and he teaches me how to do it. Mel teaches me how to practice. Each week, if I have a question about technique or accents, whatever, Mel will take the time to make certain I get the right answer. I could not be happier.

Posted Sep 15, 2022
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He does a wonderful job with my daughters. A wonderful teacher

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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".
Music Education
Aug 1970 - Jun 1973
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
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
EMMY award
Aug 1977
The National Academy of Television Arts
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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Instructor details
Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Brittany Dail Drive
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Main St.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$29
45 minutes
$44
60 minutes
$59
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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