Melina Coppa

Melina C.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



Melina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been teaching privately and within the public school system (NYC high school instrumental program) for 20 years. I am a patient teacher with a former career/background in counseling. I love music and want my students to love it too! Experienced working with English Language Learners and children with special needs. Children and adults, rock, modern, classical and music theory are some of my strengths and interests.


Music Teacher (instrumental)
Sep 2006 - Present
International High School @ Prospect Heights

Private Studio
Apr 1989 - Present
Self employed

I started teaching music lessons privately as a teenager and have had private students for over 20 years.


Master of Arts in Music Education
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010
Brooklyn College
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
Sep 1995 - Jun 1996
New York University


NY State Professional Teaching Certification
Jun 2005
State of NY

Photos & Videos

With one of my music students from International High School on his graduation day!

Guitar Ensemble at International High School

On stage at NYC's Continental with my former band, Venice Beach Music Club

Playing at Lilly's in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Otto's Shrunken Head, NYC

LIC bar in Long Island City, Queens, NY


5 Reviews

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Claudjena Apr 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

As a student of Ms. Coppa, whithout the shadow of a doubt i can say that she is the best instroctor whom I have the opportunity to learn from . She offers her knowledge and support to her student in a kind of caring manner. She is very patient. I feel certain you will be just as impressed with Ms. Coppa as I had known this incredible teacher for four years.

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Yifan Apr 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I had 3 years of music classes with Ms. Melina when I was in high school, having little to none knowledge in music. By the end of my music classes with her, I was able to play guitar, piano, and different kinds of drums.
Ms. Melina is a very knowledgeable, experienced and patient teacher. She was able to explain the concepts and techniques in simple words therefore making them really easy to understand. During class, she would demonstrate the techniques several times and make sure I was doing them right. She was always happy to see improvement and give encouraging feedback. Her class was lots of fun and simply very pleasant. I highly recommend Ms. Melina to anyone looking to have a enjoyable experience of learning a musical instrument.

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Muhammad toure Mar 26, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

This website has very good instructors. EX: Ms Melina Coppa is one of them. 6 months ago I didn't know how to play any music instrument. Now, I know how to play acoustic guitar, bass guitar and all type of drums thanks to her

Jessica Tapia Mar 25, 2016
Piano · In studio

Hola me gustaria compartir mi experiencia con ustedes.
Ms.Melina Es una gran maestra de musica, Es muy paciente Cuando nos ensena . Nunca pense que Iva a aprender a tocar la guitarra Porque ya lo habia intentado antes y desde que empeze a tomar clases de musica con Ms.melina aprendi en unos Meses a aprender a tocar guitarra y actualmente Es mi maestra y estoy aprendiendo a tocar piano.
Asi que si estan interesados a tocar algun instrumento estan con la persona correcta.

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Tanvir Mar 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I have been taking classes with Ms. Melina for 3 years now and it's been a great honor. She is very friendly, helpful, kind and engaging. Has many unique way of teaching music if I struggle with one way. I still remember when I first came to her class with out any previous knowledge of music but, with her outstanding help I learned most of it from scratch in very short time. Besides learning music, we also have conversation about my academics, current local and global issues. Which keeps me updated and educated on recent world issues along with learning the music I desire. I really recommend Ms. Melina as tutor for any students who wants to learn and love music.

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