I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons. We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well. What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
Teaching since 2006
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks English, Japanese
Has background check
My 5 year old daughter has taken multiple drawing lessons with Melissa since she was 3 or 4 years old. My daughter is always engaged! She loves Melissa's lessons. Thank you!
good teacher. I learned a lot
She helped me learned things in drawing that I didn’t even knew were related too!! Like math lol, great teacher!!☺️