Melissa Juarez
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Melissa Juarez

Melissa J.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As a passionate cello player, I want my students to have fun but also really understand their instrument and the music they are playing! Students will learn their scales through the circle of fifths, shifting positions, vibrato techniques, music theory, and performing with an accompanist. They are expected to have fun but to work hard - it’s totally worth it!

About Melissa J.

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.


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6 Reviews
Taylor E.
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Great first lesson with hands-on playing, not just an orientation. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Jerry M.
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I decided to take up cello at age 57 as a new instrument. Melissa did a great job teaching proper technique and method and was really aware of my personal goals for what I wanted to achieve. She has a great gentle and encouraging demeanor. I would highly recommend Melissa.

Posted Mar 31, 2020
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Melissa was very patient and such a great teacher on my first lesson with her. It went by so fast and I learned so much!

Posted Feb 8, 2020
Jude J.
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Melissa is amazing! She began teaching my son cello about 2 months ago, and we just love her. She is such a patient, kind, and fun instructor. She's also very knowledgeable and professional, and really cares about her students and their progress. We are completely happy with her. Very highly recommended!!

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Jinlei S.
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She is a really nice teacher! I’m enjoy the class!

Posted May 13, 2019
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Melissa is fantastic!! Extremely kind and very patient. She’s a great teacher!!!

Posted Jan 28, 2019

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Piano Accompanist
Sep 2018 - May 2019

Kansas City Ballet

I was a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. This programs is to scout children who would have ability to join the Ballet and gain a scholarship.

Music teacher
Jun 2012 - May 2018

Band Instrument Service Cp

Teaching private lessons to students on the piano, cello, violin, and viola

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2016 - May 2017

Fort Zumwalt School District

5th Grade Orchestra Teacher
Oct 2013 - May 2016

Fort Zumwalt School District

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2010 - Oct 2012

89th Key Piano Studio

Subbing in for private piano teachers teaching piano lessons


Bachelors of Music
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014

Lindenwood University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Lucette Stumberg Flanagan Award in Fine and Performing Arts
Apr 2014

Shane Williams - Lindenwood University

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