Melissa King
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Melissa King

Melissa K.

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach beginning, intermediate, and advance literature on the flute. For beginners, I typically support the student's band program (if enrolled) by utilizing their class method book and supplying additional materials, such as solos, duets, scales, etc. For experienced students, I use a combination of etudes (Melodious and Progressive Studies - Cavally, 26 Selected Studies - Altes, etc.), Duets, and solos (leveled according to FBA grades). I specialize in teaching all genres and styles of music.

About Melissa K.

Melissa is an Orlando native and graduated from the Orange County Public School system. Since joining the staff at a local Fine Arts Magnet public school in 2005, she has written a Music Theory and Composition curriculum, started Piano and Guitar programs, expanded the Band program, and was recognized as teacher of the year. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned two music scholarships and earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education. She also holds a Music K-12 Certification from the Florida Department of Education. Not only is Melissa a dedicated music educator, she also performs regularly with the Southern Winds and Orlando Concert Bands, in addition to other freelance venues. She is also an active member of the Florida Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Florida Flute Association. Her students have gone on to study music in college and have been represented in All-State, All-County, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Florida Young Artists Orchestra, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts, as well as earn Superior ratings at District and State Solo and Ensemble events.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that learning music is built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student. This relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and most importantly the desire to LEARN and have FUN. I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the styles of music that the student wants to learn. For beginners, I tend to teach basic technique through simple songs to get the student playing music as quickly as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own a piano, flute. Students will provide their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I teach beginning, intermediate, and advance literature on the flute. For beginners, I typically support the student's band program (if enrolled) by utilizing their class method book and supplying additional materials, such as solos, duets, etc. For experienced students, I use a combination of etudes (Melodious and Progressive Studies - Cavally, 26 Selected Studies - Altes, etc.), Duets, solos, and audition materials based on student interest. I specialize in teaching all genres and styles of music.

Reviews

Write a Review
5.0
2 Reviews
5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
Kris
Profile-location-home Student's Home

How to play of buffy the vampire slayer once more with fleeing please will help me now ok come find me alright

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Tim S.

Excellent Instructor

I'm a college music professor, and so I have experience in the area. Melissa is a superb instructor. She is patient and engaging, and my daughter (age 9) loves her lessons. She applies just the right amount of "pressure" so that things are fun, but also on task and moving forward. Five star instruction. Highly recommend.

Posted Feb 15, 2014

Photos & Videos

8 Photos & Videos

Experience

Music Theory and Piano Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present

Howard Middle School

Created and teach Music Theory and Composition classes. Teach Piano 1 and Piano 2 classes. Magnet program assistant director.

Private Lesson Instructor
Jan 2002 - Present

Independent/Music and Arts-Sanford/Dr. Winds/High Note Music

Instruct private lessons in flute and piano. Students have auditioned and made various ensembles including: All-State Band, All-State Orchestra, All-County Band (Orange and Seminole), Florida Young Artist Orchestra, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (principal), various college ensembles across the country.

Band Director
Aug 2005 - Aug 2012

Howard Middle School - OCPS

Band director: taught all levels of band, started a guitar program, created and taught a music technology and music theory curriculum, created a Jazz band.

UCF Flute Summer Institute Teaching Assistant
May 2002 - Jul 2003

UCF

Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2000 - Dec 2004

University of Central Florida

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Education grade K-12
Jan 2004

Florida Department of Education

Certified with Florida DOE since 2004.

Awards

Teacher of the Year
Sep 2018

Orange County Public Schools

Excellence in Teaching Fine Arts Award Winner
May 2011

OCPS/Kessler Grand Bohemian Hotel

Music Performance Scholarship - 4 years
Aug 2000

University of Central Florida

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Aug 2005
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
National Flute Association
Aug 2000
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Flute
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Melissa's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Melissa's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed