- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Professional recording artist, singer, songwriter, pianist, with many songs that can be streamed or purchased anywhere music is sold. I have over 20 years of experience in performing and teaching music. What makes me unique is that I also have a background in music therapy and art therapy. I love to teach younger students, senior citizens and those with special needs. My lessons will be geared specifically toward YOU. I am skilled in teaching in a way that students retain information and stay motivated. I teach all genres from popular classical pieces to the most current music on the radio!
Therapist with a specialty in art therapy and music therapy. Conducted creative writing classes including songwriting, poetry and performance skills. Taught group music and piano classes.
Melissa is amazing! My 13 year old loves music-- right now he is taking piano lessons with her weekly but I feel she does a great job of fostering his love for music across the board. We began lessons in the January of 2018 and as of May of 2018 he has mastered several skills and moved up to a new lesson book.
She does a great job of meeting students where they are and encouraging them to the next level. She's not just a teacher, she's a friend, cheerleader and super hero! We love Ms. Melissa and are excited to continue to learn and grow with her!
Affordable-- lessons from a professional!
Melissa has taught me to play piano and read music in a short period of time. Melissa is the BEST ! not only is she an amazing teacher: she is patient, considerate, encouraging and most of all genuinely friendly She has given this senior citizen a renewed confidences in my ability to accomplish new things .+ Read More
Melissa not only teaches my 7 YO daughter to read music and play the notes she encourages her to create her own music. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and has a love for music that is nurtured by Melissa.
My 7 year old grandson began taking piano lessons with Melissa last October and his parents and I could not be happier with this experience. Melissa is so kind and encouraging. Sonny loves every lesson and is always eager to share what he learns. He is learning to read music, understand music theory and developing stage presence. We highly recommend Melissa as a piano teacher and thoughtful motivator.+ Read More
Amazing teacher. She got me ready for a big conference that I had to sing at. Gained confidence & ability in a short time! Thankful for her lessons!
As an adult learning piano for the first time, I was a bit nervous and thought, "Can you really teach an old dog new tricks?!" Well Melissa put all those fears to rest! She's such a natural teacher and encourager, guiding me along - one key at a time. She's professional, patient, and kind. She offered practical tips to help me read music. Most importantly, she took the time to help me get comfortable on the piano. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn play piano or hone their musical skills. She really is very talented and a wonderful teacher!+ Read More
Melissa is an excellent teacher who is patient, creative and thorough! I see tremendous growth is my son's piano playing and music reading.